Majority of motorists unaware of electric vehicle specific tyres

New research from Apollo Tyres has identified that 82% of motorists in the UK are unaware that it is possible to purchase tyres specifically developed for electric vehicles (EV). Awareness of these products is even lower among non-EV drivers. ...

Nearly six in ten European light-duty fleets could go electric

New research from Geotab has found that 60% of analysed light-duty European fleet vehicles could be switched to fully electric vehicles (EVs), at a lower total cost of ownership, to save a total of nearly £222 million over a ...

Transport sector pays tribute to the Queen

The transport sector has paid tribute to the Queen, following her passing away yesterday, 7th September, at 96 years old. Serving as head of state for more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch, serving as ...

CNG Fuels opens its tenth biomethane refuelling station

CNG Fuels has opened its tenth low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Castleford, as demand for the fuel takes increases, with the number of bio-CNG powered trucks on the road doubling in the last year alone.   The new station ...

Fleete to support operators of electric commercial vehicles

A new electric vehicle infrastructure business for operators of electric commercial vehicles has been launched. Fleete, launched by Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG), takes care of the entire installation, management, and financing of charging infrastructure, with no ...

Mina launches Knowledge Hub to share EV guidance

EV payment specialists Mina has launched an EV Knowledge Hub – a collaborative space to share expert advice and guidance on electric vehicles. It will provide businesses and consumers the opportunity to further expand on their EV knowledge and ...

Nudging drivers into electric vehicles

Clean Air Zones are a practical way to shift people into electric vehicles – not just because it is good for the environment, but also because it improves the quality of life in local communities, writes James Court, CEO ...

Northamptonshire Police introduces hybrid motorcycles to fleet

Northamptonshire Police has taken delivery of new petrol-electric hybrid motorcycles, for its neighbourhood policing teams. The three-wheeled WMC300FR motorcycle has been developed by Northamptonshire based White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC) in collaboration with the Force and a number of British ...

Eagle Couriers crowned most efficient drivers in Tri-Hub EV Challenge

Team Eagle Couriers have been crowned the most economical EV drivers in GREENFLEET’S Tri-Hub EV Challenge, which took place on 25 August in Scotland. Jacqui Coulter and Vivienne Wallace completed the challenge in a Citroen e-C4, achieving 4.8 m/kWh ...

Anne-Marie Trevelyan named as new Transport Secretary

Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been named transport secretary by new prime minister Liz Truss, replacing Grant Shapps, who had been in post since 2019. Anne-Marie Trevelyan was Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade ...

Electric terminal tractor trialled at London Heathrow airport

London Heathrow airport has begun to trial the first electric terminal tractor, known as a Terberg YT203EV, from IAG Cargo – the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG).   By replacing an existing terminal tractor with an electric ...

Growth in EV demand poses infrastructure challenges

The UK’s electric vehicle market will only continue to grow if the right infrastructure is in place to meet demand, according to a study by Experian, in partnership with Zap-Map. The study shows adoption of EVs increased by 291% ...

Octopus Energy’s EV service rebrands to ‘Electric Universe’

Octopus Energy’s electric vehicle (EV) roaming service ‘Electric Juice’, which has surpassed 300,000 charge points globally, has rebranded to ‘Electric Universe’. Electric Universe allows drivers to use just one card and one app to access over 300,000 public charge ...

Fiat Professional opens orders for new electric E-Doblo

Fiat Professional showrooms have opened up orders for the first all-electric iteration of the Doblo – the E-Doblo. The New E-Doblo is equipped with a 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery which allows up to 175 miles in ...

Ambulance trusts trial dedicated mental health response EVs

As part of a £2.1m investment, eight ambulance trusts are trialling 21 zero-emission vehicles of various types, with six of these dedicated to mental health response in the community. The new dedicated mental health response vehicles are already in ...

Nine regions to receive LEVI funding for charging infrastructure

Nine regions are set to benefit from a new pilot backed by £20 million of government and industry funding, according to a joint DfT / Office for Zero Emission vehicles statement. Under the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme, ...

FORS links up with Driving for Better Business programme

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has announced that it is now a delivery partner for ‘Driving for Better Business’, a Government-backed National Highways programme which aims to help employers reduce work-related road risk. The move sees FORS join ...

EV and Hydrogen joint charging facility planned in Swansea

Wales’ first electric and hydrogen charging facility is set to be created in Swansea as part of the £1.7 billion Blue Eden renewable energy project, Swansea City council has announced. The Blue Eden project is a privately funded development ...

UK car production rises, but recovery 'way off' says SMMT

According to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, UK car production rose for the third consecutive month in July, up 8.6 per cent to 58,043 units. This is compared with July 2021, which was ...

GKN's real-time EV testing rig can replicate complex driving conditions

GKN Automotive has created a ‘real-time’ test rig for electric vehicles which accommodates the differing demands and load dynamics of EVs on driveline components According to GKN, the rig, installed at its facility in Offenbach, Germany, can handle the extreme dynamics ...

