Forest of Dean District Council trials their first fully electric vehicle


The Forest of Dean District Council has taken a significant step in its fleet decarbonisation journey with a trial of its first fully electric vehicle.

Report reveals emissions cuts of Lunaz upcycled EVs


An upcycled electric vehicle produced by the clean technology firm Lunaz saves 344 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions compared to a new diesel equivalent, according to a new study.

APCOA to deliver EV charging across Hillingdon


Hillingdon Council has selected parking operator APCOA to deliver an electric vehicle (EV) charging network by 2030.

Islington completes £5.7m electrification project


Islington Council has completed works that it says will eventually support the electrification of its entire vehicle fleet.

Bury switches to electric


Bury Council has taken delivery of 10 electric vehicles, which will replace old diesel versions.

City of Wolverhampton Council trials HVO


City of Wolverhampton Council is trialling the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to fuel its fleet as a way of reducing carbon emissions.

Costain and Swindon BC work together to decarbonise depot


Infrastructure solutions company, Costain, will use its expertise in sustainability to create a blueprint for the decarbonisation of operations at Swindon Borough Council’s largest facility, the Waterside Park depot.

Cumberland launches HVO trial


Carbon-cutting steps are being taken by Cumberland Council to make more of their vehicles greener and cleaner.

Westminster unveils ‘trailblazing’ fleet electrification


Westminster City Council and Veolia are rolling out the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet, with vehicles powered by the waste they collect.

Blackpool launches fleet of tricycles


Tricycle manufacturer, Jorvik Tricycles, has partnered with Blackpool Council’s waste and environmental services company, Enveco NW Environmental Services, to provide them with a range of tricycles.

Brand new electric buses hit the streets of Aberdeen


First Aberdeen has taken delivery of 24 brand new electric buses ensuring its fleet is now 40% emission free.

Council marks Clean Air Day by going electric


Telford & Wrekin Council has marked Clean Air Day today by announcing that it has added a further eight electric vehicles to its fleet.

Test Valley Borough Council slashes emissions with HVO


Test Valley Borough Council’s fleet of vehicles have now all switched from using diesel fuel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), cutting carbon dioxide fuel emissions by up to 95%.

Going big like Barcelona


The city of Barcelona has gone all in on electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). LAPV talks to Andrew Scott, head of Electric Mobility at Renault Trucks, to find out what it would take for the UK to do the same.

Wrexham becomes first Welsh council to trial CTS eRCV


Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) has taken delivery of an all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) to assess how it performs against that of a conventional diesel engine, whilst collecting waste from households across the Borough over the coming weeks.

New e-fleet launched in Camden and Islington


The Central District Alliance (CDA) has announced the deployment of its new fleet of zero emission, electric assisted vehicles (EAVs) in Holborn and Clerkenwell.

Councils face ‘Kafkaesque’ barriers to net zero


Local authorities face ‘Kafkaesque’ barriers to achieving net zero goals, a new report backed by the Government’s net zero tsar Chris Skidmore MP has concluded.

Bedford picks up 16 new EVs


Bedford Borough Council has added 16 new electric vehicles (EVs) to its fleet as part of its plans to reduce its carbon emissions.

HGV sector calls for strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks


The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) sector has called for an urgent, Government-led strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks to meet decarbonisation targets.

Lewes DC installs new road safety gear across fleet


Lewes District Council has commissioned Vision Techniques to install a range of its road safety equipment across its fleet of 40 vehicles.

Council continues HVO drive


Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is putting new purchasing arrangements in place as it buys increasing amounts of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

Veolia achieves 7.5% emissions reduction in Dover contract


A decrease of 7.5% in carbon emissions has been achieved in Dover as part of the local authority’s new environmental services contract with Veolia.

Enfield Council launches first fully electric Renault Trucks E-Tech refuse truck


Enfield Council has taken delivery of its first fully-electric 26 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide Low Entry Cab rear steer axle refuse truck.

