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    DPD UK welcomes approval for Geopost net-zero target


    DPD said Geopost had become the first parcel delivery company to have both its near and long-term CO2 emission reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).It added that the approval scientifically endorses Geopost’s plan to reach net-zero by 2040 and that DPD UK is on track to ...

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    Volta takes Truck as a Service network further afield


    Volta Trucks has expanded its Truck as a Service (TaaS) hub network in Europe, with new sites confirmed in Duisburg, Germany and Madrid, Spain.Both locations will offer customer support, training, maintenance, and servicing to the trucks operating in those markets, with the hubs scheduled to open soon.Read moreVolta Trucks receives ...

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    First Hydrogen launches light vehicle trials to highlight cost savings


    First Hydrogen is now undertaking mileage accumulation and vehicle evaluation to optimise the efficiency of its zero-emission light commercial vehicles ahead of their deployment by the end of March.It said that based on vehicle weight, battery size and powertrain energy consumption, its two demonstrator vehicles have an expected range of ...

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    "We'll lead the drive towards electric HGVs," insists Volvo Trucks


    Volvo Trucks said it aimed to be the catalyst for the shift to electric HGVs after figures showed it led the way with a 32% market share in Europe.The OEM said it had now sold more than 4,300 electric trucks in 38 countries across the globe since it began production ...

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    Hazchem Network issues warning over transport of lithium ion batteries


    The Hazchem Network is raising awareness of the need to rely on ADR carriers for the transport of lithium ion batteries as their use increases across the globe.As transport shifts away from conventional fuels towards zero emission alternatives, lithium batteries are increasingly relied on to power vehicles, as well as ...

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    New European CO2 targets for HGVs slammed by manufacturers, businesses and environmentalists


    The European Commission’s new CO2 targets for heavy goods vehicles have been criticised from all sides of the fence this week.Under the rules, announced by the European Commission last week, HGVs will have to reduce their emissions by 45% by 2030 and 90% by 2040.The targets have been criticised by ...

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    Knauf and Nicholls unveil new livery celebrating their journey to net zero


    Haulage firm Nicholls and its client Knauf have unveiled the first of many new liveried trucks highlighting the CO2 savings generated by the fleet of LNG trucks used to make the partnership’s deliveries.The shift to using LNG trucks for Knauf deliveries is part of a drive by both businesses to ...

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    Cemex trials Volvo FMX electric cement mixer in Germany


    Cemex has received its first fully electric, zero exhaust emission heavy duty concrete mixer from Volvo Trucks.The FMX Electric will be operating at a ready-mix concrete plant in Spandau, Berlin, starting this month and with interest in fully electric heavy-duty transport increasing, Volvo Trucks and Cemex are now working to ...

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    Watt? Another electric truck maker enters the zero emissions fray


    Another zero-emission CV start-up has entered the fray, with plans to offer “truly revolutionary” light electric models to fleet operators.Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) said it had designed a “unique lightweight and efficient” 3.5-tonne cab and chassis unit, the eCV1, and it could produce up to 5,000 vehicles a month.WEVC ...

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    New European Commission CO2 targets revealed


    The European Commission has published its proposals for future CO2 standards for trucks and buses over the next two decades. The key proposals are that CO2 emissions would reduce on average compared to 2019 levels by: 45% from 1 January 2030 65% from 1 January 2035 90% from 1 January ...

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    First Hydrogen releases more teasers for its Gen II zero emission LCV


    First Hydrogen has unveiled new images outlining the vision for its next generation hydrogen-powered van.The automotive and green energy developer is working in collaboration with global mobility engineers EDAG Group to create concepts for its second generation of zero emission light commercial vehicles (LCV).The latest images present the van in ...

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    XPO to trial 26-tonne and 44-tonne electric HGVs in 2023 as it drives forward decarbonisation strategy


    XPO is set to trial 26-tonne and 44-tonne battery electric vehicles (BEV) within its network operations during 2023 in partnership with a number of its customers, the company said this week.The company has also announced a key step in converting its company-owned cars to fully electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in ...

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    CNG Fuels defies impact of Ukraine War and inflation to deliver “massive” growth in demand in 2022


    CNG Fuels saw a “massive” growth in demand last year despite the cost of living crisis, the impact of the Ukraine war and inflation, which saw gas prices soar.The company develops, owns, and operates a UK wide network of CNG refuelling stations which it supplies with 100% renewable Biomethane (Bio-CNG).In ...

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    Brakes trials zero-emission HGVs with Frigoblock electric refrigeration


    Food service provider Brakes is testing the performance of two new Frigoblock-refrigerated electric multi-temperature HGVs.The trial is monitoring the performance of a 19 tonne Electra truck, fitted with the EK25 Frigoblok and a 19 tonne DAF LF, fitted with Frigoblok FK2 refrigeration unit, as they make deliveries to ...

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    Sky goes zero with new Mercedes-Benz eVito


    Media and entertainment giant Sky has purchased 11 new Mercedes-Benz eVito electric panel vans as part of its drive to go net zero carbon by 2030.Sky opted for the latest eVito van, which has a 66kWH battery with rapid DC charging and a 162-mile range. The vans will be used ...

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    Nicholls Transport’s LNG-powered Iveco Stralis fleet delivers record GHG savings


    Sittingbourne-based Nicholls Transport has cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by almost 200% in just three months by running an LNG-powered fleet featuring the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis.The Kent family firm provides bespoke distribution and haulage services across the UK, Northern France, Belgium and Holland and has a client base including ...

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    AFP members share tips on how telematics can cut EV running costs


    Members of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) are cutting EV fleet running costs by swapping ideas and observations on EV management on an almost daily basis, according to Stewart Lightbody, AFP vice chair.Feedback from members is showing that telematics is proving especially important for assessing when, where and for ...

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    CitySprint calls on Maxus for 40 new EVs


    CitySprint has bolstered its EV fleet with the addition of 40 new electric vans from Maxus.The vans, which have a range of up to 213 miles on a full battery, will add to the same-day distribution firm’s expanding green fleet.CitySprint said they had been deployed across the UK with the ...

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    Sunderland Nissan plant to run zero emission autonomous trucks as part of £84m investment in self-driving technology


    Self-driving, zero emission HGVs are to be used at Nissan’s site in Sunderland and on private roads as part of an £84m project to revolutionise freight transport.The government said it was a “massive opportunity” to grow the economy and help steal a march on the rest of the world.Project V-CAL, ...

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    HVS awarded share of £6.6m government funding to develop the 'world’s first self-driving hydrogen HGV'


    Glasgow-based Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has revealed that the consortium it leads, Hub2Hub, has been awarded £6.6m to develop and deliver what it describes as 'a revolutionary, world-first autonomous zero-emission HGV for the UK market'.Hub2Hub will create a self-driving heavy goods tractor unit, which will begin vehicles trials in 2024 ...