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    LNG trucks "no cleaner than diesel", new research finds


    HGVs powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than diesel trucks and pollute the air more than manufacturers claim, a report by a clean transport campaign group has concluded.Transport & Environment (T&E) said only zero-emissions HGVs such as battery electric vehicles should be supported by ...

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    VMS backs electric with major new Maxus deal


    Fleet management firm VMS has purchased 1,000 commercial vehicles from Maxus, 60% of which are EVs.Maxus said 500 of the vehicles are eDeliver 3s and 150 are eDeliver 9s and the total order represents one of the biggest deals struck by a commercial vehicle brand in the UK.Mark Barrett, Harris ...

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    Unipart Logistics greens final mile NHS fleet with 90 HVO-ready DAF LF Rigids


    Unipart Logistics is enhancing its final mile fleet with 90 DAF LF Rigid trucks which can be powered by hydo-treated vegetable oil (HVO).The fleet of 90 DAF trucks include 18 tonners as well as 14 tonners and will be rolled out for dedicated use within its NHS Supply Chain contract.The ...

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    EO Charging to provide electrification programme for Tesco home delivery fleet


    Tesco has sealed a deal with EO Charging which will see it power Tesco’s UK home delivery fleet of electric vans.The move is part of Tesco’s plan to have a fully electric delivery vehicle fleet by the end of 2028.This year, the business has already rolled out 30 electric vans, ...

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    DFDS orders 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks in "milestone" deal


    Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from shipping and logistics giant DFDS.The deal is said to be the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide.First deliveries to DFDS will start in ...

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    Temperature-controlled hauliers demand government action to help them transition to net zero


    The government has let down temperature-controlled hauliers by failing to deliver on its promise to help the industry transition to emission-free refrigerated trailers, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) said this week.The accusation comes as the CCF publishes its report: The Journey Towards Emission Free Temperature-controlled Distribution on Road Vehicles this ...

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    Tevva wins £4.2m to help drive development of next generation electric trucks


    Electric truck manufacturer Tevva has been awarded a £4.2m grant - the lion’s share of a total of £5.7m of funding from the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).The grant will help finance the development of Tevva’s next generation, zero-emission, long-range medium duty trucks, which will range from 7.5 tonne to ...

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    Renault Trucks supplies Recycling Lives with electric D Wide Z.E. skip loaders


    Renault Trucks is supplying national waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives with two fully electric 18-tonne D Wide Z.E skip loaders, servicing commercial and household clients.The EVs will join Recycling Lives’ skip handling fleet and will be located at the recycling park in Preston on daily operations.Renault said the vehicles were ...

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    Volvo Trucks to host online event to speed transition to electric HGVs


    Volvo Trucks is addressing the transformation to electric transport with a global online event on 12 October at 2pm.‘The Leap – How to Go Electric’ can be accessed here and aims to inspire transport firms to get started. It will answer common questions and highlight the business aspects of electromobility.In ...

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    Government funds project to improve hydrogen refuelling for HGVs


    A consortium of businesses and academics are developing a hydrogen refuelling system for HGVs, which promises to be smaller and more cost effective than existing systems.With government funding, the Hydrogen Prototype Equipment for Refuelling (HyPER) project will create a next-generation hydrogen flowmeter that will also be easier to manufacture and ...

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    Renault Trucks to exhibit electric ZE range at Freight in the City Expo


    Renault Trucks will use the Freight in the City Expo to showcase vehicles in its electric ZE range.The event on 28 September at Alexandra Palace will offer visitors a chance to check out a 3.1-tonne Master ZE from Petit Forestier, with zero tailpipe emissions and ideal for delivering perishable goods ...

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    Cost of running electric fleet will be same as diesel by 2025, claims Mercedes-Benz


    Mercedes-Benz believes the total cost of ownership (TCO) of running battery electric trucks, could be the same as diesel trucks in just four years.Andreas von Wallfeld, head of marketing, sales and services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “Although it depends on many factors, such as subsidies, kWh pricing of energy and ...

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    Frustrated operators reveal why 80% are sticking with diesel


    The majority of operators are not yet planning to invest in alternatively-fuelled vehicles, with cost and lack of government support prominent barriers, according to a new survey.Asset Alliance Group found 80% of those surveyed were planning to stick with diesel for the time being, with many also concerned at the ...

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    Hermes commits to 168 Mercedes-Benz eSprinters after successful trials


    Parcel delivery firm Hermes has placed an order for 168 fully electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinters following the successful trial of two of the vehicles from its Enfield depot. The order, which also also includes 132 diesel powered Sprinter 315 CDI variants will be supplied by Intercounty Truck & ...

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    Insulate Britain accuses National Highways of failing to protect drivers approaching its motorway blockades


    Climate protest group Insulate Britain is accusing the National Highways of failing to take standard safety measures to cut traffic speeds as motorists approach their motorway blockades.The group, which is carrying out a series of climate protests, mainly on the M25, is demanding the government take action to cut the ...

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    Nikola to use German Iveco factory to begin building Tre heavy-duty electric trucks


    The partnership between Iveco and battery electric vehicle manufacturer Nikola has taken its next step with its Ulm, Germany facility commencing production of the Nikola Tre heavy-duty EV by the end of the year.In addition to the electric battery model, a fuel cell electric vehicle prototype of the Tre has ...

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    HGV fleets parked up over phasing out diesel, BVRLA report warns


    Dangerous gaps have appeared in the fleet market’s road to zero, with some sectors accelerating towards the petrol and diesel phase-out and others stuck at a red signal, the BVRLA is warning.The latest BVRLA Road to Zero Report Card, compiled by sustainability consultants Ricardo, assesses the decarbonisation trajectories of the ...

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    Don’t ban diesel trucks without a clear decarbonisation plan, SMMT warns government


    The government must not put a date on banning diesel trucks until it has developed a clear plan to help manufacturers and operators make the transition to zero emission HGVs, SMMT warned this week.The call comes after the publication of SMMT’s latest report: Fuelling the Fleet: Delivering Commercial Vehicle Decarbonisation.The ...

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    Vauxhall vans in Edinburgh wireless charging trial


    Modified Vauxhall electric vans, capable of being charged up wirelessly, have taken to the streets of Edinburgh in a groundbreaking trial.The vans are fitted with a slim charging pad on the underside and can be charged up in less than an hour simply by parking above electric pads with no ...

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    Testing begins on prototype Volta Zero with full roll-out scheduled for next year


    Anglo-Swedish electric vehicle start-up Volta Trucks has begun testing the first prototype Volta Zero at Horiba Mira in Nuneaton.The move follows the unveiling of the first prototype chassis of the Volta Zero – said to be the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city logistics.Full-scale ...