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New electric bin lorry takes to the streets of North Northants


A new electric powered lorry will be used to collect waste in the local area as North Northamptonshire Council continues its work to become carbon neutral.

Surrey installs pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub


Surrey County Council has installed a pop-up solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub.

Tidenham residents welcome new e-van


Residents of Tidenham parish are celebrating the launch of a new electric van which is enabling residents to make local journeys that are cost free and less harmful to the environment.

McCann adds three new Mercedes eVito vans to fleet


National infrastructure solutions firm McCann has added three new Mercedes eVito vans to its ever-expanding fleet of company cars, vans, trucks and plant.

Council leads charge point installations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire


Nottingham City Council is leading a programme installing charge points across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region to encourage public sector bodies to use electric vehicles (EV).

Edinburgh launches charging bays for electric car club


The City of Edinburgh Council is rolling out 72 electric charging bays to be used by its car club provider.

Brighton adds new EVs to fleet


Four electric heavy goods vehicles have joined Brighton and Hove City Council’s refuse and recycling service.

North Norfolk trials electric pool vehicles


North Norfolk District Council is piloting two electric pool vehicles to reduce its business travel emissions.

E-cargo bikes take to Bournemouth seafront


Two new pedal assist e-cargo vehicles are being used to restock catering outlets and public toilets along the coast in Bournemouth and Poole.

St Helens expands its electric fleet


St Helens Borough Council has procured 32 new electric vehicles (EVs).

Serco trials EVs in three Hampshire councils


Public services provider Serco is trialling refurbished electric vehicles (EV) across Basingstoke and Deane, Rushmoor, and Hart councils.

New fleet of zero emission buses set to arrive on Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight Council and Southern Vectis have been successful in their bid for funding that will see a new fleet of 22 zero emission buses arrive on the Island.

Progress stalls on EV charge points


Many local authorities have fallen significantly behind on their electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plans, new research has found.

Council leader welcomes £4bn EV battery factory


The leader of Somerset Council has welcomed the confirmation that Bridgwater in Somerset will be the location of a new £4bn electric vehicle (EV) battery factory, expected to generate around 4,000 jobs.

Council maintenance fleet to go electric


Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is looking to replace its maintenance fleet with electric vehicles.

New electric vehicles to clean up Wood Green


Electric-powered equipment will soon be cleaning the streets of Wood Green, Haringey Council and resource management firm Veolia have announced.

Brent rolls out new electric vehicles


Brent Council is rolling out nine electric collection and street cleansing vehicles in partnership with Veolia.

Major new Oxford electric bus fleet launches


The first of 159 electric buses have gone into service as part of a £82.5m project run by Oxfordshire County Council in partnership bus operators.

Veolia completes ‘pioneering’ RCV vehicle-to-grid trial


The batteries in two bin lorries powered 110 households for more than two hours in a ‘pioneering’ application of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Hertfordshire to introduce first electric buses


Hertfordshire County Council and bus operator Uno have agreed a deal to phase out part of their diesel fleet and introduce 27 new electric buses.

£150k charging investment to support Hull’s EV transition


Hull City Council has announced that it will invest £150,000 in new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

New EV charge bays in first-of-kind partnership


The first on-street electric vehicle charging bays as part of a collaboration with Uber and charge point provider Zest have been launched in Brent.

Warwickshire Libraries unveils first electric vehicle


Warwickshire County Council has introduced an electric van to its home library service fleet.

Salisbury adds four new electric vans to fleet


Salisbury City Council has announced that they have added four new electric vans to their fleet of vehicles.

Wolverhampton welcomes new electric minibus


The school run in Wolverhampton just got greener thanks to a new electric minibus operated by the city council.

Autumn Statement: Planning system to prioritise EV charging


The Autumn Statement gave a major boost to the electric vehicle (EV) market with £2bn of investment and a pledge to reform the planning system to prioritise the roll-out of charge points.

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.

New electric excavator for Wolverhampton


City of Wolverhampton Council has taken delivery of a new electric mini excavator to replace its old diesel version.

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.

