The government has an essential role to play in the roll-out of electric charging infrastructure across the capital, according to the FTA.
Renault Trucks has put the first Master ZE full electric vehicle in Europe on the road with Kent County Council. The 57kW Master ZE nine-seat minibus has a 33kWh battery pack giving a range of 120km and will be used by Compaid, a charity helping disadvantaged people back into work.
The City of London will launch its first Zero Emission Zones (ZEZ) by 2022 with the rest of the Square Mile following suit by 2030.
Scania has used its modular system to develop a driverless, battery-powered concept vehicle that can be used for multiple urban purposes, from ferrying commuters to delivering parcels and collecting refuse.
Waste management company Biffa is fitting live cameras to more than 80 vehicles on two major refuse and recycling contracts with East Sussex and Waverley councils.
Freight operators are encouraged to take part in Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan consultation, which will run for seven weeks.
Freight operators only have a few days left to give their views on joint air quality proposals being explored by Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside Councils.
DPD is to operate the UK’s first eVitos from Mercedes-Benz Vans, which will be used across its London delivery operation.
Veolia has confirmed the first electric refuse trucks for its newly won contract with City of London Corporation will be joining the fleet in July.
DPD has worked in partnership with a British-based start-up on the “common sense” design of a new electric-assisted urban delivery vehicle, the first of which will be on the roads this summer.