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    Bramble Energy opens hydrogen fuel cell testing facility

    2023-08-10T17:03:00Z

    A hydrogen fuel cell development facility has opened in Crawley, West Sussex with a promise of playing a crucial role in the country’s transition towards cleaner power.Known as Atrium Court, the multi-million pound, 34,000sq ft site is more than three times the size of Bramble Energy’s previous premises and will ...

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    Net zero agenda faces 'uncomfortable truths' as pressure builds on government to push back deadline

    2023-08-10T13:28:00Z

    Decarbonising fleets is low down the list of priorities for most haulage companies and the 2035 deadline will have to be extended because the economics don’t stack up, according to industry feedback.One automotive consultant who has worked for a range of truck manufacturers said he would “put my mortgage” on ...

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    Reed Boardall takes delivery of 60 Carrier Transicold Vector units to help cut carbon emissions

    2023-08-09T11:09:00Z

    Reed Boardall has taken delivery of 60 Carrier Transicold Vector S15 units and 20 Vector HE 19 multi-temperature systems in a deal that could see the haulier cut its carbon emissions by more than 800 tonnes a year.The new mono-temperature Carrier Transicold Vector S15 systems were provided by Dawsongroup Truck ...

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    Fiat electric van smashes Guinness World Record for greatest distance travelled on one charge

    2023-08-08T11:19:00Z

    (From left) Glenn Pollard, Guinness World Records adjudicator; Sam Clarke; Fergal McGrath and Kevin BookerA Fiat E-Scudo van, fitted with Bridgestone Duravis tyres and sponsored by Webfleet, has smashed the Guinness World Records title for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge.The record-breaking feat, which ...

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    Diageo launches biofuel lorry trial with Malcolm Logistics

    2023-08-07T09:41:00Z

    Drinks giant Diageo has teamed up with Malcolm Logistics to run an HVO trial which aims to save 171 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its duration.The trial will see 11 of Malcom Logistics’ trucks, fuelled by HVO, operating into and out of Diaeo’s Leven facility in Scotland, the global ...

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    BP invests £4m in UK data analytics firm Dynamon

    2023-08-04T16:20:00Z

    The venture capital arm of energy giant BP has made a £4m investment in Dynamon, a UK software company that develops advanced data analytics for transport firms.The funding forms part of Dynamon’s Series A round, being raised to fully commercialise and scale up its platform and expand its operations in ...

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    Trotters trades up to Renault for first electric van

    2023-08-04T09:24:00Z

    Clothing brand Trotters has chosen Renault Trucks’ E-Tech Master L3H1 Platform Cab for its first fully electric delivery vehicle.The van will deliver stock to the company’s stores and partners, including Harrods and Liberty, across London.The new E-Tech Master will average 20-30 miles per day and work within close proximity to ...

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    Tories' Uxbridge triumph shows new net zero strategy is needed, says RHA

    2023-08-03T10:24:00Z

    The Uxbridge by-election result last month, which saw the election of a conservative candidate, was a “shot across the bows” that showed a change of approach on net zero was now required, according to the RHA.The election of Tory Steve Tuckwell was widely seen as a result of a public ...

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    Hydrogen refuelling hub set to be built by Element 2 at Teesside Airport

    2023-08-02T11:08:00Z

    A £4.2m scheme to build a high-volume hydrogen refuelling station at Teesside International Airport has been announced today (2 August) by Element 2.The project is being delivered as part of a strategic alliance between Element 2, which builds hydrogen refuelling stations, Teesside International Airport and Innervated Vehicle Engineering (IVe), which ...

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    Green groups call on government to make HGV levy a distance-based charge

    2023-08-01T10:39:00Z

    As the HGV Levy kicks in today (1 August), environmental groups are calling for the current day-based levy to be ditched for a distance-based charge, with a “major discount” for zero emission vehicles.Green Alliance, Transport Action Network, Possible, and Transport & Environment are demanding the government goes “further in embedding ...