Jack Whitehall explains Lunaz’s upcycled EVs


Comedian Jack Whitehall has presented a new video which explains how clean-technology firm Lunaz creates upcycled electric vehicles.

Bedford procures eight Schmidt sweepers


Bedford Borough Council has purchased eight sweepers from Aebi Schmidt.

Reading adds to EV fleet with road line marking machine


Reading Borough Council has announced an ‘innovative’ fully electric road line marking machine.

Powering up local infrastructure


Thomas McLennan, head of policy and public affairs, BVRLA looks at how local authorities can help develop fleet friendly electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Hull takes delivery of eight electric cars


The acquisition of eight new electric cars will help Hull City Council reduce its carbon footprint, the local authority has said.

Number of ultra-rapid charging hubs doubles in year


Charge-point mapping service Zapmap has published statistics on the UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which shows there were almost 50,000 installed public charging devices as of September 2023.

County areas behind on EV charging


The number of publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charge points in England’s county and rural areas lags ‘far behind’ major towns and cities, according to a report.

Somerset council invests in eight electric vans


Bath & North East Somerset Council has invested in eight electric vans as part of its new fleet of vehicles used for highway maintenance.

Kingston secures electric fleet in ‘huge milestone for climate action’


Kingston Council is rolling out electric recycling and refuse collection vehicles in partnership with Veolia.

Cornwall exceeds EV charger installation target


Cornwall has installed 184 electric vehicle charge points as part of a plan aimed to improve coverage in rural parts of the county.

Westminster’s electric dreams


Westminster City Council and Veolia have launched the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet. LAPV visited the local authority’s new depot to find out more.

First electric trucks for Peterborough City Council


Peterborough City Council has taken delivery of its first electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).

Elmbridge boosts community EV charging


A Surrey authority is installing 25 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across eight council-owned sites.

Biffa places order with Lunaz to convert 10 diesel trucks


Waste management company Biffa has placed an initial order with Lunaz to convert 10 of its diesel refuse trucks to clean-air electric powertrains.

Green Machines take to the streets of West Oxfordshire


The job of keeping the towns of Carterton and Woodstock clean will be greener following the purchase of two new fully electric street sweepers by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Penzance Council moves to electric fleet


Penzance Council has adopted a range of electric vehicles (EVs) to help it deliver street weeding services and playground maintenance.

Webfleet and VEV announce partnership to optimise fleet electrification


Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, has entered into a partnership with new e-fleet solutions provider VEV to accelerate commercial EV fleet adoption.

Telford & Wrekin introduces EV library van


Telford & Wrekin Libraries has launched a new electric book delivery van.

MPs launch electric vehicle (EV) inquiry


An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has today been launched to help the Government better understand how the UK will reach net zero.

Webfleet sets new Guinness World Record for electric van range


Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, has smashed the Guinness World Records title for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge.

Horsham adds two electric sweepers to fleet


Horsham District Council has updated its street cleansing fleet with two electric sweepers, which replace diesel versions.

Council installs EV chargers across Scottish Highlands


Highland Council said the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the region has enabled it to make significant progress in decarbonising its fleet and responding to the climate emergency.

Basildon Council and NRG Riverside roll out first fully electric food waste collection fleet


NRG Riverside has delivered seven fully electric food waste trucks to Basildon Borough Council as part of an innovative contract hire agreement.

Cheshire West and Chester Council introduces electric mobile library


Cheshire West and Chester Council has replaced its mobile library vehicle with an electric version.

Durham expands electric vehicle fleet


Durham County Council has added 29 new electric vehicles to its fleet as part of its vehicle replacement programme.

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.

Work begins on ‘world-leading’ electric charging hub in Oxford


Work has begun to install one of the biggest electric charging hubs in the UK, which will be located at the depot of Go-Ahead Group’s Oxford Bus Company.

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.

Grundon unveils first eRCVs powered by waste


Grundon Waste Management has unveiled its first electric waste collection vehicles powered directly by electricity generated from customer waste.

