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    Government must do more to help deliver hydrogen powered HGVs, says HFCA


    The government needs to step up and support the development of purpose-built hydrogen-powered HGVs and help fund fleet retrofitting services.The call comes from the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) in a positioning paper, released this week.The paper is urging the government to provide financial support to retrofit ...

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    Volta Trucks unveils plan to launch in North America


    Volta Trucks has revealed its plan for entry into the North American market, with its Volta Zero vehicles operating on the streets of Los Angeles by the end of next year.The electric truck maker said it had established itself as the leading European full-electric CV manufacturer and its experience in ...

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    Cleaner fuel the top priority for 45% of fleet operators


    Decarbonising fleets is now the number one business priority for almost half of all UK commercial operators - topping driver safety and digital transformation, according to new research.However, despite the commitment to being net zero, the study by Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions found it will be seven and a half ...

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    DPD adds 1,000 Ford E-Transits to green fleet


    DPD has agreed a deal for 1,000 Ford E-Transit vans, which will take its electric vehicle (EV) fleet to over 2,500 in total.The parcel giant announced the deal at Fully Charged Live, the clean energy and electric vehicle show at Farnborough, where a DPD liveried Ford E-Transit was centre-stage on ...

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    Overhead charging cables the cheapest and most effective way to decarbonise long-haul HGVs, new study finds


    Powering electric HGVs via overhead charging cables is a much cheaper solution for decarbonising the haulage sector than other methods, according to a mechanical engineer overseeing a government-funded project into the idea.Professor David Cebon, at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF), said topping up much smaller batteries on HGVs ...

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    Reynolds Logistics extends Gasrec deal and adds Volvo LNG tractor units to fleet


    Reynolds Logistics has renewed its contract with Gasrec to deliver biomethane from the LNG terminal on the Isle of Grain to refuelling facilities across the UK.In addition, the haulier has taken delivery of two more ADR specified Volvo FM LNG 6x2 tractor units, taking the number of trucks working exclusively ...


    Volta Trucks unveils 7.5-tonne and 12-tonne variants


    Electric truck manufacturer Volta Trucks has revealed the forthcoming 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants - the second product family in its full-electric vehicle range.Designed by Warick-based partner Astheimer, working with Volta Trucks’ own engineering teams, the new vehicles look similar to the larger 16-tonne vehicle and are currently undergoing ...

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    Nestlé switches bulk of owned fleet from diesel to Bio-LNG


    Nestlé has switched 75% of its owned fleet of trucks from diesel to Bio-LNG in a move designed to help the company become net zero by 2050.The transition will see all Nestlé’s food and drink products being delivered around the UK and Ireland using Bio-LNG.The food manufacturer said the move ...

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    Evri trials new diesel replacement using Brooklands depot HGV fleet


    Parcel delivery firm Evri, formerly known as Hermes UK, is trialling Green D+ HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), a renewable diesel replacement derived from waste and residue oils.The trial, using Evri’s local HGV fleet at its Brooklands depot in Surrey, is designed to test claims that the fuel cuts emissions by ...

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    EV Cargo switches fleet to HVO at Budweiser brewery in Magor


    EV Cargo is replacing diesel with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in 25 of its trucks at client Budweiser Brewing Group’s Magor brewery in Wales.The move will deliver an immediate cut of 92% in CO2 emissions. The company also plans to double the number of trucks using HVO at the depot ...

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    First Hydrogen appoints chief engineer as it prepares to roll out zero emission van


    First Hydrogen has appointed Stephen Pendrey as chief engineer of its automotive division’s vehicle programme.Pendrey is tasked with managing First Hydrogen’s program engineering and development activities as well as supporting the company to meet its ambitions to mass manufacture fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).The company said Pendrey’s appointment to its ...

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    Loop Energy to supply hydrogen fuel cell for 7.5-tonne Tevva Truck


    British electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva Trucks has chosen Loop Energy’s fuel cell system for Tevva’s 7.5-tonne electric truck platform.The Canadian firm won the contract to supply its T505 (50 kW) Series fuel cell system after tests by Tevva Trucks showed the system outperformed those of rival bidders on ...

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    Net zero policy must fully embrace hydrogen, government warned


    Hitting the country’s net zero goals is at risk unless the government fully embraces hydrogen as a solution for fuel, infrastructure and vehicles, according to the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (HFCA).The trade association said it believed a combined hydrogen and electrification strategy was required for the UK to ...

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    Scania gas truck trial leaves Farrall's Group "amazed"


    Farrall’s Group said it was impressed by the results of a recent Scania CNG truck trial and it now sees the greener fuel as the next step forward for the Chester haulier.At the beginning of the year, it worked with CNG Fuels to trial the HGV on Farrall’s operation for ...

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    Government must speed up hydrogen production to help transport industry transition away from fossil fuels, industry warns


    Two think tanks are urging the government to speed up incentives for fuel suppliers wanting to offer hydrogen as a low carbon alternative.The UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) and HyCymru (Cymdeithas Fasnach Hydrogen Cymru / Wales Hydrogen Trade Association), which represent hundreds of hydrogen businesses and stakeholders, ...

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    First Hydrogen secures land to develop four refuelling centres in UK


    First Hydrogen has identified four industrial sites in the UK where it plans to build its first tranche of hydrogen refuelling stations.The sites are located in the Greater Liverpool, Greater Manchester, London and Thames Estuary areas, in prime industrial areas and will serve light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The ...

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    Volta Trucks sets sights on London after launching its first service hub in Paris


    Volta Trucks has opened its first service hub in Paris, with plans to roll out a London hub “soon”, the manufacturer announced this week.The Paris Volta Trucks Hub is located on a 5,000sq m plot at Bonneuil-sur-Marne, to the south-east of Paris, close to the logistics centres of Rungis, Orly, ...

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    XPO wins chilled distribution deal with Tesco


    XPO Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract by Tesco to manage the retailer’s chilled distribution to stores in the North West.Under the new agreement XPO will be responsible for temperature-controlled transport and will use XPO’s fleet and drivers, who will work from Tesco's distribution centre in Widnes, Cheshire.The two ...

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    Evri trials electric cargo bike


    Evri – formally Hermes UK – has begun a trial of an electronically assisted cargo bike which could drive down final mile carbon emissions by as much as 89%.The company said it was exploring alternative modes of transport that were kinder to the environment and its trial in East Yorkshire ...

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    Government pledges £1.6bn to new smart charging action plan


    The government has unveiled plans to ramp up the number of EV chargepoints in the UK to 300,000 by 2030 – almost five times the number of fuel pumps available today.Freight groups welcomed the announcement and said it would help make transitioning to zero emission fleets a reality for logistics ...