Time to ‘pause and assess’ says FTA as towns and cities report record low pollution levels .
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) believes that a ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel or hybrid vans in the UK by 2035, is not feasible.
Van fleets are tentatively exploring the petrol and electric alternatives after years of diesel dominance in the LCV market, the FN50 survey suggests.
British electric truckmaker says agreement with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions “will open the way for fleets to move from fossils fuels to electric”.
The van scrappage scheme aims to help micro-businesses and charities prepare for London's 24-hour, seven-days-a week ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) from April 8.
Investment of £3 million in alternative fuels will reduce Ocado’s HGV fleet CO2 emissions by 29% annually.
Highways England and DfT have announced that TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory - will conduct a study into zero emission truck technologies.
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.
By Steve Botfield senior editor of commercial vehicles and motorcycles at Cap HPI
Internal combustion engines are expected provide a cheaper and cleaner alternative to fully-electric powertrains in heavy trucks, according to industry experts.
The electric Refuse Collection Vehicle (eRCV) is a 26-tonne battery-powered, zero-emission refuse vehicle designed to do a 14 hour ‘double shift’ duty-cycle without needing to recharge.
The Clean Van Commitment (CVC) is asking 100 van fleet operators to promise to be tailpipe emission-free in cities by 2028.
HGV coalition of trade associations asks Government to protect businesses that rely on trucks from ‘unfair’ air quality charges.
Fleets want certainty from Government while manufacturers reveal diesel alternatives.
BMW Group has completed a pilot project in collaboration with Iveco to test LNG-powered trucks for its logistics operations, using a Stralis NP vehicle designed for long-haul transport.
By David Sanders, commercial director, Dearman
The Government’s new air quality plan says it will ban the sale of all new "conventional” fossil fuel vans by 2040.
Commercial vehicle fleets are likely to be hit hardest by the backlash against diesel simply because of the lack of alternatives available, says FleetCheck.
Improvements to UK air quality should be assisted through a national scrappage scheme, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).