Blog 10 Mar 2023
The diesel alternatives driving the future of transport
Katrina McDonnell, head of energy transitions solutions at Certas reveals how can fleet managers achieve environmental gains without sacrificing productivity.
Best Practices 8 Dec 2022
Diesel refrigeration units to be put on ice
Emissions and rising fuel prices are accelerating the need for operators to adopt cleaner methods – and suppliers are responding
Van News 8 Aug 2022
Diesel is “only option” for some van operators
The shift to electric vehicles (EVs) could see some fleets operating a number of diesel vans on an almost “indefinite” basis, FleetCheck is warning.
Truck News 19 May 2022
Diesel costs double for construction fleets
Construction fleet operators are paying up to twice as much for fuel, following changes to red diesel legislation.
Latest News 31 Aug 2021
Commercial vehicle industry urges Government for ‘plans before bans’ for transition to zero-emission HGVs
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today published a new report calling on Government to help the commercial vehicle industry transition to zero-emission HGVs, before it commits an end of sale date for conventionally fuelled trucks.
Truck News 8 Apr 2021
Government urged to set date for HGV diesel ban
Consultation on implementation expected to launch later this year.
Latest News 7 Jul 2020
Pollution falls cast doubt over clean air zones
Time to ‘pause and assess’ says FTA as towns and cities report record low pollution levels .
Van News 5 Feb 2020
Ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid vans by 2035 ‘not achievable’
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 News 27 Jan 2020
Diesel vans dominate thanks to lack of alternatives
Van fleets are tentatively exploring the petrol and electric alternatives after years of diesel dominance in the LCV market, the FN50 survey suggests.
Truck News 4 Jun 2019
Tevva Motors funding deal 'opens' electric vehicle market
British electric truckmaker says agreement with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions “will open the way for fleets to move from fossils fuels to electric”.
Van News 22 Feb 2019
Van scrappage scheme offers £6k towards new electric model
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.
Truck News 9 Jan 2019
Ocado opens natural gas refuelling station
Investment of £3 million in alternative fuels will reduce Ocado’s HGV fleet CO2 emissions by 29% annually.
Truck News 6 Dec 2018
TRL to assess viability of zero emissions HGV tech
Highways England and DfT have announced that TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory - will conduct a study into zero emission truck technologies.
Van News 30 Aug 2018
Major fleets urged to make Clean Vans Commitment
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.
Van News 23 Aug 2018
Government wants to replace diesel delivery vans
Congestion and air quality could be improved if cargo bikes and electric vans were used for last-mile deliveries, according to the Government.
Blog 8 Aug 2018
The Road to Zero and our reliance on diesel
By Steve Botfield senior editor of commercial vehicles and motorcycles at Cap HPI
Latest News 1 Aug 2018
Diesel engines could offer zero-emissions with correct after-treatment
Internal combustion engines are expected provide a cheaper and cleaner alternative to fully-electric powertrains in heavy trucks, according to industry experts.
Truck News 21 Jun 2018
Recycled electric bin lorry being trialled in Greenwich
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.
Van News 9 May 2018
Clean Van Commitment challenges fleets to embrace zero tailpipe emissions
The Clean Van Commitment (CVC) is asking 100 van fleet operators to promise to be tailpipe emission-free in cities by 2028.
Truck News 19 Apr 2018
Clean Air Zones ‘must work' for business as well as tackling pollution
HGV coalition of trade associations asks Government to protect businesses that rely on trucks from ‘unfair’ air quality charges.