Scotland plans to make EV chargepoints mandatory for new buildings

The Scottish Government proposes to introduce legislation to ensure developers provide electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the construction of new residential and non-residential buildings. Published as part of a summary of responses to the consultation titled ‘Scottish Building Regulations: ...

Nissan announces pricing for new Townstar electric van

Nissan has revealed the pricing structure for its new compact van, Townstar, which comes with an all electric vehicle or petrol powertrain For the electric variant, prices will start from £29,945 for a short-wheelbase Townstar equipped with a 45kWh ...

Demand for trucks steady in supply constrained market

According to the latest figures from the SMMT, HGV registrations grew by 0.4% to 9,533 units in the second quarter of 2022. Despite this growth in Q2, half-year performance remains -1.0% down on 2021 as the sector struggles to ...

E-bikes to be added to Santander Cycles in London from September

Transport for London (TfL) and Santander have announced that e-bikes will be introduced to London’s Santander Cycles scheme from 12 September. The 500 e-bikes use an electric motor to assist riders as they pedal. They are being introduced as ...

Almost half of fleets do not have a robust net zero strategy

According to Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, only 53 per cent of commercial fleets have a ‘robust’ strategy for net zero transport. According to the Keener to be Greener study, conducted among 300 fleet decision-makers, more than a third (34 per ...

Mina Chargepass now usable at GRIDSERVE charging locations

Drivers using the Mina Chargepass network can now charge their company EVs at GRIDSERVE locations across the country, using just one single RFID card. GRIDSERVE now includes more than 150 charging locations, including the Electric Highway network, covering 85% ...

Order books open for MAXUS T90EV electric pick-up

MAXUS has announced its electric pick-up T90EV is now available to order now, with delivery expected in early Q1 2023.   The new MAXUS electric pick-up was introduced at the 2022 CV Show and has more than 1,000 orders ...

Zap-Map reveals England’s most popular EV charging locations

England’s most popular public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations have been revealed by Zap-Map. The rankings reflect the second quarter of 2022 and cover around 70% of the UK’s public EV charging network. With the GRIDSERVE Electric Super Hubs ...

Latest DfT figures show major increase in lorry driving tests

Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carried out 74% more lorry driving tests between 1 January 2022 and 31 March 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels. This could be down to ...

Tesco takes on electric truck to make deliveries to 400 stores

Tesco has taken on a zero-emission electric lorry to make deliveries from its distribution centres to stores in city centres. The Renault D Wide E-Tech is now delivering to more than 400 stores in Greater London, with further electric ...

Increase in lorry driving tests suggests driver shortage stabilising

Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carried out 74% more lorry driving tests between 1 January 2022 and 31 March 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels. This could be down to ...

Fleets expect EVs to dominate their vehicle mix by 2025

Just half (50%) of vans and a little over a quarter (28%) of UK company cars are predicted to be using petrol or diesel power alone by 2025, research from the latest Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer shows. Fleet operators ...

Five million people would breathe cleaner air if ULEZ expanded

Five million people are expected to breathe cleaner air if ULEZ is expanded to outer London, according to City Hall analysis. The expansion would reduce the number of Londoners living in areas exceeding interim Word Health Organization (WHO) targets ...

Used electric vehicle sales rose 57% in second quarter of 2022

Battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales rose 57.1% to reach 16,782 units in the second quarter of 2022, doubling market share to 1.0%, according to SMMT statistics. Plug-in hybrids meanwhile held relatively stable with 1.0% growth and 0.9% of the market, ...

GreenFleet's Achieving Net Zero webinar to focus on EVs

The date for the second webinar in the ‘Achieving Net Zero’ series has been confirmed. Taking place on 1 September online at 10.30am, the webinar will look at how fleets can make the transition to electric as part of ...

Report highlights lack of local authority EV infrastructure staff

Liberty Charge, the public charge point operator is calling for a review and reallocation of funding to support increased numbers of dedicated local authority EV infrastructure personnel, following publication of a Local Authority Insight Report which highlights chronic under-resourcing. ...

AssetWorks and Royal Mail reach 30 years of partnership

To mark thirty years since Royal Mail started using AssetWorks’ fleet management system, AssetWorks has released a case study detailing the history of the partnership, from using barcodes to minimise paper and record processes electronically, to using modern technology ...

Jeep uncovers UK’s top 20 most remote charging points

Jeep has revealed the 20 most remote electric charge points across the UK to show that rural road trips in an EV are possible. With over 42,000 electric vehicle charge points located across the UK, the research was carried ...

£200m funding to accelerate Gridserve EV charging infrastructure

GRIDSERVE has secured an initial £200m investment from Infracapital, to help progress the company’s mission to deliver sustainable energy on scale. The investment accelerates GRIDSERVE’s plans to further the company’s Sun-to-Wheel model, which encompasses generating energy through hybrid solar ...

Views sought on making it easier to access haulage jobs

Views are being sought on how to make it easier to land a successful career in logistics, as the government continues to tackle the global driver shortage, support new jobs and bolster the UK’s supply chain. The views submitted ...

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