Bury takes delivery of 15 electric vans


The first of a new fleet of electric vehicles has arrived at Bury Council as the borough strives to reduce its carbon emissions.

Aberdeen awards contract for largest fleet-wide hydrogen conversion


ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuelled vehicle pioneer, has been awarded a major fleet-wide contract by Aberdeen City Council for its hydrogen dual-fuel utility vehicle conversions.

Council chiefs call for better net zero guidance


Local authority chiefs have urged the Government to introduce a clear policy and investment framework that can help councils measure and reduce carbon emissions.

Bucks council reports over 50% reduction in fleet emissions


Buckinghamshire Council has reported a 52% reduction of its fleet’s CO2e emissions over the last two years.

Dawsongroup emc: what is in a name?


Dawsongroup sweepers has changed its name to Dawsongroup emc. LAPV sat down with sales director Paul Beddows to discuss the name change, net zero and what ‘de-risking’ ownership means.

Holyrood launches £500,000 scheme to boost zero-carbon bus sector


The Scottish government has launched a £500,000 scheme aimed at helping local authorities and smaller operators work towards a zero-carbon bus sector.

Clearing the air in South Derbyshire


Allison Thomas, strategic director – service delivery, South Derbyshire District Council, discusses the council’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, including the trial of dual fuelled hydrogen-powered refuse vehicles.

Emissions compliance and the latest solutions


Improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions are top priorities for every local authority. James Thorpe, head of retrofit sales, Eminox explains how retrofit solutions can help.

The different roads to net zero


Mark Kemp, the new president of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT), looks at how the journey to net zero differs from council to council, but still requires collaboration.

North Yorkshire council to consider fleet decarbonisation measures


North Yorkshire County Council is working on a new climate change strategy that will look at decarbonising its highways fleet and offering electric vehicle pool cars to its staff.

Cambridgeshire councils welcome second electric bin lorry


The second fully electric refuse collection vehicle to collect waste from residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has hit the streets, as local authorities continue their fleet decarbonisation drive.

Transitioning council RCVs to low carbon alternatives


Abi Ademiluyi, APSE’s principal advisor for the South of England, and Rob Bailey, APSE’s principal advisor for fleet and transport, discuss fleet decarbonisation.

How leasing can help councils towards net zero


Caroline Davis, head of public sector leasing, Triple Point explains how leasing can help councils accelerate the green transition.

Fleet decarbonisation toolkit published


The Department for Transport has published a toolkit to help local authorities transition their fleets away from diesel and petrol.

Veolia launches world's largest biorefinery project


Veolia has launched the world's largest biorefinery project producing CO2-neutral bio-methanol from a pulp mill located in Finland.

Electricity networks collaborate to support decarbonisation of Scottish fleets


Fleet operators in Scotland are to be supported in their transition to net zero by new guidance on fleet decarbonisation.

Redditch council puts ‘money where our mouth is’ on decarbonisation


Redditch Borough Council has allocated £1.5m to decarbonising its fleet over the coming year.

Zero Emission Zone to be extended across Oxford city centre


Plans to extend the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) from the current pilot area to cover the entire city centre in Oxford have been unveiled.

Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to its vehicle fleet


The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy.

Council to invest £130,000 in new sweepers


Durham County Council is planning on investing half a million pounds in decarbonising its fleet and energy efficiency measures this year.

A passion for fleet decarbonisation


LAPV talks to FAUN-Zoeller UK CEO Simon Hyde about the company’s determination to support the drive to net zero.

Lighter vehicles contribute to ‘climate goals’


Life-cycle analysis shows lighter vehicles can enhance contribution of electrification to climate goals, a new study shows.

‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolls into Tees Valley


A 100% electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolled into the Tees Valley this week, just 24 hours after the region was selected by the Government to lead the UK’s net zero ambitions.

Grundon commits £600,000 to electric collection vehicles after successful trials


Grundon Waste Management is set to invest over half a million pounds in converting two of its existing fleet from diesel to electric after the conclusion of successful trials of an electric waste collection vehicle.

