Bensons for Beds has today started trialling the all-electric Maxus E Deliver 3, built by SAIC, as part of its strategy to become a net zero retailer by 2040. A pilot scheme will see the business delivering Rollo by Slumberland mattresses to addresses in London, Kent, Cambridge, Essex and Milton Keynes. The electric van has a payload of 905kg and is capable of carrying eight to 10 rolled-up mattresses. It has an average city range of 213 miles on a […]
MT Awards 2020: Pioneering on electric vehicles takes DPD to Clean Fleet Van Operator of the Year award
In line with its wider urban delivery strategy, parcels firm DPD is aiming to build an all-electric fleet in “double-quick” time. By the end of 2020 it planned for more than 600 vehicles, around 10% of its fleet, to be fully electric – up from 147 by the end of 2019. The total EV fleet is now 730 vehicles.
Transport minister Andrew Jones and new deputy chair of TfL Valerie Shawcross will speak at LowCVP’s Annual Conference on 30 June.
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding.