Greater Manchester is asking Government for a £98 million ‘clean commercial vehicle fund’ after announcing its clean air zone will be delayed until 2022.
The Chancellor says he will maintain the fuel duty freeze, spend billions on roads and incentivise low-emission transport.
First Mile has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans.
A free 22kW EO Genius charger will be offered with the first 50 Renault Master ZEs ordered by UK retail and SME operators in 2020.
The installation was supported by Octopus Group, the London-headquartered financial services and energy firm.
Highways England hopes to fund more free electric van trials for local businesses, after launching a scheme in West Yorkshire.
SSE is increasing its fleet of fully electric vehicles (EVs) following its commitment to the EV100 initiative.
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.
DPD has ordered 300 of Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, more than tripling the courier’s current total EV tally to 450 by May.
Bevan Group is offering ‘last mile’ delivery fleets, together with other operators working in urban areas, access to a high-volume Nissan e-NV200 conversion.
Pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz eVito electric van will start from under £40,000, the manufacturer has announced.
Van fleets are tentatively exploring the petrol and electric alternatives after years of diesel dominance in the LCV market, the FN50 survey suggests.
The opportunity for operators to trial electric vans for up to two months in West Yorkshire has been launched by Leeds City Council and Highways England.
Mitie has reached another landmark in its electric vehicle (EV) roll-out, having taken delivery of its 250th plug-in vehicle.
Hyundai and Kia will co-develop electric commercial vehicles with Arrival as part of an £85 million (€100m) investment.
Vauxhall has confirmed an electric version of the new Vivaro, the Vivaro-e, will launch next year.
The trial, part of E-Flex, the broader V2G demonstrator project led by Cisco, will explore the commercial opportunity presented by the technology
The latest Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Reflex Commercial has gone on sale, marking five years of sales of plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles from the manufacturer.
Groupe PSA has announced that Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch, Vauxhall Vivaro will come in all electric versions from 2020.
See the eVito vans at next week's Fleet Live.