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    Fleetcor hires new global EV solutions MD


    Tom Rowlands has been recruited as MD of global EV solutions at Fleetcor.In what is a newly created role, Rowlands (pictured) will take over operational responsibility for Fleetcor’s EV product solutions globally, with current activity focused on the UK, Western Europe, and North America.Rowlands previously served as Fleetcor’s vice president ...

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    Infinium Logistics seeks industrial sites after launching EV fleet charging real estate fund


    Global logistics solutions provider Infinium Logistics has launched what it claims is the world’s first dedicated EV fleet charging real estate fund which aims to decarbonise and electrify the final mile sector.The launch will provide £500m of funding to invest in FleetHubs – a new sustainability-focused asset class which combines ...

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    Consortium hails final-mile 5G trial of autonomous Terberg electric HGV a success


    (Left to right) The 5G CAL project team with the tele ops system - Mike Potts, StreetDrone; Patrick Melia, Sunderland CIty Council; Paul Butler, NEAA; Martin Kendall, VantecThe trial of an autonomous Terberg electric HGV, designed for final-mile delivery, has been completed successfully, according to the consortium leading the project.The ...

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    Fully electric Scania 45 R and S launch targets regional transport operations


    Scania has launched a new range of fully electric trucks which can reach up to 350km on one charge and are targeted at regional operations.The Scania 45 R and S are available for order now, with production commencing in Q4 2023.The vehicles, which are designed for customers looking to electrify ...

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    Nuclear Enabled Hydrogen must join race to net-zero, government told


    Nuclear Enabled Hydrogen (NEH) must be embraced if the country is to achieve its net zero ambitions, according to the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (HFCA).In a new paper, the trade association urges the government to support the potential of NEH with legislation, investment and more nuclear sites to ...

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    International logistics giant slashes 10 years off emissions pledge


    Global logistics firm Brambles has announced a plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, bringing its original target forward by a decade.It said it was working with internal and external consultants to create a roadmap with targets that would ensure its ambitions became a reality across five continents ...

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    New venture paves way for hydrogen fuel cell batteries in HGVs


    Lithium and sodium-ion battery builder AMTE Power has teamed up with Viritech to supply hydrogen fuel cell batteries for HGVs.The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding, which they said paves the way for AMTE to supply ultra high power (UHP) cells for use in the powertrain developer’s battery ...

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    Train electric van drivers to C1 standards to future proof operations, expert recommends


    The DVSA’s new training and licensing requirement for drivers operating alternatively-fuelled vehicles between 3.5 and 4.25 tonnes is too narrow, according to training company RED Driver Risk Management.The company is warning companies to look to the future so they are prepared for when electric vans go beyond 4.25 tonnes.While RED ...

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    First Hydrogen appoints chief financial officer


    Hydrogen vehicle manufacturer First Hydrogen has appointed Carlo Alberto D’Amicis (pictured) as chief financial officer to support the company’s growth.The move comes as the company prepares to test its first hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator vehicles and establish its first green hydrogen production sites in the UK.D’Amicis joins First Hydrogen from ...

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    DP World Southampton slashes emissions by replacing diesel with HVO


    DP World’s container terminal at Southampton has eliminated fossil diesel from its operations in favour of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), which it estimates will cut 14,000 tons of CO2 annually.The move follows a trial of HVO at the port last year, which saw it used in its forklift trucks, refrigerated ...

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    Hauliers must future-proof their electric charging systems, expert warns


    Haulage operators planning to install an electric charging infrastructure should learn from serious mistakes made by some bus operators who failed to make them future-proof when switching to electric in 2016.The warning comes from Keith Watson, director of EO Charging eBus and eTruck division. The Suffolk-based company is a turnkey ...

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    Mercedes Benz eActros LongHaul truck to hit the road in 2022


    Trials of the eActros LongHaul (pictured) on public roads are set to start this year, with the battery-powered truck scheduled to enter series production in 2024, Mercedes Benz Trucks has revealed.Prototypes of the 40 tonne vehicle, which has a range of around 500 km on one battery charge and superfast ...

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    Hydrogen the best bet for heavy trucks, claims Tesco transport director


    Hydrogen technology is currently the best way to decarbonise heavy trucks, according to Tesco transport director Matt Rhind (pictured).Speaking in a panel debate at last week’s Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry, he said: “I talk to a lot of manufacturers and hydrogen is a thing. At the moment it’s feeling ...

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    DPD ahead of target on all-electric deliveries as roll out continues


    DPD has confirmed it is now providing an all-electric service to 10 UK towns and cities.The delivery giant is targeting a further 30 locations by the end of 2023 - five more than originally planned and two years earlier than expected.In October 2020, DPD announced plans to create 25 all-electric ...

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    UK must equip 10% of truck stop locations with electric chargers by 2027 to meet demand, manufacturers warn


    The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is calling on national governments to ensure that the top 10% truck stop locations within their countries are equipped with suitable electric chargers by 2027, at the latest.Research commissioned by the ACEA has shown that the best place to put electric charging points is ...

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    Switch to electric on hold, new research reveals


    A major new survey of UK hauliers has found none have plans to roll out electric vehicles within the next 12 months, although 41% claimed it was part of their longer-term strategy.The research - carried out by Microlise and revealed by chief executive Nadeem Raza (pictured) at its Transport Conference ...

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    Culina firm iForce goes net zero


    Culina Group company iForce has been certified as a carbon neutral organisation following a “forensic breakdown” of its operations.The parcel firm said it now sources all its power from sustainable supplies and all of its byproducts are recycled or composted.Charge points have been installed at all of its sites, which ...

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    First Hydrogen to trial hydrogen-powered vans with fleet operators from September


    First Hydrogen is to begin operational testing of its hydrogen-powered vans next month and is planning to launch road trials with fleet operators from September this year.The two demonstrator MAN-based vans are equipped with Ballard Power Systems’ (Ballard) fuel cells and are currently being built by AVL Powertrain UK.The company ...

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    Yodel replaces diesel with HVO at three sorting centres


    Parcel carrier Yodel is partnering with Certas Energy to replace diesel with HVO for its shunter fleets at its Shaw, Wednesbury and Hatfield sorting centres, the company announced today (16 May).The switch is part of plans for a broader roll out across its fleet in the future.Yodel said that the ...

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    New £200m government pledge to decarbonise HGVs "won't make any difference", claims EV manufacturer


    Frank Thorpe, UK MD of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing giant BYD, has claimed a new government pledge of £200m to help decarbonise UK road freight is not enough to trigger a major transition towards alternatively-fuelled HGVs.News of the investment came during logistics conference ITT Hub at Farnborough International where transport ...