A fully electric refuse truck has taken to the streets in Gloucestershire in a bid to make the entire district carbon neutral. Ubico, which handles waste on behalf of Stroud district council, trialled the e-One electric truck, converted from a diesel-powered vehicle to an electric drivetrain. It is one of the first full electric refuse vehicle conversions in the UK. It was used on rounds in Stonehouse and Upton St Leonards, covering 55km and performing 1054 bin lifts and the […]
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
Technology specialist Samsara has launched new tools to help operators looking to transition their fleets to electric.
The government needs to act swiftly to decide which zero-emission route HGVs must take if the UK is to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.