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    Alliance Transport Technologies given funding for new R&D centre


    Remanufactured electronics firm Alliance Transport Technologies has attracted a multi-million pound investment for a new R&D centre that aims to help fleet managers transition to EV and hydrogen.Alliance has focused its expertise on hybrid electric battery technology in the last few years, enabling CV operators to expand the life of ...

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    Metro mayors restrict funding for EV charging points despite spike in demand


    The UK’s nine metro mayors are failing to adequately support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles, according to new research from Novuna Vehicle Solutions.A review of the budgets of the nine directly-elected leaders of the major city regions, including Andy Burnham (Greater Manchester) found very little evidence of relevant expenditure ...

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    Ford on the charge with new EVs


    Ford is set to launch a new generation of all-electric vans by 2024.The iconic Transit range will include four new electric models – the all-new Transit Custom 1-tonne van and Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle in 2023, and the smaller, next generation Transit Courier van and Tourneo Courier multi-purpose vehicle in ...

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    Veolia in London council electric truck tie-up


    Kingston Council has become the latest authority to approve the use of Veolia’s fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles within the London borough.Veolia, which is the council’s recycling and waste collection partner, will operate the vehicles and will make collection services in Kingston fully electric for the first time when ...

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    First Hydrogen to trial MAN demonstrator vehicles from June


    Fuel cell vehicle designer First Hydrogen said its first two demonstrator vehicles will begin testing in June.The company has sourced two demonstrator vehicles from MAN and they are currently located at partner AVL Powertrain UK’s premises.It said one of the fuel-cell EVs has been stripped down and used for detailed ...

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    EV Cargo to deliver wine for The Park using DAF electric HGV


    EV Cargo has teamed up with wine packaging company The Park and DAF Trucks to deliver goods to retailers using DAF’s CF Electric HGV.Bristol-based The Park packages 25% of all wine sold in the UK and ships six million bottles per week to retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi.By ...

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    Lack of specialist technicians will hold up EV roll out


    A tiny fraction of heavy vehicle technicians have the know-how to work on high voltage vehicle systems, raising concerns that the transition to net zero will be even more challenging than first predicted.Analysis by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) suggested that just 3% of HGV technicians are qualified ...

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    Renault launches two new 44-tonne electric trucks for 2023 delivery


    Renault Trucks is offering the Renault Trucks T E-Tech and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for delivery in 2023.The Renault Trucks T E-Tech is designed for regional transport, whilst the Renault Trucks C E-Tech is aimed at the construction sector.The new electric trucks will have a gross vehicle weight of ...

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    First Hydrogen to open “several” UK fuelling sites and unveil zero-emission van


    First Hydrogen, which is planning to launch a zero-emission, long-range hydrogen powered van this year, has launched First Hydrogen Energy, which will produce and distribute green hydrogen.The group is also planning to develop “several” 25 megawatt (MW) sites in the UK to provide green hydrogen to its customers.The newly launched ...

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    Renault Trucks unveils E-Tech service to support customers' EV transition


    Renault Trucks has launched E-Tech which offers 360 degree support for customers transitioning to electric vehicles.The move comes as the manufacturer reports expanding sales volumes of electric trucks with 249 delivered globally in 2021 and 613 ordered.The manufacturer plans for 50% of its global sales to be electric by 2030 ...

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    Melanie Creedy appointed as Northgate’s new EV business development manager


    Northgate Vehicle Hire has appointed Melanie Creedy (pictured) to the role of EV business development manager, as its fleet customers continue to make the shift away from diesel.Creedy brings more than eight years of fleet expertise to Northgate. She will operate on a national level and work closely with head ...

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    Ian Harnett becomes chairman of Tevva


    Electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva Motors has appointed Ian Harnett (pictured) as chairman.Harnett first joined Tevva in August last year as non-executive director to support the company’s growth strategy to expand its fleet and market presence.He brings over 35 years of automotive experience to the company, having recently held ...

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    Ukraine crisis set to stall switch to electric fleets as supply of key manufacturing materials collapses


    Concerns over the transition to EVs are rising after an index measuring the underlying strength of global supply chains indicated that it would breach the ‘high-risk’ threshold before the end of March.The Achilles Supply Chain Resilience Index (ASCRI) had already fallen prior to the conflict in Ukraine, thanks largely to ...

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    CNG Fuels opens world's biggest biomethane refuelling station


    Avonmouth has become the venue for the world’s largest biomethane refuelling station, capable of refuelling up to 80 HGVs an hour.CNG Fuels said the location, near to the M4/M5 junction just outside Bristol was in a key location for many of its customers and it will support brands such as ...

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    John G Russell partners with Hyzon Motors on zero emission truck venture


    John G Russell Transport and hydrogen-powered fuel cell EV supplier Hyzon Motors have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin deploying cleaner vehicles in the UK.The two companies said they wanted to enable the transition to zero-emission commercial trucks for fleet owners and operators by providing vehicle sales, leasing and ...

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    Webfleet Solutions partners with Oxford Direct Services on council electrification scheme


    Infrastructure maintenance provider Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has teamed up with Webfleet Solutions to support a fleet electrification project for the local council.ODS, which manages a 300-strong fleet of vehicles to maintain Oxford city council’s housing stock, parks, highways, streets and waste disposal, is relying on the telematics data to ...

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    Move to add air pollution element to MOT test clears first hurdle


    A bill to update the MOT test for all diesel vehicles to include an efficiency test for diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and help save lives from air pollution has passed its first reading.The 10-minute rule bill on DPFs was submitted to the House of Commons this week by Huddersfield MP ...

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    John Lewis Home Services fleet to be all-electric by 2030


    The John Lewis Partnership said it would replace its Home Services fleet entirely with electric vehicles by 2030.It said that by 2028 its HGVs would be running on biomethane and the delivery and home services fleet would be electrified by 2030.The Partnership is being supported by EV technology firm Flexible ...

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    Small steps towards lower emissions will make huge difference, hauliers told


    Haulage firms can take small steps to reduce harmful emissions from their vehicles’ exhausts that don’t require significant investment and add up to a big difference overall, according to greentech company SulNOx.Its call to businesses came after England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris Whitty gave a keynote speech at the ...

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    EV manufacturer Scoobic signs new tyre and technology deals to cut emissions


    Tyre firm Bridgestone, its subsidiary Webfleet Solutions and EV manufacturer Scoobic Urban Mobility have struck a deal to help customers decarbonise their business.All new Scoobic vehicles will come equipped with Webfleet’s fleet management technology and will also be fitted with Bridgestone tyres.Bridgestone’s retail network of service locations will maintain Scoobic’s ...