Department for Transport (DfT) funding of £20 million has been announced to deliver a series of projects to help support the uptake of zero emission trucks.
Rural all-electric refuse vehicles are being piloted by SP Energy Networks in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council for the first time in Scotland.
The moves comes in the wake of Government plans to end the sale of new diesel HGVs by 2040.
Growth in the LCV market is being slowed by long lead times as a result of the semiconductor shortage, new figures from the SMMT suggest.
The eActros has a 250-mile range and will start rolling off production lines this autumn.
The Government needs a ‘van plan’ if it wants to achieve its economic and environmental goals, says the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
The additional 100 electric vans will be available for daily rental as well as for longer-term flexible rental.
The new electric Ford E-Transit has undergone a punishing testing regime to replicate a lifetime of fleet use, ahead of going on sale next year.
Price, size, range and capacity are still barriers to uptake, according to operator responses.
Royal Mail will introduce 3,000 more electric vans to its fleet, a tenfold rise on the 300 plug-in vehicles it currently operates.
DPD UK will double its fleet of electric vehicles after ordering 750 fully electric commercial vehicles from Maxus.
Investment from David Beckham will help Lunaz, which converts internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric power, target the commercial fleet market.
The Virtual Smart Transport Conference will look at how the movement of goods can be decarbonised during the freight breakout session on Wednesday (June 9).
The electrification of the fleet is key, with the business aiming to become net-zero emissions by 2030.
Alain Costa, head of fleet Europe at ChargePoint, explains leveraging the forces behind fleet electrification to bring delivery and logistics partners on board.
Zenith has supplied OVO Energy with a new fleet of 26 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans.
Roger Brereton, head of sales at Pailton Engineering, explains why logistics companies are focusing on electrifying the final mile of delivery.
Vauxhall has unveiled its new zero emissions Vivaro-e Hydrogen van, which has a range of up to 249 miles.
Daf Trucks has introduced charging stations for LF Electric and CF Electric trucks, as well as vans.
Van-makers are looking at whether hydrogen could provide commercial fleet operators with the range and payload to successfully make the switch to electric.