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    Demand for electric vans surges as overall sales decline, SMMT report reveals


    The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market plunged 27% to 17,566 registrations in the first month of 2022 compared with a bumper January last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).However electric van uptake is set to soar by over 80% this year and will ...

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    New Manchester CAZ scheme to be launched no later than 2026, says government


    The government has agreed to a plea by Manchester mayor Andy Burnham (pictured) to lift the direction on the 10 local authorities to bring illegal levels of pollution to within legal limits by 2024 in order for a revised Clean Air Zone scheme to be developed.A spokesman for Transport for ...

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    Almost two thirds of van drivers plan switch to electric, Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals


    A survey by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has revealed that more than 60% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) plan to switch to electric vehicles.The latest edition of the quarterly Business Barometer survey, commissioned by the manufacturer, surveyed 500 SMEs.It found that more than 60% of SMEs surveyed were planning to ...

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    Revealed - the UK's first owner of an OEM hydrogen fuel cell refuse truck


    North West local authority St Helens said it had become the UK’s first owner of an OEM hydrogen fuel cell powered refuse truck, the Faun Bluepower.Faun-Zoeller UK (FZUK), part of the Kirchoff Group in Germany, developed the chassis in collaboration with Daimler AG in Stuttgart, which is twinned with St ...

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    BP invests in HVO supplier Green Biofuels


    BP has bought a 30% stake in the UK’s largest provider of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVOs) as it looks to transition away from diesel usage in transport.The investment in Green Biofuels expands BP’s biofuels portfolio, as well as its lower carbon solutions for customers.It follows a 28.57% acquisition in Gasrec ...

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    Manchester CAZ called into question after Johnson calls it "completely unworkable"


    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dealt a blow to Manchester’s Clean Air Zone plans, calling the scheme "completely unworkable".The attack came after he was asked by James Grundy, Conservative MP for Leigh whether he would intervene in the proposals.Speaking in the House of Commons, Grundy slammed the scheme as “a ...

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    Parts shortage hampers roll-out of Tesla Semi


    Tesla boss Elon Musk said it would not be introducing any new vehicle models this year due to an ongoing issue over parts.In an earnings call, Musk said: “It would not make any sense.“We will still be parts constrained.”No mention was made about the status of the Tesla Semi, the ...

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    Autonomous Terberg electric HGV to be driven remotely in final mile 5G trial


    A Terberg HGV, retrofitted with autonomous technology, is set to be remotely test driven as part of the £4.9m government funded 5G Connected and Automated Logistics (CAL) trial.The electric Terberg YT202, which is designed for moving trailers in distribution centres, transport depots and container terminals, has been retrofitted by StreetDrone ...

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    DHL Supply Chain takes delivery of 13 Volvo FH LNG trucks in bid to cut emissions


    (From left) Ian Clough, MD, network logistics and transport, DHL Supply Chain; Marion Taylor-Ringsell, VP operations, dedicated transport and asset management centre of excellence, DHL Supply Chain; Hannah Burgess, director, new vehicle sales, Volvo Trucks UK & IrelandDHL Supply Chain has added 13 new Volvo FH LNG tractor units to ...

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    DHL Supply Chain and DigiHaul roll out Green Carrier Certification


    DHL has launched Green Carrier Certification through its primary UK sub-contractor DigiHaul.The programme helps identify sub-contractors that are already contributing to sustainable logistics, while encouraging even more investment in green technologies to reduce carbon output.DigiHaul manages a network of 750 carriers on behalf of DHL, who will all be invited ...

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    Howard Tenens Logistics switches Andover fleet to HVO


    Howard Tenens Logistics’ Andover depot has switched all its HGVs from diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in partnership with its customers.The move to HVO, launched last week, is part of the haulier’s wider strategy to work in partnership with customers across its depots to drive down carbon emissions.Howard Tenens ...

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    Volta Trucks partners with Clipper Logistics on scheme to cut emissions in central London


    Volta Trucks has teamed up with Clipper Logistics and London property owner The Crown Estate to bring zero-carbon deliveries to Regent Street retailers.The fully-electric Volta Zero is a major part of The Crown Estate’s delivery consolidation scheme for its West End customers, as part of its commitment to reducing emissions.Launching ...

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    Flogas Britain takes on 28 new Isuzu N55 trucks to help cut carbon footprint


    LPG supplier Flogas Britain has added 28 new Isuzu N55.150(N) 5.5-tonne narrow bodied trucks to its Cylinder fleet of vehicles as part of plans to drive down its emissions.The new additions are fitted with specialist narrow aluminium cylinder bodies manufactured by Massey Truck Engineering.Flogas Britain, which is part of DCC, ...

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    Have your say on the best route to net zero


    The University of Westminster, as part of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is seeking your views on how road freight operators are decarbonising their fleets, as well as the challenges resulting from Brexit and Coronavirus.Whether you are considering fleet replacement, investment in new vehicle technologies or changes to logistics ...

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    Gasrec launches biomethane monitoring centre


    Gasrec has opened a remote monitoring centre in Daventry to react to changes at its network of biomethane refuelling stations and resolve any potential safety issues.The company said a team of control centre operators will analyse real-time data and monitor gas levels to prevent shortages and detect equipment faults and ...

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    REE trials electric P7 platform for delivery fleets


    Automotive developer REE has begun trials of its all-electric P7 modular platform for delivery fleets.Supporting up to four tonnes (8,800lbs) max payload, REE said the P7 platform has capacity for 35% more packages than comparable CVs.It added that electric and autonomous vehicles built on top of the platform will be ...

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    Tesco adds two electric HGVs to fleet in UK first


    Tesco has added two fully electric articulated HGVs to its fleet to transport food and other products 30 miles from the Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution centre in Magor in Wales.The two new 37-tonne DAF electric vehicles which will cut 87.4 tonnes of CO2e per year, will ...

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    Gregory Distribution adds 12 biomethane-powered Volvo FM Globetrotters to fleet


    Gregory Distribution is to power its milk transport operation with Bio-LNG following the arrival this week of 12 new Volvo FM Globetrotter LNG 6x2 tractor units at its Cullompton depot.Supplied by Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s national fleet team, the new FMs, which are each expected to clock-up 200,000 km ...

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    DFDS adds 25 Volvo electric trucks to European logistics fleet


    Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS.The move comes after after the Copenhagen-based company ordered a record 100 Volvo FM EVs in October.The trucks will be used in its European logistics system with delivery set for Q4 2022.The Volvo FM Electric has ...

  • Daimler Truck, TRATON GROUP und Volvo Group unterzeichnen Joint-Venture-Vereinbarung für europäisches Hochleistungs-LadenetzDaimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP and Volvo Group sign joint venture agreement for European high-performance charging network

    Traton, Daimler Truck and Volvo sign deal for HGV charging network


    Traton, Daimler and Volvo have signed a joint venture agreement to operate a public charging network for battery electric, heavy-duty, long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe.Equally owned, it is scheduled to start operations in 2022, subject to regulatory approval.The three parties are collectively investing €500m (£426m) in the project and ...