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    BP buys stake in Gasrec to increase supply of biofuels to HGV customers


    BP has acquired a 28.57% stake in Gasrec, expanding the oil giant’s footprint in renewable gas production and distribution in the UK.The deal will see BP supply Gasrec with renewable biomethane produced mainly from organic waste, such as food and dairy manure.Carol Howle, BP executive vice president for trading and ...

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    EO Charging to trial breakthrough technology for electric fleet operators


    EO Charging said it had filed a patent that would transform smart charging of EV fleets, by harnessing technology to enable AC chargers to be more widely used.The company said its new ISO 15118-compliant EV chargers and software would “unlock the future integration of commercial EVs into the smart grid ...

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    Waste firm adds Mercedes-Benz Econics to fleet


    Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have taken delivery of another six Mercedes-Benz 26-tonne Econics for kerbside recycling collections.With rear steer axles for enhanced manoeuvrability on residential streets, the 2630 L variants come with Powertrak compaction bodies with 21m3 capacities and are fitted with Zoeller Delta high level bin lifts.Lisa Doherty, ...

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    MP gets behind wheel of new DAF LF Electric at Leyland Trucks


    Leyland Trucks’ new DAF LF Electric truck was given the seal of approval from DfT minister Trudy Harrison (pictured right) this week.The company, which has been selected to support the DfT’s efforts to increase the use of battery-electric vehicles in commercial transport fleets across the UK, gave Harrison the opportunity ...

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    Rygor supplies GCL Group with its first Mercedes-Benz eVito vans


    Concrete frame contractor CGL Group has commissioned its first zero-emission vehicles with an order of four Mercedes-Benz eVito vans and two nine-seater eVito Tourers from Rygor Commercials.The new vehicles are due for delivery before the end of the month and come under a Mercedes-Benz Finance contract hire agreement.They will join ...

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    Government’s electric vehicle revolution must not forget logistics, industry warns


    Logistics UK is calling for the government to consider the needs of the logistics industry as it launched its so-called electric vehicle revolution yesterday (22 November).The call comes after the government revealed plans to make it legally binding for electric vehicle charging points to be fitted in new build homes ...

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    Amazon adds 848 Iveco CNG trucks to fleet


    Iveco said Amazon has ordered another 848 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to add to the first batch of 216 S-Way tractors which have already been delivered.The vehicles will be operated by Amazon’s partners in Europe and the new order will start being delivered in the middle of next year.The ...

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    Volta Trucks begins roll-out of first full-electric prototypes


    Volta Trucks has started production of its first road-going design verification (DV) prototype vehicle at its Coventry factory.It said the DV prototypes are the first full-electric Volta Zero vehicles to be built in its recently unveiled production-ready design.Volta is embarking on making 25 vehicles and once completed in January, the ...

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    Fox Group leads the way with new Volvo FE Electric tippers


    Blackpool-based Fox Group has placed an order for two Volvo FE Electric 6x2 tippers in a deal which could make it the first UK tipper operator to transition from diesel to electric vehicles.The order, placed with Thomas Hardie Commercials, will see the two new tippers join Fox group’s fleet next ...

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    Tevva to ramp up production of its electric and hydrogen trucks after raising over £42m


    Electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva is set to scale up production of its trucks after raising £42.5m from new and existing investors which will help fund the fit out of its new London-based production facility.The fundraise follows the launch of the firm’s Tevva Truck, the company’s first 7.5-tonne electric ...

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    Bristol hauliers hit by CAZ plan need more help with fleet upgrade, RHA insists


    Bristol’s plan to launch its own clean air zone (CAZ) next summer will be “challenging” for hauliers and exemptions will be required to give firms time to upgrade, according to the RHA.The city council has secured £42m of government funding to invest in greener transport initiatives after being picked out ...

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    Buckinghamshire Council partners with Lunaz to electrify fleet


    (From left) Buckinghamshire councillors Steven Broadbent, Martin Tett and Peter StrachanBuckinghamshire Council said it intended to convert its entire vehicle fleet to zero-emission, electric power after it teamed up with restoration and electrification firm Lunaz.The council has signed a letter of intent to explore the options available for converting its ...

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    Citroen's fully electric LCV range arrives in UK


    Citroen is now offering a full range of 100% electric LCVs, including its new e-Berlingo van, mid-sized e-Dispatch and large e-Relay electric models.The e-Dispatch was the first to become available, rolling off production lines in 2020, followed by the e-Relay that arrived in UK showrooms in August.Both models were joined ...

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    HGV operators won't hit net zero targets without more support, DfT warned


    The government’s target of phasing out non-zero tailpipe emission HGVs from 2035 might be “impossibly fast” and interim solutions are required, according to hauliers.As ministers geared up to host ‘Transport Day’ at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the DfT confirmed its recent proposals to ban the sale of HGVs ...

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    DHL eCargo bike set to "transform home delivery"


    DHL said home deliveries would be transformed with the roll out of its new eCargo bike for small items.Operating in Edinburgh – selected as its mix of terrain and size of the city is considered to be the best environment to conduct the trial – and manufactured by EAV, the ...

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    Waitrose trials charging technology on seven Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans


    Seven of Waitrose’s fleet of Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans are to take part in a trial of cutting edge charging technology as part of wider plans to boost the supermarket’s electric van delivery service.The seven Vivaro-e vans, which will deliver groceries from Waitrose’s St Katherine’s Dock store, will be fitted with ...

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    Maintain fuel duty freeze to ensure industry meets decarbonisation targets, Logistics UK tells Chancellor


    If the logistics sector is to meet decarbonisation targets the government must maintain its freeze on fuel duty, Logistics UK warned this week.The call comes ahead of the 2021 Spending Review, which will conclude next week (27 October 2021) alongside the Autumn Budget - one of the most important in ...

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    Vauxhall chief demands government support for van owners as London’s ULEZ balloons


    As London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expands today (25 October) from central London to the North and South Circular roads, growing 18 times larger than its original size, Paul Willcox, MD at vehicle manufacturer Vauxhall, called for a single nationwide policy to simplify the rules and greater government aid ...

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    Coventry council offers local businesses the chance to trial the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter


    Coventry Council is helping local businesses switch to electric vehicles by offering the use of four battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eSprinters. The vans, supplied by local dealer Midlands Truck & Van are on offer to those working in and around the city for free extended trials. The move is ...

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    Ocado expands Bedeo electric van fleet


    Electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer Bedeo has announced a new deal to provide refrigerated vans to Ocado.Building on an inital order of 15 in 2019, this latest deal will see the number of Bedeo EVs in Ocado's fleet rise to 32 by the end of 2021.Operating from the Park Royal ...