Volta Trucks has started production of its first road-going design verification (DV) prototype vehicle at its Coventry factory. It said the DV prototypes are the first full-electric Volta Zero vehicles to be built in its recently unveiled production-ready design. Volta is embarking on making 25 vehicles and once completed in January, the fleet will begin a testing regime involving engineers replicating a range of customer usage and delivery cycles. Read more Volta in milestone production deal with Steyr Automotive Testing […]
Global express carrier FedEx Express is well on its way to achieving its goal of increasing the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet by 20% on 2005 levels by 2020. Steve Hobson asks Will Martin, MD of the UK operation, how it is being achieved here. Back in 2008, FedEx Express set itself the goal of reducing fuel consumption of its worldwide ground vehicle fleet by 20% on 2005 levels by 2020. By the end of its 2011 financial year, […]
Electric truck manufacturer Tevva has been awarded a £4.2m grant – the lion’s share of a total of £5.7m of funding from the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
The eyes of the world are on Glasgow for the COP26 Summit on Climate Change. But while everyone might be looking, it’s a fair bet to say plenty of people involved in the UK’s logistics sector aren’t really listening. Sure, those involved in the delivery business are all talking a good game. The truth though is that the pace of change is still way too slow – and way behind rapidly changing public opinion on the importance of ‘greening’ our […]