Thousands more green buses needed to reach net zero


More than 5,800 extra green buses are needed in England by 2030 to reach net zero and support the levelling up agenda, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

EV technician shortage creating postcode lottery


A new analysis has revealed that the shortage of technicians who are qualified to work on electric vehicles has created a postcode lottery that could undermine consumer confidence.

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.

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.

First Buckinghamshire bin lorry set to go fully electric


The first Buckinghamshire bin lorry to become fully electric will begin its up-cycling and electrification process as part of a new partnership between Buckinghamshire Council and Lunaz.

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.

Ashcourt Group rolls out its first fully electric skip loaders


The Ashcourt Group UK has taken delivery of its first two fully electric 18 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide skip loaders.

Electra launches the UK's first compact 12.5-tonne electric waste fleet platform


Electra Commercial Vehicles, the zero-emissions OEM based in Lancashire, has launched its all-new, 12.5-tonne eCargo, electric waste vehicle platform.

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.

Biffa teams up with Lunaz to electrify fleet


Biffa and the vehicle electrification and upcycling business Lunaz have teamed up to convert one of Britain’s largest fleet of bin lorries to electric – a move that received a thumbs up from David Beckham.

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.

Council welcomes Jaguar’s all-electric facility


Knowsley Council has welcomed a decision by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to convert its production plant in Merseyside into the firm's first all-electric facility.

New electric minibus arrives in Islington


Islington Council has welcomed a new electric minibus to its accessible community transport fleet.

Hackney Council to roll-out 2,500 chargers


Hackney Council has signed a contract with charging infrastructure provider Zest to provide and operate its charge point roll-out of 2,500 fast and slow chargers.

Council adds insured vehicles to electric van trial


Sheffield Council is introducing fully insured vehicles as part of its popular electric van trial.

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.

Somerset West and Taunton welcomes new van fleet


A new fleet of vans, featuring the latest electric and next generation diesel vehicles, has arrived at Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) this month as part of the council’s plans to transition to sustainable vehicle technology.

Rotherham Council set to buy 64 EVs in fleet ‘refresh’


Rotherham Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans to commit to buy 64 new electric vehicles as part of the next stage of the vehicle fleet refresh.

Council goes green to sweep the streets clean


Test Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of three new electric powered pedestrian sweepers as part of the local authority’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

EV streets for all


Dr Chao Long, a researcher at Cranfield University, argues that local government urgently needs data on EV use in order to avoid mistakes around funding.

Council adds green pedal power to StreetCare fleet


Cheshire West and Chester Council’s StreetCare Service has added two e-cargo bikes to its fleet.

Liberty Charge and Brentwood council roll out rapid charging infrastructure


Liberty Charge, the electric vehicle (EV) charge point operator (CPO), is working with Brentwood Borough Council to roll out fast and rapid charging infrastructure for local residents.

Multi-million-pound grant delivers over 117 electric buses


A £25m Government grant has supported the production of 117 new British-made zero emission electric buses.

Fuel costs top challenge to fleet operators, poll finds


A survey of fleet operators has revealed that rising fuel costs, disruption due to the impact of COVID-19, and supply chain pressure, are the top challenges they currently face.

Charge point roll out gets £56m cash injection


Sixteen local authorities are set to benefit from a £56m injection of cash aimed at driving forward the roll out of thousands of new electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

Council announces £500,000 boost to improve air quality


Blaby District Council has received more than half a million pounds to help reduce harmful vehicle emissions under the banner of Let’s Go Electric.

Brighton & Hove depot ‘transformed’ with over £390k boost


Electric vehicle charging capabilities at Brighton & Hove City Council’s Hollingdean depot have been ‘transformed’ by a £392,000 investment from the Carbon Neutral Fund, according to the council.

Second Renault E-Tech refuse truck leaves RHCV’s depot


The second Renault E-Tech D Wide 26-tonne refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) for CTS Hire has left RH Commercial Vehicles’ (RHCV) depot. The truck is the second of two vehicles for their hire fleet.

South Tyneside first to hire electric bin lorry


South Tyneside Council has become the first local authority in the country to hire an electric refuse vehicle of this type, from CTS Hire, on a short-term arrangement.

