electric vehicles

Fleet Manager in the spotlight

11/10/2019

There are currently 1,133 vehicles in the fleet. Of these, 97 are electric and we have another 173 electric vehicles on order. We also have eight CNG vehicles, two hybrid petrol vehicles with six more on order, and 20 diesel hybrids. Currently, our alternative fuel vehicles make up 11.2% of the fleet. Once the new vehicles arrive this will go up to 27%.

NYC Fleet launches report on biofuels

17/10/2019

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Fleet Officer for the City of New York, Keith Kerman highlights how the City has carried out comprehensive research on biofuel.

Making the right choice for your fleet

18/10/2019

Diesel is dead – or it will be by 2040 – but what is going to replace it? Phil Clifford considers the options currently available for fleets and concludes that what the industry needs most is more information to make the right choices. Luckily, Future Fleet Forum is just around the corner.

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans

21/10/2019

Hambleton District Council in Yorkshire is introducing two new electric vehicles to replace its existing van fleet, to move to a 100% electric fleet in the future.

Allet Mowers shows electric range at Saltex

22/10/2019

Allett Mowers is showing its latest electric mowers on its stand K009 at Saltex and in the Eco Village.  The Uplift 86E is the new 82V li-ion battery-powered stadium rotary mower, designed for debris collection after matches and built on the experience gained with previous models. It features twin contra-rotating blades for a high lift cut and vacuum for increased efficiency, while a full-width rear roller produces perfect stripes. 

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open

24/10/2019

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

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds

14/11/2019

First Bus is partnering with Yutong and Zenobe in an exciting and innovative approach to vehicle electrification. Together they will roll out nine new electric buses, produced by Yutong UK and Pelican Engineering, in Hunslet Park, Leeds in May 2020.

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland

28/11/2019

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesinknorba has appointed MacPac Refuse Bodies as its agent for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector

02/12/2019

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

Study reveals insights into the next generation of charging technologies

13/01/2020

The next generation of charging technologies is set to be dominated by fast-charging, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid models, a new study argues.

Islington Council launches electric vehicle charging partnership

16/01/2020

The first stage of an electric vehicle charging partnership with Islington Council was launched yesterday as part of the north London borough’s push to reduce harmful air pollution.

Taskforce says EV revolution ‘can be boon’ to energy system

16/01/2020

A Government-backed taskforce has concluded that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can ‘significantly improve’ electricity network efficiency.

Whitehall announces £3.4m investment in wireless charging tech

17/01/2020

The Government has announced that it is investing £3.4m in wireless charging technology trials at taxi ranks in Nottingham.

West Yorkshire council launches EV trial scheme

24/01/2020

Leeds City Council has launched a new scheme giving businesses, organisations and charities in West Yorkshire the opportunity to drive electric vans free of charge for up to two months.

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says

27/01/2020

A Bristol-based environmental consultancy has called for the roll out of electric refuse vehicles to help cut air pollution and local authority costs.

Northern Powergrid launches innovative tool to accelerate EV uptake

05/02/2020

Northern Powergrid has launched a free, online tool set to revolutionise its electric vehicle (EV) connections process.

Plans outlined for Britain’s first all-electric bus town

06/02/2020

One local authority is set to receive £50m to become Britain’s first all-electric bus town.

Fleet sector ‘must act’ to safeguard plug-in van grant, trade body says

11/02/2020

The fleet sector must act now to safeguard the Plug-in Car and Van Grants, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) says.

Green energy - the linchpin of EV success

12/02/2020

Despite the UK’s charging infrastructure receiving a welcome boost in 2019, there exists a hum-drum of concern around electric vehicles, particularly over range anxiety and vehicle cost.

Vehicle remarketing companies face ‘charging crisis’ due to electric vehicles

12/02/2020

A potential ‘charging crisis’ could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) warns.

Paving the way for e-RCVS

24/02/2020

Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at SFS, comments on the impact of electric vehicles on the public sector and provides his outlook for all-EV municipal fleets.

First electric forecourt in a £1bn network to open this summer

11/03/2020

The first electric charging forecourt in a network of 100 similar sites is set to open this summer with the support of Braintree Council and Essex Council.

Council takes delivery of first EVs through zero carbon project

23/04/2020

Oxford City Council has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles as part of the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).

