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    Wiltshire council opposes new plan to slap £50 charge on Euro-6 HGVs entering Bath CAZ


    A row has broken out over plans to charge Euro-6 HGVs £50 for entering Bath’s clean air zone (CAZ), with Wiltshire council expressing its “opposition and frustration” at the proposals.Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council leader Kevin Guy said he made “no apology” for putting the health and wellbeing ...

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    Renault Trucks reveals new all-electric heavy duty range


    Renault Trucks' heavy duty, all-electric range has been unveiled ahead of their production at its factory in Bourg-en-Bresse at the end of next year.The E-Tech T and C are for regional distribution and construction and have a design that is specific to their electric motorisation.They come with the trademark graphic ...

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    Air Products drives growth in UK hydrogen market with £6.5m investment


    Hydrogen supplier Air Products is set to bolster its presence in the UK with a £6.5m investment in a trailer and cylinder filling station at its Llanwern facility in South Wales.Expected to be onstream next spring, it will make an additional 1.5 tonnes of fuel-cell-grade hydrogen available daily, with capacity ...

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    Fleet Assist launches new EV Premier Van Centre network to cater for 4.25-tonne electric vans


    Fleet Assist has expanded its LCV SMR capabilities by setting up a nationwide network of 900 Premier Van Centres capable of servicing and maintaining vans and chassis cabs of up to 4.25 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW).The network was set up to accommodate the anticipated growth of new electric vans ...

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    AO Logistics orders 130 Mercedes vans as electric trials continue


    AO Logistics said it was currently trialling electric vans across its fleet following an investment in CNG-powered tractor units earlier this year.The online electricals retailer said once the trial ends it will review the data to decide how it intended to invest in low carbon technologies in the future.In March ...

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    First Hydrogen reveals its zero emission vans during performance tests in Birmingham


    First Hydrogen has commenced performance testing of its fuel cell-powered vans (FCEV) for the first time at the Horiba Mira proving ground in Birmingham, where the vehicles are undergoing track based performance trials.They aim to confirm the safety and performance of the vans prior to handover from powertrain specialist AVL ...

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    Raise your targets on adoption of electric vans or face supply issues, experts warn government


    Market share for electric vans has doubled to figures well above the government’s proposed mandatory targets for electric van sales which come into play in 2024, prompting calls for much more ambitious targets to be set.Transport researcher New AutoMotive is warning the government that if it does not raise its ...

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    Volta Trucks and Cake join forces to trial final mile service


    Volta Trucks is collaborating with Cake, the Swedish maker of lightweight electric motorcycles, to test drive a city centre final mile delivery service.The first trial, which will take place in Paris with fashion retailer H&M Group in the first quarter of 2021, will see the Volta Zero used as a ...


    DPD test-drives Volta Zero prototype in engineering tests


    Parcel delivery company DPD has completed a series of engineering tests with the full-electric Volta Zero, as part of wider beta trials for the new, 16-tonne vehicle.The design verification prototype was tested at the firm’s Hinckley Superhub in Leicestershire.DPD drivers, accompanied by Volta Trucks engineers and qualified drivers, went to ...

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    New contract hire firm Vertellus to offer three-month EV trials


    The men in charge: (l-r) Carlos Rodrigues, MD of Renault Trucks UK and Ireland; Nigel Baxter, MD of Vertellus; Nicholas Beatty, founder director at ZenobēA ground-breaking commercial vehicle contract hire company has been launched, offering HGV operators a three-month trial of its electric vehicles.Vertellus, which is owned by Renault Trucks ...

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    DPD to switch all diesel HGVs to renewable biofuel by end of next year


    DPD has begun switching its entire diesel HGV fleet over to renewable and sustainable biofuel, with all vehicles running on Green D (Gd+) hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) by the end of 2023.Gd+ HVO is a renewable diesel replacement made to EN15940 standard. It is the lowest emission diesel replacement fuel ...

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    PepsiCo UK makes switch to HVO with Pollock (Scotrans)


    PepsiCo UK is working with its transport partner Pollock (Scotrans) to replace diesel with hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and power more than one million miles of HGV journeys.With an aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its UK supply chain by 1,200 tonnes each year, the food and drinks manufacturer ...

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    First Hydrogen vehicles ready for maiden test run


    First Hydrogen has announced that its first zero emission light commercial vehicles are in the final stages of development.The first of the company’s demonstrator vehicles completed hydrogen fuelling at 700-bar pressure at the ITM/MOTIVE site in Rainham, Essex this week.The location is close to the AVL facility in Basildon where ...

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    Reynolds cuts diesel costs with refrigeration upgrade


    Food service provider Reynolds is now operating five Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units fitted with Hultsteins Ecogen 2 refrigeration systems – and slashing diesel costs as a result.The family firm, which began as a greengrocer in Hackney in 1945, runs a fleet of 220 vehicles, comprising 30 vans and 190 HGVs, ...


    British Gypsum converts HGVs from diesel to HVO to power net zero journey


    British Gypsum has taken another step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050, by introducing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuelled vehicles to its UK fleet.The company said this week that the additional investment in low-emission vehicles reflects British Gypsum’s ongoing commitment to significantly reducing its impact on the environment, putting it ...

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    Larger HGVs undermining progress on cutting industry emissions, DfT report reveals


    Fuel efficiency gains in HGVs in recent years have been offset by an increase in the proportion of larger and heavier HGVs amongst new registrations, according to the latest government statistics on transport emissions.The DfT research, Transport and Environment Statistics 2022, published this week, found that whilst domestic transport emissions ...

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    New energy report reveals urgent need to invest in green fuels and infrastructure, government told


    Greater investment in green fuels and infrastructure, including hydrogen and electric HGVs, is required to stave off an unstable freight future that threatens to destabilise our economy, according to digital freight management firm Zeus.The logistics tech start-up was responding to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said ...

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    CitySprint brings in 600 extra couriers to tackle peak season


    CitySprint is gearing up for Christmas by recruiting 600 couriers across the UK.The same-day distribution firm said the new recruits will join its existing fleet of more than 3,500 couriers and it is hiring across a range of vehicles, with a particular focus on small and large vans.CitySprint also wants ...

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    Volta Trucks confirms location of first UK hub


    Electric truck manufacturer Volta Trucks is set to launch its first hub in Tottenham in London.Volta Zero vehicles will be operating on London’s streets from early 2023.The London hub is the second service and maintenance facility announced by Volta Trucks, after Bonneuil-sur-Marne in Paris, with further centres in other European ...

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    MP demands safe and secure roadside facilities for drivers


    More safe and secure parking facilities for HGV drivers are key to attracting new people into the industry, a Transport Select Committee MP has told RHA members.Speaking at a National Lorry Week parliamentary reception on 18 October, Greg Smith (pictured) said: “I see roadside facilities as an absolutely key building ...