EV fleet specialists Zenobe open Innovation Centre


Electric vehicle (EV) fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobe today welcomed Penny Mordaunt MP to open its brand-new Innovation Centre in Portsmouth.

Connected EVs annually save fleets 15 tonnes of CO2


A new analysis has revealed that European fleets using electric vehicles (EVs) have cut their carbon emissions by more than 15 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year.

Wolverhampton launches four electric cleaning vehicles


The city of Wolverhampton will now be both clean and green thanks to a quartet of zero emission road sweepers.

Council’s £8m EV programme branded a ‘fiasco’


City of York Council’s electric vehicle (EV) programme has been branded a ‘fiasco’ after it spent £8m on a fleet of electric vehicles without having the right charging infrastructure in place.

Britain faces EV mechanic shortage


Britain will run out of mechanics to service the growing number of electric vehicles on its roads by the end of the decade, a think-tank has warned.

Norfolk fire service first to adopt electric cars


Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has become the first fire service in the country to move to a fleet of electric emergency response cars.

Online hub to help councils with charge point roll out launched


A new online resource to help local authorities navigate the roll out of electric vehicle charging points has been launched.

Council grants planning permission for Europe’s largest lithium refinery


Planning permission has been granted to develop Europe’s largest lithium hydroxide refinery in Teesside, a move aimed at boosting the burgeoning electric vehicle battery industry.

Nottingham council set to launch fleet of 700 e-bikes


A fleet of over 700 electric bikes are set to hit the streets of Nottingham next Spring, the city council has confirmed.

Coventry set to become UK’s first all-electric bus city with £150m investment


A £150m project to create the UK’s first all-electric bus city by 2025 has taken a major step forward with 50 new greener buses on the streets of Coventry.

West Sussex Chargepoint Network secures £1.8m funding boost


West Sussex County Council has welcomed government funding of up to £1.8m to help fund 450 on-street chargepoints and 100 in public car parks.

Top local authorities for boosting public charging provision named in new research


Welwyn Hatfield in Hertfordshire is the best performing local authority in terms of recording the highest percentage growth in public charging provision per 100,000 people, according to new research.

The North needs 470 electric charge points per week by 2025, new analysis reveals


Up to 470 electric vehicle charge points per week must be installed across the North by 2030 to meet decarbonisation ambitions, a new report has said.

EVs energise new car market


The UK new car market recorded a third month of growth in October, with registrations rising by more than a quarter (26.4%) thanks in large part to hybrid and battery electric vehicles, new figures reveal.

ODS charges EVs for nearly 300 days, data reveals


New data has revealed that electric vehicles (EV) owned by Oxford Direct Services (ODS) have been charged for 7,185 hours over a one-year period – equal to 299 days in total.

Wakefield set to spend £5m on zero emission vehicles


Wakefield Council is set to replace petrol and diesel cars and vans with electric vehicles in a bid to reduce the local authority’s carbon emissions.

Electra and Guest Truck & Van announce sales distribution agreement


Zero-emission HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles and Guest Truck & Van have signed a sales distribution agreement, which sees Electra's trucks becoming a standard element of the distributor's product offering.

Nottingham council celebrates £34m electric bus investment


Nottingham City Transport’s first zero-emission electric single deck buses will soon hit the city’s streets thanks to a multi-million-pound investment by the transport operator.

Upcycled eRCV passes hill-climb test


Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT) has finalised the hill-climb component of an extensive testing programme of its Upcycled Electric Vehicles (UEVs) at the test and development facility, Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, UK.

Eco-friendly cleaning machines roll into Hounslow’s estates


Hounslow Council have added four new Glutton H2O cleaning machines to the estate management fleet.

CTS Hire adds two Renault Trucks eRCVs to fleet


Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has joined forces with RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) to add two brand new all-electric Renault Trucks 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles (eRCV’s) to its rental fleet.

Council launches longest electric circular bus route


Leicester City Council has launched the UK’s longest electric circular bus route, which is the fifth new service to be launched using the new council-owned electric buses.