A third of fleet managers set to electrify UK fleets

22/05/2020

One in three UK fleet managers expect half of their company car fleet to be electric by 2025, a new survey has revealed.

Local authorities secure £2m ecargo bike fund

28/05/2020

A £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund from the has been shared by 18 local authorities across England.

Council to replace half its bin lorries with electric vehicles

03/06/2020

Manchester City Council has agreed to replace half its diesel bin lorries with new electric vehicles.

Warrington bids to become UK's first all-electric bus town

11/06/2020

Warrington Borough Council has applied to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town.

Electric cars becoming ‘attractive business proposition’

18/06/2020

Electric cars are becoming an attractive business proposition for high-mileage vehicle operators like Uber in key EU capitals, a new study reveals.

Leeds City Council purchases over 120 all-electric vans

18/06/2020

Leeds City Council has taken delivery of 122 Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 compact vans, some of which will be available to local businesses through the council’s EV trial scheme.

What does the future hold for the fleet sector?

23/06/2020

Future Fleet Forum always stimulates debate, and the round table discussion that took place before the conference saw manufacturers, policy makers, and local authority representatives from around the world share their thoughts on pressing industry issues from safety to skills. Lotte Debell reports.

Conwy becomes first Welsh council to switch to electric mowers

25/06/2020

Conwy County Borough Council has become the first council in Wales to upgrade their grass cutting fleet with electric mowers.

Trials of e-scooter rentals to be fast-tracked from this weekend

01/07/2020

Local authorities will start hosting the trial of rental e-scooters from this weekend to help ease the burden on public transport as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Winning bids revealed for ADEPT Live Labs SIMULATE programme

09/07/2020

The Government-funded ADEPT Smart Places Live-Lab programme has announced the 10 successful SMEs that will enter the SIMULATE incubator programme to trial air quality and mobility solutions in Staffordshire.

Electric vehicles will not solve 'transport carbon problem'

10/07/2020

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.

Mitie launches service to share electric vehicle expertise

15/07/2020

The facilities?management?and?professional services?company Mitie has launched a new service to share its electric vehicle expertise with fleet operators looking to switch to electric vehicles.

Major businesses call for all car and van sales to be electric by 2030

15/07/2020

A coalition of major businesses has called for all new car and van sales to be fully electric by 2030.

Wales moves closer to hosting UK’s first battery gigaplant

20/07/2020

The UK’s first battery gigaplant moves a step closer as manufacturer Britishvolt and the Welsh government sign a landmark memorandum of understanding.

ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford

20/07/2020

The first purpose built, fully integrated electric refuse collection vehicle built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.

Councils could 'save millions' with help of electric charger surgeries, company claims

22/07/2020

UK Power Networks says that local authorities could collectively save millions if they use the electricity company’s free advice surgeries when installing electric vehicle chargers.

SWARCO plans for five more EV charging points on its E.Connect Network

22/07/2020

SWARCO eVolt is set to add five more electric vehicle charging points on its E.Connect network at key locations across Basildon and Rochford to support the uptake of electric vehicles by local taxi fleets.

New transport model designed to anticipate EV uptake unveiled

22/07/2020

A new transport model designed to anticipate and map electric vehicle (EV) uptake across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales has been unveiled by electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.

e-Highways could ‘almost completely decarbonise UK road freight’, study says

27/07/2020

The UK could dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on e-Highways, a new white paper says.

One in three new cars sold globally to be electric by 2030

28/07/2020

A third of all new car sales worldwide will be electric by the end of the decade, according to Deloitte.

Investment company announces £50m agreement to buy over 100 EV charging stations

06/08/2020

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc (SEEIT) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Electric Vehicle Network Limited (EVN) to acquire 112 rapid and ultra-fast EV charging stations across the UK for £50m.

Birmingham council to roll out rapid charging network for electric vehicles

10/08/2020

Birmingham City Council has announced it will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the city from Autumn 2020.

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

11/08/2020

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.

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

11/08/2020

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

New scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries launched

12/08/2020

The recycling and sustainability company, First Mile, has introduced a new scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB), commonly found in electric scooters, bikes, cars and vans.

LEVC more than doubles its service and maintenance network

19/08/2020

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has significantly grown its authorised service and maintenance network by signing a partnership with one of the UK’s largest end-to-end fleet management companies, Rivus Fleet Solutions.

