Yorkshire duo Magtec and Paneltex are now ready to put their 7.5-tonne electric truck into series production.
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 […]
A new report commissioned by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has found that the general public’s belief that delivery is free is something that must be challenged urgently if urban distribution is to remain viable. […]
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 […]