The government’s announcement last week that it is cutting the grants for plug-in vehicles makes very little difference to HGV operators on the simple basis that only three commercial vehicles with GVWs above 3.5 tonnes are currently eligible for any kind of grant support. These are the BYD Auto eDucato 4.25-tonne GVW van, the FUSO eCanter and the Paneltex Z75. There is no grant funding under the scheme for trucks over 12 tonnes GVW anyway. Wind back six months to […]
More than four out of 10 fleets believe that they will be affected by the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) across the UK and the Ultra-Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) in London.
Decision by France and Germany to build battery plants will drive down electric vehicle cost, say analysts
Decisions by France and Germany to build domestic battery plants for electric vehicles will drive down the costs of the technology in HGVs, according to industry analysts.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]