RVS and EMOSS join forces to re-power electric refuse vehicles

19/08/2020

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has signed an exclusive deal with Dutch electric powertrain developers EMOSS to repower refuse vehicles in the UK with an electric powertrain.

Over 500 new chargers per day needed to achieve zero emission car market

07/09/2020

A new survey has revealed that despite the billions that have been invested in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), UK buyers are still reluctant to buy them and hundreds more charge points are needed.

Highways England to invest £9m in EV ‘try before you buy’ scheme

09/09/2020

Highways England has announced that it is investing over £9m in a local government electric vehicle (EV) ‘try before you buy’ scheme as part of World EV day.

Fleets face issues created by ‘home working, home charging’ model

22/09/2020

Fleets need to work on issues arising from an emerging ‘home working, home charging’ model being created by the rise of electric vehicles and the effects of the coronavirus crisis, says FleetCheck.

Pandemic impacted public perception of EVs, report reveals

24/09/2020

The improvements in city air quality during lockdown appear to have had an impact on public perception and sales of electric vehicles (EV), according to a new report.

E-mobility through a 5G lens

28/09/2020

Kevin Hasley, chief commercial officer of network performance benchmarking firm RootMetrics, argues councils should view e-mobility through a 5G lens.

TMC launches service to support EV deployment

05/10/2020

TMC have launched TMC-e, a data-led service that takes the uncertainty out of going electric and provides tools to help businesses successfully deploy and manage electric vehicles.

By 2025 fleet will be registering 400,000 EVs each year, says BVRLA

06/10/2020

Over the next five years the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet industry will be registering 400,000 battery electric cars and vans each year, according to the BVRLA.

First-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire unveiled

13/10/2020

The first-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire has been unveiled in Leeds.

e-One electric refuse vehicle sells out on day one

15/10/2020

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric refuse truck and has been inundated with orders since launching its new electric repowering solution at a special two-day event this month.

Holyrood funding brings zero emission vehicles to council fleet

20/10/2020

Aberdeenshire Council has taken delivery of five new electric vehicles and two hydrogen vehicles.

UK's first trial of wireless electric van charging to start next year

28/10/2020

The UK's first wireless charging hub for light commercial vehicles will be installed in Edinburgh in early 2021.

LEVC announces start of production for new electric van

03/11/2020

LEVC has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5, which is manufactured in the company’s production plant in Ansty, Coventry, the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory.

Cambridgeshire councils take delivery of first all-electric bin lorry

03/11/2020

Two local authorities in Cambridgeshire have taken delivery of their first all-electric bin lorry as part of their drive to go green.

Edinburgh council buys all-electric sweeper

10/11/2020

A new, all-electric vehicle has joined the City of Edinburgh Council’s fleet of street sweepers.

The egg is hatching: The UK must improve its EV charging infrastructure

16/11/2020

Thus far 2020 has been a great year for electric vehicle (EV) sales. In April and May Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling model of car in the UK, whilst October figures show that despite an overall decrease in new car registrations of 1.6% year on year, sales in EVs increased dramatically across the board.

Data sharing between fleets and councils important for EV uptake, study says

16/11/2020

A new study has called for enhanced data sharing between fleets and local authorities in order to ensure the uptake of electric vehicles becomes a widespread reality.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution

18/11/2020

The prime minister has outlined a 10 point plan for a 'green industrial revolution' including bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030.

Telford & Wrekin Council buy six new electric vans

30/11/2020

Telford & Wrekin Council has made a further step on its journey to become carbon neutral by 2030 this week as six new electric vehicles join its fleet.

Gateshead council welcomes ‘futuristic’ electric bus fleet

30/11/2020

The North East’s first carbon-neutral fully electric bus fleet is being introduced onto the streets of Gateshead, the local authority has announced.

Islington first London borough to use purpose-built fully electric RCV

01/12/2020

Islington has become the first borough in London to use an innovative new purpose-built fully electric refuse collection truck.

Council adds custom-made electric vans to its fleet

11/12/2020

East Devon District Council is leasing seven custom-made electric vans to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Council successfully trials electric bin lorries

14/12/2020

Coventry City Council is hoping to add electric bin lorries to its fleet following a successful trial of the vehicles.

Electric bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham

23/12/2020

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first, the city council has announced.

