Vivalda has adopted six new HGVs to ensure it meets emissions standards due to be introduced for London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) from April 8.
Truck makers will have to cut CO2 emissions by 30% for new vehicles by 2030, and by 15% come 2025.
ACEA wants truck CO2 targets to be accompanied by the right package of measures to address the structural challenges faced by truck makers and operators.
A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, says the ACEA.
London’s ULEZ will damage small businesses while delivering limited air quality improvements, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Investment of £3 million in alternative fuels will reduce Ocado’s HGV fleet CO2 emissions by 29% annually.
A new £23 million scrappage scheme to help take the most polluting vans off London roads has been launched to prepare for the ultra-ow emission zone (ULEZ).
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on governments to adopt a well-balanced and viable approach to setting CO2 standards for trucks.
Volvo Trucks are upgrading its D11 and D13 diesel engines for its FH, FM and FMX models to meet the new Euro-6 Step D regulation.
Highways England and DfT have announced that TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory - will conduct a study into zero emission truck technologies.
To alleviate pressures on fleet operators, the Chancellor must introduce transitional in the Budget during the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs).
A last-mile delivery concept using self-driving, electric pods called Ez-Pro has been unveiled by Renault at the Hannover Motor Show in Germany.
Fraikin has published an executive summary of the Government’s Road to Zero – the Department for Transport’s white paper.
A survey from Northgate Vehicle Hire shows operator ignorance of local air quality plans less than two years before they could be charged to enter major cities.
Renault UK is growing its support of the London-based Felix Project with the donation of a further seven all-electric Renault Kangoo ZE panel vans.
Sixteen of the UK’s largest van fleet operators have pledged to invest a combined £40 million in the next two years on electric vans to improve air quality.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced it is checking lorries for emissions cheat devices, with the nationwide rollout of enforcement action.
The real-world implications of operating low and zero emission vehicles are challenging, says the lead engineer at the UK’s largest commercial vehicle fleet.
The leaders of the UK’s major fleets are being urged to make a Clean Van Commitment following research that warned pollution from each diesel van in its lifetime could cost the NHS up to £25,000.
Congestion and air quality could be improved if cargo bikes and electric vans were used for last-mile deliveries, according to the Government.