Government plans to double the number of electric vehicle charge points to nearly 8,000 this year by offering £20m of funding to local authorities do not go far enough, a leading think tank warned this week. The warning follows government confirmation this week that funding for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) will continue into 2021/22, allowing residents without private parking to reliably charge their vehicle. Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20m cash injection to […]
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.
Leeds City Council has announced that their planned clean air zone (CAZ) has been “suspended for the foreseeable future”, with a review earmarked for the autumn.
The large-scale transition to electric commercial vehicles and economic recovery can only be achieved if a “favourable” Brexit deal is thrashed out, according to the SMMT.