County council takes further steps towards fleet electrification


Gloucestershire County Council has installed its first charging points and taken delivery of six new electric vehicles.

Renault Trucks supplies UK’s first electric skip transporter trucks


Waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has begun zero tailpipe emissions skips services with the UK’s first 100% electric skip transporter trucks.

Veolia rolls out fleet of e-street cleansing bikes


Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, have rolled out their new fleet of electric street cleansing bikes in time for World EV Day.

Cost to use public charge points up over 40%


The cost to charge an electric car on a pay-as-you-go basis at a publicly accessible ‘rapid’ charger has increased by 42%, the RAC reports.

Glasgow and Aberdeen to get new electric buses


First Bus Scotland is to spend £35m on 74 new electric buses and infrastructure, taking emission free buses in Aberdeen to more than 50% of the city’s fleet.

Nottingham orders seven electric eSwingos


Nottingham City Council has ordered seven fully electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt as it works towards its target of becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral city.

Go-Ahead launches new Voltra electric buses in North East


Go-Ahead’s largest electric bus operator, Go-North East, has taken delivery of nine Voltra electric buses to expand its fully electric bus fleet in the North East region.

First Bus places UK’s largest ever electric bus order


First Bus has placed one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) bus orders following successful bids with local authorities to a Government scheme aimed at promoting the roll-out of zero emission buses.

Renault Trucks named Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector Lead for World EV Day


Renault Trucks has welcomed the announcement that they will be Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector Lead for World EV Day 2022.

Drivers 'crying out' for chargers close to home


Research by the AA has revealed huge gaps across the UK where there is little to no residential on-street electric vehicle charging, with government schemes making limited progress.

Exeter’s solar farm ready to power electric fleet


Exeter’s solar farm and battery storage facility will soon be powering the city’s electric fleet of vehicles, the local authority has announced.

Bywaters’ first eCollect starts work in Central London


Independent waste management company Bywaters has put its first eCollect to work on collection rounds in Central London as it begins its journey towards acquiring an all-electric fleet of collection vehicles.

Welsh council to invest in a bigger green fleet


Swansea Council is pushing ahead with its plans to operate a whole new generation of electric vehicles.

Warwick and Stratford district councils take delivery of 33 new bin lorries


A new fleet of 33 Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) has been put to work in the very neighbourhood in which they were built, the manufacturer has announced.

Birmingham trials first all-electric eCollect


Birmingham City Council is trialling its first eCollect in a bid to combat climate change and air pollution.

Rising fuel crisis could spark flame for EV demand


The ever increasing price of petrol and diesel is putting fleet operators under a lot of pressure. Ramsy Labassi, marketing manager, Bradshaw Electric Vehicles argues that this could lead to an increase in the demand for electric utility vehicles. LAPV reports.

Wakefield Council trials electric bin wagon


Wakefield Council is trialling an electric bin wagon over the next 12 months to assess and understand its performance in different scenarios.

Council to trial eco-friendly recycling vehicle


St Albans City and District Council and its waste contractor Veolia are trialling an eco-friendly recycling vehicle with high-tech safety equipment.

Gloucestershire council to roll out 1,000 EV chargers


Gloucestershire County Council is moving forward with plans to install 1,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points over the next three years.

Oxford opens one of Europe’s most powerful EV charging hubs


Oxford City Council and partners today officially opened what is billed as Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub.

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.

Magtec leads over £3m project to turbo-charge take-up of zero emission trucks


Magtec, the designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, is heading a Government-backed project to accelerate the adoption of zero emission trucks for NHS Wales and to support uptake across the UK.

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.

Enfield Council finalises order for electric Renault bin lorries


Enfield Council has finalised an order for its first four fully electric Renault Trucks E-Tech D26T Low Entry Cab refuse trucks which are due to go into operation later this year.

Conwy gets Wales' first electric recycling truck


Wales’ first electric powered recycling truck has joined Conwy County Borough Council’s fleet of vehicles.

