By Phil Lloyd, head of engineering policy at the Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Fleets are holding off procurement decisions on alternative fuel large vans because training is required to drive them and the Government hasn’t actually finalised the training course.
LDV’s EV80 travelled 600 zero-emission miles last week for the UK government’s Green GB Week initiative, to encourage businesses and the public to tackle climate change.
Hyundai is to begin trialling 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell trucks with fleet operators in Switzerland as the manufacturer looks to move away from diesel.
Ocado has taken delivery of its first hydrogen-powered van from ULEMCo.
Some experts say battery range reservations mean that diesel will be around for a long time; others feel gas-powered or hydrogen fuel cells may provide some of the clean air answers.
The Dearman Hubbard zero emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU), in partnership with Unilever, has been launched in an "EU first".
UPS has begun a partnership with Arrival to develop and trial a fleet of 35 custom-made electric delivery vehicles.
Demand for biomethane has nearly tripled in a year at a South Ribble fuelling station as fleet operators are increasingly switching to low-carbon fuels.
ULEMCo will demonstrate the world’s first zero emission combustion engine truck later this year.
Northern Gas Networks has replaced two diesel vehicles on its fleet with a pair of 3.5-tonne Iveco Daily Natural Power chassis cabs.
Lawsons has taken delivery of its first gas-powered heavy truck, a 26-tonne Iveco Stralis.
UPS has placed a reservation for 125 Tesla fully-electric truck to join its extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet.