British Gas ordered 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall this week amid plans to never again buy another combustion engine vehicle. This latest order represents the largest electric vehicle (EV) order for a commercial fleet in the UK, and adds to 1,000 purchased by British Gas last summer. All 3,000 electric vehicles will be on the road by 2022 with the company prioritising high pollution areas – although engineers can volunteer to have the new vans during the rollout. […]
The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclist safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations.
The RHA has been forced to defend itself over renewed industry claims that a public inquiry (PI) which could have rejected the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was not held because the trade association withdrew its formal objections.
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has appointed Terry Rayner into a new role as head of UK sales, to support its growth plans in the domestic market.