Plug-in grant comes to an end


The Government is today closing the plug-in grant for cars and says the focus will now be on expanding the public charge point network.

District council ‘swept away’ by electric sweeper trial


Blaby District Council has said it was left ‘very impressed’ after a successful trial of an electric road sweeper.

The unique challenges to electrifying the coach sector


Steven Meersman, co-founder and director of Zenobe, looks at the challenges to electrifying the coach sector – and how to overcome them.

Dennis Eagle launch smaller all-electric eCollect for urban rounds


A new model of the all-electric eCollect refuse collection vehicle designed for collection rounds in urban areas has been launched by Dennis Eagle.

Automotive industry calls for electric ‘van plan’


More than half of van owners say they are discouraged from switching to an electric van due to a lack of charge point infrastructure, according to new research.

Barnsley council approves decision to buy £450,000 electric bin lorry


Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the purchase of a new fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) as part of its fleet replacement programme.

Somerset council launches new funding round for EV charge points


Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council has launched a new round of grant funding to support the installation of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) across the district.?

Robo Street Sweeper takes to the roads


Chinese autonomous vehicle company WeRide is running a huge road test of its Robo Street Sweeper, the country’s first mass-produced and purpose-built self-driving sweeper.

DfT spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers


An analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) figures has revealed that public money spent on installing off-street residential electric vehicle (EV) chargers is over 15 times what has been spent on public on-street residential chargers.

Brighton & Hove to vote on over £2m electric side-loading RCV purchase


Brighton & Hove City Council will be voting this week on plans to procure four electric powered side-loading RCVs worth £2.4m.

Anglesey trials new electric vehicles for recycling collections


Anglesey Council is supporting the future development of electric recycling collection vehicles across the UK as it steps up its own efforts to become net zero by 2030.

Electric vehicle charging contractor appointed by Wealden


Wealden District Council has appointed a provider to boost public electric vehicle charging availability in the district.

April sees record increase in electric vehicle chargers


Last month saw a record number of new charging devices installed across the UK bringing the total number of charge points to over 30,000.

City council invites businesses to test-drive electric vans


Nottingham City Council is inviting businesses to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial.

Isle of Wight Council to pilot e-cargo bikes


Electric cargo bikes will be used in a two-month pilot scheme by the Isle of Wight Council for its internal mail runs.

St Helens council’s fleet modernisation to save carbon and money


A plan to replace ageing council vehicles with modern and electric alternatives will save money and cut emissions by nearly 100 tonnes every year, says St Helens Borough Council.

Vast majority of EV drivers use public chargers


The majority of electric vehicle (EV) drivers use public charge points with 40% using them once a week, a new survey has revealed.

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.

Second RVS Dennis Twin Pack electric conversion hits the road in Islington


Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle to Islington Council.

West Yorkshire’s charge point journey


Local authorities thinking about making the transition to electric fleets require reliable EV charging infrastructure. EQUANS EV Solutions and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have been working together to deliver just that. LAPV reports.

Oxfordshire councils trial first electric refuse truck


Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks.

DfT launches ZEV mandate consultation


The Government has launched a consultation on the design of the UK’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate for cars and vans.

Solar system supports council's fleet electrification journey


Bassetlaw District Council is one step closer to being able to transition its fleet to electric vehicles (EV) thanks to the installation of its new charging points.

Only a quarter of councils published EV strategies


Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published electric vehicle (EV) transition strategies, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed.

A springboard for action


Neil Isaacson, CEO of public charge point operator Liberty Charge, discusses why the Government’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy is an important step in the right direction, and where it can go even further to support the immediate action required of local authorities.

Carbon cutting fuels trialled by FCC Environment in Wychavon


New ways to power street cleaning and waste and recycling collection vehicles are being trialled in Wychavon as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions.

New EV charge point pilot launched


Flowbird Smart City UK has completed its first local authority electric vehicle (EV) charge point pilot project for Wokingham Borough Council.

Ratio of public chargers to EVs ‘rapidly deteriorated’


The ratio of public standard chargers to electric vehicles has ‘rapidly deteriorated’, the automotive industry has warned.