Government announces extra £350m for EV transition


The Government has announced that an extra £350m will be made available to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains.

Ringway heads towards target of 40% reduction in carbon emissions


Ringway, the specialist highway services company, has been fast tracking its way towards its target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030.

Procurement and fleet decarbonisation


Gavin Rimmington, Head of Public Sector at YPO, offers insight into the important role of procurement to decarbonising local government fleets, and the most efficient ways to enable large-scale transitioning.

Greening the local authority fleet


Rob Bailey, APSE’s Principal Advisor for Transport and Fleet, looks at the options councils face when it comes to decarbonisation.

Vehicle industry calls for decarbonisation plans before bans


Motor manufacturers have called on the Government to work with industry to develop a plan that facilitates the transition to zero emission HGVs, before it commits to an end of sale date for conventionally fuelled trucks.

Slashing carbon emissions by 2035


The Government has outlined a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. Susan Halliwell, joint chair of ADEPT’s South East board and executive director of place at West Berkshire Council, talks about what this means for local authorities.

Decarbonised transport by 2050 possible but new policies ‘crucial’


A survey of stakeholder experts has revealed that most believe that the decarbonisation of UK road transport by 2050 is possible, but a significant majority say that policies so far enacted or announced are not enough.

Shapps agrees to rethink roads policy


The Government has agreed to review the National Networks National Policy Statement (NNNPS), which governs the development of major projects on England’s road and rail networks.

Making fleets carbon neutral


The UK aims to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Energy Saving Trust (EST) looks at what councils can do to make their fleets carbon neutral.

Hitachi announces intelligent fleet decarbonisation solutions


Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) and Hitachi Europe Ltd. have signed a three-year deal to collaborate on new net-zero solutions for fleet owners.

The race for the perfect vehicle


Phil Clifford explores the challenges faced by vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators as the sector moves towards carbon neutrality.

SFS hosts socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event


A socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicle demonstration event hosted by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) last month provided a unique opportunity to present the latest fleet technologies to council representatives.

Smarter Grid Solutions zero carbon energy management platform goes live in Thames Valley


The first phase of a project being delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based energy software specialist, and involving technology giants O2 and Siemens, has gone live.

Number of public charging devices increases five-fold, Government reveals


The number of public charging devices has increased five-fold over the last half a decade, according to the latest Government figures.

East Suffolk Council introduces six ‘carbon-emission free vehicles’ to fleet


East Suffolk Council is taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions by introducing six new electric vehicles to its fleet run by partners, East Suffolk Norse.

Applications for the Design in the Public Sector programme now open


Local authorities in England are now able to apply to take part in the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Design in the Public Sector programme to learn more about transport decarbonisation.

BVRLA warns against ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to fleet decarbonisation


Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has said.

Taunton confirmed as site for DC Share project trial


Taunton, Somerset, has been confirmed as the site for a trial of new DC technology which could help deliver an estimated 217,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces.

Electric vehicles will not solve 'transport carbon problem'


The uptake of electric vehicles will not be enough to counter-balance the extra emissions caused by the Government's road building programme, a report has warned.

Work begins on Exeter’s first solar farm and storage project


Work has started to create Exeter’s first solar farm and battery storage project.

Plans unveiled for 3,000 hydrogen buses


A plan to bring 3,000 hydrogen buses to the UK have been revealed by JCB heir Jo Bamford.

Liverpool council invests £3.4m in ‘biggest eco-friendly’ refuse fleet


Liverpool City Council has announced it is launching the UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles.

The balancing act: reducing emissions and improving transportation


Paul Moorby outlines how using Big Data to analyse real-time traffic information can help councils to refine traffic management policies whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector


Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public

Emissions control specialist delivers exhaust after treatment expertise to first New Holland vehicle


The Low Carbon Tractor project (LoCT) has unveiled the first pre-development of its biomethane-powered tractors, which features emissions technology and expertise from Eminox.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open


 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.


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