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    Mitchells of Mansfield helps clients offset carbon emissions with new service

    2023-07-31T15:32:00Z

    Mitchells of Mansfield is aiming to make Nottinghamshire the greenest freight distributing county in the UK by offering its customers the ability to offset their freight carbon emissions.The family-run haulage business, based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has teamed up with carbon offsetting organisation Ecologi to create Mitchells' CO2 Carbon Co-Op. Each ...

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    Powerday orders Volvo electric skip loader after trial yields 'staggering' data

    2023-07-28T10:20:00Z

    Recycling and waste management firm Powerday has become one of the first companies in the UK to place an order for Volvo Trucks’ fully electric skip loader.Following a successful trial that yielded “staggering” data, the two new electric skip loaders will come into service in September and are expected to ...

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    TG Lynes to switch whole fleet to HVO

    2023-07-27T15:19:00Z

    Heating and plumbing materials supplier TG Lynes said the additional benefits of running two trucks on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) meant it is now considering introducing the green fuel to its other HGVs.It began using HVO in two 18-tonne Euro-6 lorries last year, refuelled by a 10,000 litre tank installed ...

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    Tevva chooses Alltruck for road assistance and fleet management

    2023-07-27T14:28:00Z

    Tevva has appointed Alltruck to be its 24/7 roadside assistance and fleet management partner.Under the partnership, Alltruck will provide assistance for the British electric vehicle maker’s 7.5-tonne BEVs.Support includes a rapid response call centre, staffed by IMI qualified technicians, who will pre-qualify any issues to ensure effective recovery action is ...

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    Brit European opens Vita Nova Centre in bid for carbon neutrality

    2023-07-27T09:56:00Z

    Brit European has moved into a brand new HQ in Middlewich that will enable the specialist logistics provider to operate off-grid and with carbon neutrality within seven years.Its five-acre, ‘Vita Nova Centre’ consists of several eco-modular buildings utilising repurposed steel frames and feature enough solar panel technology and 3D printed ...

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    Gasrec reports rocketing demand for biomethane

    2023-07-26T12:04:00Z

    Gasrec is reporting the highest demand for biomethane in the company’s history, with volumes reaching an all-time high in June 2023 and more orders in the pipeline from fleets transitioning to new gas-powered trucks.The company's gas sales in June delivered a 250% increase compared to March 2020, when demand had ...

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    UKWA teams up with Howard Tenens to showcase benefits of solar panels

    2023-07-26T11:09:00Z

    The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is hosting its first ever UKWA Solar Showcase this September at Howard Tenens Logistics’ warehouse in Swindon, after experiencing "huge interest" from members in installing solar PV on their warehouse rooftops.The free event, which takes place on 7 September, will see the Howard Tenens team ...

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    Zemo guide shows how to slash HGV carbon emissions and fuel costs today

    2023-07-25T14:02:00Z

    Zemo Partnership has published a guide showing HGV operators how to drastically cut their emissions and fuel costs and attract new business by using low carbon renewable fuels.Dubbed The Renewable Fuels Guide, it provides advice and case studies on how businesses operating diesel HGV trucks can immediately lower their carbon ...

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    Northgate to recruit 50 technicians after achieving EV training accreditation

    2023-07-25T10:41:00Z

    Northgate Vehicle Hire is recruiting 50 technicians to strengthen its service and maintenance teams across its 54 workshops and its fleet of 50,000 LCVs.The move coincides with Northgate receiving its IMI Electric Vehicle Accreditation, which allows the firm to manage its own EV training internally. The company has already launched ...

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    Whistl signs up to UN-backed net zero standard

    2023-07-25T09:54:00Z

    Parcel, mail and e-fulfilment specialist Whistl has committed to having its efforts to reach net zero by 2045 audited by an international standards body.The United Nations-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) aims to help companies across the world halve their emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.Whistl has ...