Industry leaders call for ‘step change’ in EV charger roll-out


Industry leaders have called for a ‘step change’ in the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging roll-out to deliver the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

New fast electric vehicle charging points unveiled in Sunderland


Electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in Sunderland have been given a boost with the unveiling of new fast EV charging points.

Clean air zones creating North/South electric vehicle divide


The roll-out of clean air zones by councils is creating a dramatic North/South divide when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) take-up, new figures suggest.

Veolia announces launch of Kingston Council's first fully electric collection fleet


Kingston Council has approved Veolia’s proposal to introduce a fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles (eRCVs), which will take to Kingston’s streets in the autumn.

Council’s first electric vehicle hits the road


Mansfield District Council’s first electric vehicle has hit the road as part of its ambition to be a carbon neutral authority by 2040.

Waltham Forest Council announces new plans for EV charge point roll out


Electric vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure in Waltham Forest is set for a boost with the installation of new on-street charge points, owned and operated by Liberty Charge and delivered via its sister company Virgin Media O2.

Green deliveries for meals on wheels in Wolverhampton


Meals on Wheels customers in Wolverhampton will soon be getting their food delivered via zero emission electric vans after the council took delivery of nine brand new vehicles.

Britain's first Zero Emission Zone pilot goes live


Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) has begun today in Oxford in an effort to tackle toxic air pollution in the city.

New guide launched to help councils deliver charging points


Local authorities are being urged to do more to ensure electric vehicle users have easy access to a reliable charge point in their area.

Harrow Council welcomes first electric sweeper


The first fully electric street sweeper has joined Harrow Council’s fleet in another step forward for the authority’s carbon neutral pledge.

Ipswich council takes delivery of 50th electric vehicle


Ipswich Borough Council has taken delivery of its fiftieth electric vehicle (EV), which means that more than half the council’s fleet of vehicles are now zero emission or low emission vehicles.

Government needs to ‘level up’ charging infrastructure


Government needs to ‘level up’ the public charge point picture, says Fleet Evolution founder and managing director, Andrew Leech.

Automotive industry calls for mandated targets to boost EV infrastructure


The UK automotive industry has called for mandated targets for the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure supported by ring-fenced funding for local authorities.

Swale council trials first electric RCV


The residents of Swale have been able to witness the borough's first electric refuse collection vehicle collecting their refuse, recycling and garden waste.

Government urged to ‘level up’ public charge point infrastructure


The Government has been urged to ‘level up’ charge point infrastructure after reports that the London Borough of Westminster has more public charge points than six major UK cities combined.

Council-owned bus company welcomes new fleet of zero-emission buses


Council-owned bus company Cardiff Bus has taken delivery of a new fleet of 36 Yutong E12 zero-emission single-decker buses as the operator strives to reduce its carbon emissions.

Wolverhampton council takes delivery of two electric vans


City of Wolverhampton Council has taken delivery of two zero-emission, electric vans heralding the start of plans to replace all polluting vehicles from its fleet with green alternatives.

RAC launches all-electric patrol van


The RAC is the first major roadside assistance company in the UK to begin using an electric patrol vehicle to attend breakdowns.

Electric car owners face different regional costs when using council-owned chargers


Drivers in the South are being charged over a quarter (28%) more to charge their electric cars using council-owned chargers than those in the North, new research has revealed.

Islington drivers convert to eRCVs


LAPV caught up with Neil Spence, supervisor and driver for Islington Council, and Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) managing director Spencer Law to learn more about RCV conversions.

County welcomes Government backing for Blyth's gigafactory


The Government has backed the creation of the UK's first full-scale gigaplant in Blyth Northumberland.

Coventry set to welcome 130 zero-emission double decker buses


A fleet of 130 zero-emission double decker buses will be introduced next year as part of a £140m project to make Coventry the UK’s first all-electric bus city.

eBikes come to Manchester as city-wide scheme launches


A fleet of electric cargo bikes and trailers is to be launched in Manchester offering residents a green alternative to cars.

