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    BAE Systems and Eaton to develop electric drive system for commercial trucks


    Defence contractor BAE Systems and global power management company Eaton have joined forces to develop an electric vehicle system (EV) for medium-duty trucks.Announcing the move, the joint venture said it is already developing a Class-7 pickup and delivery demonstration vehicle.The EV system will incorporate BAE Systems’ power-dense electric motor and ...

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    New trade body pledges rapid roll out of EV charging network for commercial fleets


    A new industry association representing the UK’s EV charging industry has launched in a bid to ‘supercharge’ the roll out of charging infrastructure.ChargeUK brings together 18 of the largest companies installing the charge points needed to enable the country’s switch to EVs and the realisation of net zero.It said it ...

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    Biffa unveils plan to switch existing truck fleet to electric powertrains


    Waste firm Biffa is ‘upcycling’ its fleet of refuse trucks and replacing their diesel engines with electric powertrains in a move expected to save the taxpayer millions.The company is working with vehicle electrification business Lunaz to transition its fleet to a zero-emission alternative over the next decade.Lunaz’s base in Silverstone ...

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    Wincanton charges forwards with multi-million pound investment in EVs for Ikea


    Wincanton has bought 30 electric home delivery vehicles supplied by Renault Trucks and Ford to support Ikea’s goal of reaching 100% zero emission last mile deliveries by 2025.The purchase comprises 10 16-tonne trucks and 20 vans and is expected to save Wincanton 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, across ...

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    Manfreight takes on £9m Belfast Harbour warehouse


    International transport firm Manfreight has leased a new £9m warehouse from Belfast Harbour beside the port’s RoRo ferry terminals.The 50,000 sq ft warehouse is the first in Northern Ireland to be constructed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environmental standards and will service agri-food producers and retailers for both import and export trading.It ...

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    Novuna plans charging forecourt to aid operators' EV transition


    Fleet leasing provider Novuna Vehicle Solutions is planning to open an electric vehicle (EV) charging forecourt for cars and vans - a first for the UK’s contract hire and leasing industry.Novuna Vehicle Solutions manages over 140,000 vehicles across the UK and Europe, ranging from cars and vans to HGVs and ...

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    Generation Logistics targets university students


    A major campaign is targeting cities with high student populations to raise awareness of the wide range of career opportunities the logistics sector has to offer.Generation Logistics, which is the brainchild of Logistics UK and CILT and sponsored by businesses from across the logistics sector, is launching a major advertising ...

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    Unipart chief mulls “pivot” to US as Britain drags heels on EV subsidies


    John Neill, chairman of UK parts and logistics giant Unipart, is looking at moving the group's investment to the US or Europe because of the lack of government support for the electric vehicle market and wider green economy.Unipart, which is based in Oxford and employs more than 8,000 people, makes ...

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    DHL launches global summit on sustainable logistics


    DHL is hosting a newly launched global summit this week which aims to bring together logistics and sustainability experts to collaborate on developing greener, cleaner logistics. The Era of Sustainable Logistics Global Summit 2023 runs from 25 April-27 April in Valencia - Europe's Green Capital for 2024.The summit gives more ...

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    Fielden Factors boosts fleet with six DAF vehicles


    Builders merchant Fielden Factors has taken delivery of six DAF vehicles from MV Commercial - including one with a bespoke front-mounted HIAB crane - as part of its fleet renewal programme.The order includes three DAF LF 290 18 tonne 4x2 brick grabs, fitted with HIAB X HIDUO 118 B-2 cranes, ...

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    Volvo Trucks refurb creates net zero South London dealership


    Volvo Trucks has completed a £2m refurbishment of its Croydon dealership which is designed to slash the site's annual carbon emissions from 232 tonnes to net zero.The redeveloped facility, which has been rebranded Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London South, has benefitted from £500,000 of new sustainable technologies and increased ...

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    Asda to trial Wayve self-driving delivery vans


    Supermarket giant Asda is to trial self-driving delivery vans for customer home deliveries in London, provided by autonomous mobility technology company Wayve.The vehicles will be used to transport groceries to up to 72,000 households in London, making it the largest trial in the UK, according to Asda. The supermarket chain's ...

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    Maritime Transport toasts extended distribution deal with Heineken


    Logistics firm Maritime Transport has landed a three year extension on its distribution contract with pub, beer and cider company Heineken UK (HUK), in a move which doubles the volumes transported.Under the three-year extension, Maritime will continue to manage the national distribution of Heineken products from its UK facilities in ...

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    Barriers to decarbonising HGV fleets risk supply chain "horror show", RHA warns government


    HGV operators are facing “massive” barriers to decarbonising their fleets, which could result in a supply chain “horror show”, RHA warned this week.The association is calling for the government to urgently provide a clear net zero road map which sets out incentives for hauliers to make the transition; gives clear ...

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    Electric freight mobility firm Einride expands into UK with Pepsico deal


    Swedish freight mobility firm Einride is expanding into the UK after signing a deal to deploy its connected electric trucks between PepsiCo's Walkers manufacturing sites in Leicester and Coventry. Over the three-year partnership, the truck fleet, powered by Einride’s intelligent Saga platform, will cover more than 750,000 miles, cutting the ...

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    Maxus unveils its latest electric van as it continues drive into UK market


    Chinese vehicle manufacturer Maxus has unveiled the e-DELIVER 7 - its latest all-electric van - as it continues its drive into the UK electric van market.This new addition to the Maxus eDELIVER range lands at mid-point, bridging the gap between the smaller eDELIVER 3 and the larger eDELIVER 9.The eDELIVER ...

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    DB Schenker provides logistics support to Siemens in UK first


    Logistics firm DB Schenker has sealed a deal with electrical manufacturing giant Siemens to provide production logistics support for its oldest UK manufacturing site.The deal marks the first time DB Schenker has been chosen to operate warehouse facilities for a Siemens site in the UK.Under the terms of the contract ...

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    Wren Kitchens teams up with Webfleet to boost fuel efficiency


    Wren Kitchens' fleet has extended its miles-per-gallon efficiency by nearly 8% since installing fleet management solution Webfleet with Paragon routing and scheduling software.The Lincolnshire-based retailer now runs Webfleet, which is Bridgestone's fleet management solution, in 154 trucks delivering kitchen units to customers across the UK, and a further 98 vans ...

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    Zero-emission HGV market "shackled" by lack of infrastructure and national plan, SMMT warns


    The UK's zero emission HGV market is "shackled" by the absence of a charging infrastructure, the lack of a national roll-out plan and the absence of effective incentives for operators, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) warned today (18 April).The SMMT said that unless the the UK government ...

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    Micro-logistics hub launches in Pimlico to provide zero-emission deliveries


    A six-month trial of a new micro-logistics hub in Pimlico has been launched today (17th April) which aims to improve air quality by cutting the number of trucks and vans delivering parcels to offices and residents’ homes in Central London.Westminster City Council, in partnership with Cross River Partnership (CRP), is ...