Nordic parcels and mail firm Bring and Posten is trialling Volta Trucks’ electric HGV – the Volta Zero.
Suttons Tankers is continuing its winning streak, landing a contract with Ryse Hydrogen just weeks after signing deals with William Grant and Sons, Grace Overseas and GreenChem.
The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is calling for fleet managers to join a range of committees it is setting up to tackle key industry topics.
If one thing is certain as the UK heads to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 it is that no one low carbon technology has emerged to provide the answer to decarbonising heavy, long distance freight transport in the near term.
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is building a biomethane gas filling station at its Bracknell Waitrose site to fuel 120 HGVs, as it pulls forward its ambition to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet by 2030.
A partnership between tech firm REE Automotive and hydraulics manufacturer KYB promises to revolutionise electric vehicle designs of vehicles up to 8-tonnnes GVW.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched the ABT eTransporter 6.1, its first fully-electric van in the UK. Developed in collaboration with premium partner ABT e-Line, the eTransporter offers a range of just 82 miles with a cargo space of 6.7 cu m and payload of 1,001kg with prices starting at £42,060.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
New research from the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) has shown that in 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane – a renewable and sustainable low carbon option.
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has set its sights on the European market with plans to launch a range of electric trucks later this year.