All Decarbonisation articles – Page 3

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    Hydrogen conglomerate UHL launches in UK with £250m spend


    Global hydrogen business developer United H2 Limited (UHL), is planning to expand its presence in the UK and Europe, with a target spend of £250m over the next year and a focus on the hydrogen mobility sector.UHL is the world’s largest hydrogen conglomerate with a significant position in 37 hydrogen ...

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    XPO partners with green energy provider Ares Power


    XPO has joined forces with Ares Power to provide logistics services to the company as it expands its green energy operations across the UK and Ireland.Ares Power is part of Kingdom Energy, which is owned by Shanghai Electric. The company provides a range of energy-saving products for domestic use including ...

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    DHL fleet for JLR to slash emissions by 84% using alternative fuels


    DHL’s fleet for luxury car manufacturer JLR is cutting its CO2e emissions by transitioning to a combination of battery power, bio-CNG and hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) powered HGVs.DHL recently renewed its freight services contract with JLR for three years, continuing a 15-year collaboration. The transition will see the fleet achieve ...

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    Switch to HVO sees Wincanton and Screwfix slash transport emissions by up to 90%


    Wincanton has switched 85% of the logistics vehicle fleet serving Screwfix to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), after a trial of the fuel “surpassed” expectations in cutting carbon emissions.Wincanton and the Screwfix Logistics Team launched a trial in 2022 involving 48 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) operating from the Screwfix distribution centre ...

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    Müller trials solar-powered HGV refrigeration in drive to cut carbon emissions


    Dairy products giant Müller is testing whether solar panels and kinetic energy can replace diesel engines to power its fleet of refrigerated HGV trailers.The company has teamed up with Sunswap to trial the delivery of fresh milk using refrigerated trailers that are totally battery and solar-powered.The solar and battery-powered Sunswap ...

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    Kilnbridge Construction adds Webfleet Video to fleet to help cut CO2 emissions and fuel costs


    FORS Gold operator Kilnbridge Construction Services is introducing the Webfleet Video solution across its fleet of 140 HGVs and vans in a move aimed at reducing its fuel costs and CO2 emissions.The move will enable Kilnbridge to monitor its fleet’s journeys and help the company reduce fuel consumption, cut carbon ...

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    Learn lessons from ULEZ and make it easier to ditch fossil fuels, says RHA


    The RHA is urging politicians and policymakers to learn lessons from the London ULEZ on the journey to net zero and offer greater support for hauliers and drivers to make the transition to cleaner vehicles.The warning comes as the expansion of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) to cover all of ...

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    DSV joins programme to test drive Volta Zero


    Global transport and logistics firm DSV is to test drive a Volta Zero electric truck as part of the manufacturer’s Driving Experience Programme, which allows hauliers to loan a truck for an extended period to understand how the Volta Zero can integrate with their operations.The all-electric Volta Zero will be ...


    ReFuels and John Lewis Partnership collaborate on South West’s first biomethane HGV refuelling station

    2023-08-23T11:51:00Z is collaborating with John Lewis Partnership on the first biomethane HGV refuelling station to be built in the South East of England.Construction has begun on the new station in Aylesford in Kent, which will be able to fuel more than 500 trucks per day, saving almost 60,000 tonnes of ...

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    A tribute to the (very much alive) internal combustion engine…


    Many in society have been indoctrinated with the false belief that battery vehicles are ‘zero emissions’ and the solution to all our environmental ills. Thankfully, our commercial vehicle industry is blessed with a pragmatic membership, who have the intelligence to join the dots and the strength of character to question ...

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    Logistics platform bodo and electric courier Packfleet expand green deliveries in London


    A collaboration between logistics platform bodo and all electric courier Packfleet, launched in May this year in a bid to increase carbon-neutral deliveries in London, has seen almost 98% of parcels delivered first-time and not a single parcel damaged in transit.Under the partnership Packfleet is delivering parcels for bodo customers ...

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    Boughey Distribution takes delivery of first electric truck


    Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle - the Volvo FE Electric - following a three-month trial of the vehicle.Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the vehicle features a bespoke livery to promote Boughey’s commitment to a sustainable future. The vehicle joins the company’s fleet of 144 ...

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    Webfleet partners with VEV to drive switch to electric commercial vehicles


    Bridgestone’s Webfleet has entered into a partnership with e-fleet firm VEV to accelerate commercial electric vehicle adoption.As well as initial site electrification, charge point infrastructure installation and electric vehicle sourcing and financing, VEV also supports ongoing EV fleet operations.“Webfleet is a critical component of the electrification journey, from initial planning ...

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    Police probe spate of attacks on London ULEZ cameras


    The Metropolitan police said it was investigating hundreds of crimes related to ULEZ cameras being vandalised across London.An operation was launched in April after reports of criminal damage and theft were passed to the Met by Transport for London (TfL).It said that as of Tuesday (15 August) it had recorded ...

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    Armstrong Logistics adds 10 Volvo FM tractor units to fleet as decarbonisation plans continue


    Lutterworth-based Armstrong Logistics said its 10 new Volvo FM 420 tractor units were actively helping to accelerate its decarbonisation goals.The 4x2 Globetrotters expand the firm’s fleet to 82 units and will be used to deliver to supermarkets across the UK, clocking up an expected annual mileage of 200,000km.Marcus Fischer, commercial ...

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    Glasgow council 'lying' over emission levels, claim Fightback campaigners


    A campaign group protesting against Glasgow’s low emission zone (LEZ) has accused the council of lying about air pollution in the city and said businesses were now needlessly suffering.The LEZ Fightback Campaign claimed Glasgow City Council was profiteering from the introduction of the zone and said it was ignoring scientific ...

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    Evri partners with Zoomo to expand electric bike delivery service


    Evri has rolled out the use of e-cargo bikes by staff to its Wimbledon depot, following their deployment in Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester.The parcel firm has partnered with electric fleet company Zoomo to operate 15 ‘telematically enabled’ electric delivery bikes in the South London district.The move follows Evri’s recent commitment ...

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    'Next you'll be forced into buying new trucks that you might not want...'


    Pressure is growing on operators to invest in electric HGV fleets but is this the right time? David Landy, head of fleet with parcel delivery firm Evri, discusses the key challenges and worrying cost implications Q: For the moment, how much sense is there in any operator going electric?A: If ...

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    Nestlé looks to cut road freight after trial of double-stacked rail container with Tesco


    Nestlé UK and Ireland is set to cut its road freight journeys after the successful trial of a rail container used to deliver goods to Tesco, which can be packed with double-stacked pallets.The rail container carried double-stacked Purina products from Hams Hall Distribution Park, in North Warwickshire, to the Tesco ...

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    Rivus trial of First Hydrogen FCEV delivers “unbeatable range” but finds fuel costs still too high


    Allan Rushforth from First Hydrogen and Gemma Horne, RivusA four-week trial of First Hydrogen’s fuel cell electric van by fleet management firm Rivus has concluded that the vehicle has “unbeatable range” compared to other electric vehicles, covering over 300 miles per tank.However the trial also found that the fuel cell ...