Transport businesses looking to electrify their depot-based vehicle fleet are being offered a new site planning tool developed by UK Power Networks. In what the company describes as a first for the industry, the tool aims to transform the process of going electric for businesses across the UK. Optimise Prime is an innovation project helping find practical solutions to overcome the challenges fleet operators face when going electric. Royal Mail, Centrica and Uber now have over 6,000 electric vehicles (EVs) […]
DfT approves longer cabs and aerodynamic features but Don-Bur warns against “Heath Robinson” designs
HGV operators have been given the go-head by DfT to use aerodynamic flaps and longer cabs to cut fuel consumption and emissions but trailer manufacturer Don-Bur warned this week that until the “Heath Robinson-style” designs currently available on the market are replaced with something more durable, uptake could be slow and expensive for operators.
Hermes is piloting a service in London involving ‘pedestrian couriers’ unloading parcels from Ford vans, which it said reduces vehicle emissions for final mile deliveries.
End-of-life tyres should be reprocessed into renewable transport fuels if the government wants to achieve its Net Zero emissions target, according to campaigners.