Technology overcomes challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of EVs, without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.
Yorkshire Water expects to save more than £500,000 over the lifespan of its vehicles by switching 5% of its 1,000 vans to electric by 2020.
Electra, the UK’s first fully electric refuse truck, will be trialled in the City of London next month as part of an initiative to drive down air pollution.
Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have developed the first all-electric refrigerated truck, which will be tested in real operating conditions.
UPS has placed a reservation for 125 Tesla fully-electric truck to join its extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has delivered the first fleet of fully electric e-Crafter vans to an international group of its major customers.
Future of Fuel report estimates that electricity would be approximately 15ppm cheaper than petrol or diesel for vans, and 38ppm cheaper than diesel for HGVs.
Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck.
The new 40kWh battery for the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 offers a 60% extended range of up to 280km (174miles).
Renault has announced pricing and specification for the new fully-electric Kangoo Van ZE 33 which now has a range of 170 miles (NEDC) on a single charge.
Fortem is on a mission to convert 10% of its fleet to electric vehicles with Nissan’s market-leading e-NV200 van.
Proposals could increase the ceiling for driving a commercial vehicle on a standard Category B licence from the current 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes.
Renault has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving.
Capital-based test will evaluate practicalities and benefits of 20 Transit PHEVs.
Second generation electric van increases range by more than 50% with little impact on pricing
Arcola Energy has sold or leased 32 Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 electric vans - with fuel cell range extender produced by Symbio FCell, to UK customers.
A consortium of French companies has released a study investigating truck electric highways.
London department store Harrods is adding an electric Nissan e-NV200 delivery van to its fleet, around 100 years after originally operating an electric van.
It has only sold one electric van to date, but Iveco is so confident EVs are the future that it has appointed Martin Flach to the new position
Slow progress of technology and charging infrastructure blamed for delay.