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    Enfield Council adds Renault E-Tech to fleet


    Enfield Council has taken delivery of its first fully electric refuse truck, a 26-tonne Renault E-Tech.The ultra-quiet D Wide Low Entry Cab equipped with a CP Davidson Titan refuse body is the first of four to be delivered and will service the London borough’s residents with the remaining three expected ...

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    Cargo bike firm Zedify attracts £5m investment for national rollout


    Electric cargo bike provider Zedify has secured £5m in funds to roll out its low carbon service across more of the UK.The first and last mile delivery firm said this new round of funding would enable it to open new locations including in Manchester and Birmingham and make itself available ...

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    'A lack of charge points and a lack of direction' - DfT slammed over 'woeful' net-zero strategy


    Logistics UK has repeated its call for HGVs not to be forgotten as the country pivots towards zero-carbon fuels for vehicles, following the publication of a report warning that catastrophic environmental impacts were becoming inevitable.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said there was now very little chance of keeping ...

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    Could your company be crowned MT Urban Operator of the Year?


    Delivering goods into busy towns and cities has always been a complex job for logistics operators, exacerbated in recent years with the introduction of air quality and safety regulations.But industry has always risen to the challenge and we see shining examples every day of operators going above and beyond when ...

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    Macfarlane Packaging boosts fleet with five new electric vehicles


    Macfarlane Packaging has added five new electric vehicles (EVs) to its commercial delivery fleet as part of the group’s wider investment in its carbon reduction strategy.The move sees Fraikin supply one 16-tonne EV articulated truck and four 3.5-tonne EV Luton vans to Macfarlane Packaging, which is a subsidiary of MacFarlane ...


    Mercedes Benz takes to the Arctic Circle to test its electric trucks


    Mercedes-Benz Trucks has taken two electric eActros trucks to the home of Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle to test their performance in temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius.The manufacturer’s Winter Test team headed to Rovaniemi in Finland - known as the capital of Father Christmas – to winter test prototypes ...

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    East Cambs council goes green with vegetable oil-powered fleet


    Recycling lorries across East Cambridgeshire could soon be running on vegetable oil.East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) will buy 10 of the eco-friendly HGVs when a committee meeting is expected to green light the £2m funding on 27 March.If approved, then the new fleet is expected to take to the roads ...

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    HGVzero23: Logistics giants re-group to promote transition to cleaner fuels


    Big names such as Stobart, XPO and Coca-Cola are once again teaming up to launch a cross-industry action group focusing on the decarbonisation of trucks: HGVzero23.After the success of HGVzero in 2022, the group will assemble this year to promote the transition to cleaner fuels.The action group brings together leading ...

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    DHL Supply Chain adds four 40-tonne Volvo FM electric trucks to fleet in UK first


    DHL Supply Chain has added four 40-tonne Volvo FM electric trucks to its fleet making it the first company to operate these fully electric trucks in the UK.The four trucks, which are replacing diesel vehicles, feature Volvo’s largest 540kWh battery which provides 666hp, giving the zero-emissions trucks a range of ...

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    Mitchells of Mansfield plugs in to green deliveries with electric Renault D truck


    Mitchells of Mansfield has taken delivery of its first fully electric HGV after pledging to reduce its carbon footprint and forging a partnership with climate action organisation Ecologi.The Nottinghamshire-based Palletways UK member has already electrified its forklift truck fleet. The company said this week that the delivery of the electric ...

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    Volta Trucks secures European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for the Volta Zero


    Electric CV manufacturer Volta Trucks has gained European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero vehicle, allowing it to produce and sell the all-electric Volta Zero in volume.The certification comes as the manufacturer prepares to deliver the second-generation ‘Production Verification’ prototypes to customers across Europe as part ...

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    Evri signs net-zero deal with Zedify and Urb-it for Bristol CAZ deliveries


    Evri has partnered with Zedify and Urb-it to provide 100% carbon free deliveries in the Bristol clean air zone (CAZ).Zedify and Urb-it will use their e-cargo bikes to deliver to consumers’ homes within the CAZ, meaning all deliveries under 15kg will be emission-free.Evri said it had also started a trial ...

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    German CO2 label proposals could be adopted in the UK, says ParcelHero


    Proposals to introduce compulsory labels on parcels in Germany that reveal their carbon footprint might force courier firms to adopt the measure in the UK, according to ParcelHero.Germany is currently considering a radical reform of its postal and parcel networks and its Federal Ministry of Economics is reportedly weighing up ...

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    Tevva customers offered discount of up to £16,000 on 7.5-tonne electric truck


    Operators choosing Tevva’s 7.5-tonne battery-electric truck can now get up to £16,000 off the purchase price after the manufacturer secured plug-in truck grant (PITrG) eligibility.To get the government grant, Tevva had to demonstrate that its vehicle had a CO2 emissions figure of at least 50% less than a conventional equivalent ...

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    Welch’s Transport installs electric HGV supercharger and invites other operators to use it


    Welch’s Transport has installed a new state-of-the-art supercharger at its headquarters which will be open to use by other operators as well as the haulier’s own fleet.Announcing the installation of the EVD-150 DC charging unit, director Chris Welch called on the government to speed up the roll out of charging ...

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    Palletways sees 25% rise in female employee numbers


    A drive by Palletways to attract more women into the logistics industry has resulted in a 25% year-on-year increase in female employees in just one year. Marking the increase just two days before International Women’s Day on 8 March, the network said it aims to drive this number even higher.In ...

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    UK van market sees best February in 25 years, despite fall in BEV registrations, SMMT reveals


    Light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grew by 8.5% in February this year, delivering the best February performance since 1998, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed.According to SMMT's latest research on the sector, published today (6 March), the UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew for ...

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    Unipart Logistics launches lead logistics provider service


    Unipart Logistics has launched a major new lead logistics provider (LLP) service to help clients avoid supply chain disruptions caused by events such as Brexit, Covid and the Ukraine conflict.The company said the launch is aimed at businesses looking for a single, trusted and independent LLP to provide resilience, productivity ...

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    First Hydrogen reveals sketches of its Gen II zero emission van


    First Hydrogen has revealed new images outlining the design of its Generation II concept vehicle, which will be available with either fuel cell electric or battery electric drive trains.The latest sketches show the design process that the company is undertaking with global mobility experts EDAG Group. The images show the vehicle’s ...

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    XPO trials 'industry-first' rail service to slash CO2 emissions


    XPO is trialling an overnight rail service for volumes destined for Scotland from its shared user pallet network in a move expected to be faster and with significantly less environmental impact.The company said customers in the midlands who ship to Scotland could reduce the greenhouse gas emission of a pallet ...