Coventry and Oxford prepare to run UK’s first all-electric bus services

07/01/2021

Coventry and Oxford are set to receive up to £50m to help them become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services, the transport secretary has announced.

Electric refuse vehicles to help Stroud District Council become carbon neutral

14/01/2021

Stroud District Council’s (SDC) waste partner Ubico has trialled the e-One electric refuse vehicle from Gloucestershire-based supplier Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

Councils plan to install 35 on-street EV chargers each by 2025

20/01/2021

Councils are planning on installing just 35 on-street electric vehicle chargers each by 2025 on average, an investigation has revealed.

Redbridge Council lead the charge on greener travel with new EV fleet

25/01/2021

Redbridge Council has purchased 12 new electric vehicles which will be charged by the newly created rapid electric vehicle charging bays at the council’s Ley Street Depot.

Allstar adds 110 new chargepoints to EV network

03/02/2021

Allstar Business Solutions has added 110 new chargepoints to its electric vehicle (EV) network through its new partnership with Gronn Kontakt.

Dennis Eagle’s eCollect hits the streets

04/02/2021

The refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle, has launched the first electric RCV to be designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer. LAPV reports.

Cotswold DC takes delivery of first hybrid vehicle

09/02/2021

Cotswold District Council has taken delivery of its first hybrid vehicle as part of its commitment to use 100% clean energy by 2030.

Air quality to drive eRCV roll-out in 2021

18/02/2021

Dennis Eagle’s zero-emissions eCollect went into service in the UK last autumn. How did the decision to build an all-electric vehicle come about? LAPV reports.

Carlisle City Council uses electric van to combat ‘enviro-crimes’

22/02/2021

Carlisle City Council is using a new electric van to drive forward an eco-friendly way to combat littering and other enviro-crimes.

EV consumer association launches public charging survey

24/02/2021

EVA England has launched a drivers’ survey to improve confidence in the electric vehicle public charging experience.

Nottingham residents name city’s two new electric bin lorries

01/03/2021

Nottingham residents have named their city’s two new electric bin lorries in a public poll.

City Corporation to become first UK authority to run fully electric refuse truck fleet

04/03/2021

The City of London Corporation will become the first UK governing body to run a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles following recent successful trials of the new technology.

Veolia trials innovative electric tricycles in Westminster

15/03/2021

The resource management company Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, is trialling two electric pedal tricycles specially designed for on-street waste collection.

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet

17/03/2021

The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has unveiled its new fleet of electric waste and recycling collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance vehicles.

Government announces £54m to create next generation electric trucks

22/03/2021

The Government has announced that £54m of funding will be made available to create the next generation of electric trucks and hydrogen-powered buses.

Coventry gets go-ahead for all-electric buses

24/03/2021

Coventry is set to become the UK’s first All Electric Bus City after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) backed the project.

Meritor consortium awarded £15.9m to develop UK’s low carbon capability

26/03/2021

Meritor today announced that it is the recipient of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Core Competition Program in the UK to partially fund the design and development of Meritor’s 17Xe™ electric powertrain system for heavy-duty electric trucks and buses equipped with a single drive axle.

Minister announces £30m to boost battery and hydrogen technology

30/03/2021

The Government has announced over £30m of investment in battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles.

Over two thirds of cars and LCVs could be replaced by EVs, study reveals

30/03/2021

More than two thirds of cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) currently being used commercially in the UK could be replaced by electric models, new research reveals.

Westminster showcases upcycled electric refuse collection vehicle

01/04/2021

Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the ‘SMMT Electrified 2021’ parade in central London.

Aebi Schmidt swings into action with its electric eSwingo

07/04/2021

Aebi Schmidt has launched its first all-electric sweeper, the eSwingo 200+, which has been taken up by – among others – Southampton City Council. LAPV has the details.

Doncaster Council continues its drive to support a fleet of electric vehicles

08/04/2021

Plans for a new 20 space car park to support the council’s 100% electric vehicles have been approved at Planning Committee.

UK's largest fleet of electric waste vehicles rolled out in Manchester

14/04/2021

Manchester City Council and Biffa have together launched 27 brand-new zero emissions refuse collection vehicles as part of the local authority’s effort to tackle air pollution.

Dundee gets Scotland’s first eCollects and orders more

16/04/2021

After taking delivery of the first two eCollects in Scotland earlier this year, Dundee City Council has ordered four more of the eRCVs.

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