Air quality

Making the switch to electric freight vehicles could save London £900m by 2021

June 30, 2017 Hayley Pink

Switching 10% of London’s current truck and van fleet from diesel to electric by 2021 could save the capital £900m in reduced health impact and abatement costs, researchers have calculated. Such a move would also shave 402 tonnes of NOx, 3.8 tonnes of particulate matter and 284,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas from the capital’s streets (see box below). The results were presented at the final Frevue conference last week (21 June) – a four-and-a-half year EU scheme to assess the […]

Air quality

Swedish out-of-hours delivery trial removes HGVs from rush-hour

May 25, 2017 Hayley Pink

A freight trial in the Swedish city of Stockholm has identified both business and environmental benefits from the use of out-of-hours delivery patterns. The Off Peak City Distribution trial, led by Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, saw two trucks receive an exemption to the current night-time delivery ban in place from 10pm to 6am in Stockholm. Researchers wanted to see if lifting the ban would drive operational efficiency for hauliers and businesses receiving their goods, as well as congestion-busting and air quality benefits […]