Veolia announces its first electric vehicle battery recycling plant in UK


Resource management company Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK’s end of life electric vehicle batteries by 2024.

BCP Council takes delivery of four new electric RCVs


Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are benefitting from cleaner air, as four new electric refuse vehicles are now collecting waste across the conurbation.

EV loans let Durham businesses try before they buy


Small businesses in County Durham are being invited by the council to borrow an electric van, to experience for themselves the benefits of going green.

Government criticised for plug-in grant cut


The Government is facing criticism for its decision to cut the plug-in car and van grant by up to £1,000 and change the eligibility criteria.

Kirklees Council set to approve over £6m fleet revamp


Kirklees Council’s cabinet is set to approve an investment of £6.25m to bring in new high-tech fleet vehicles and take a significant step towards the greening of the council’s fleet.

Lighter vehicles contribute to ‘climate goals’


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

Argyll and Bute Council launches electric charger consultation


Argyll and Bute Council has launched a consultation which seeks the views of residents on where to position future electric vehicle chargers.

Charge point deployment struggling to keep up with EV sales


The ratio of vehicle charge points to plug-in cars deteriorated by nearly a third in 2020, new data shows.

Havant introduces two new electric cleaning machines


Havant Borough Council and Norse South East have introduced two new electric cleaning machines that will be used for sweeping and cleaning pavements.

Council unveils ambitious plan to convert fleet to electric power


Buckinghamshire Council has announced it will be working to convert its vehicle fleet to zero emission, electric power in partnership with Silverstone-based company Lunaz.

Birmingham agrees 12-year electric vehicle strategy


A 12-year electric vehicle strategy has been agreed by Birmingham City Council to deliver more than 3,000 electric vehicle charge-points.

Council to launch fleet of electric cargo bikes


Salford City Council has announced plans for a fleet of electric cargo bikes next year to encourage more green deliveries across the city.

Counties warn of a 'chasm' in electric vehicle chargers


There are more publicly available charging points in London than in England's counties combined, new analysis has shown.

Derry to have zero-emission bus fleet by 2023


Derry will become one of the first cities in the UK and Ireland to have a fully zero emission bus fleet after receiving a £30m funding boost.

Two thirds of local authorities have no EV charging plans, research finds


Two thirds of local authorities have no plans in place to install electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs), research has revealed.

Council plans to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030


Leicester City Council has set out how it plans to have an entirely electric fleet of buses by 2030.

Over 50% of councils spent nothing on EV chargers in 2021


Over half of the UK’s local authorities spent nothing on electric vehicle charge points in the last 12 months, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Chancellor confirms £9.5m funding to electrify Kent CC’s Fastrack fleet


Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed as part of the spending review that £9.5m will be awarded to Kent County Council from the Department for Transport’s ZEBRA fund.

Southampton City Council sees electrifying results from eSwingo


Southampton City Council is seeing electrifying results from its fleet of four new all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK which are making a vital contribution to meeting the Council’s environmental objectives under its Greener City Charter.

Go-Ahead Group calls for bus decarbonisation roadmap


One of Britain’s largest bus operators has welcomed news of funding for transport schemes in the Autumn Budget but urges a clear roadmap for decarbonisation of the national bus fleet.

Government ‘must step in’ to deliver on 4,000 zero-emission buses promise


A transport charity is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as figures reveal only a tiny proportion of buses on the road are currently electric.

Government criticised for ‘slow progress’ in zero-emissions buses rollout


The UK’s three bus manufacturers today joined forces to urge the Government to speed up its rollout of 4,000 UK-made zero-emissions buses, ‘parking the bus’ in Westminster to drive home the point.

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.

RVS delivers first-ever twin pack electric conversion to Islington Council


Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has delivered the world's first-ever refurbished and repowered twin pack refuse vehicle to Islington Council, marking a revolutionising breakthrough in the waste industry.

BEV sales overtake PHEV sales for the first time


The total number of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the roads has overtaken the number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models for the first time, a new analysis has revealed.

North East Lincolnshire mayor goes electric


The mayor of North East Lincolnshire Council is paving the way for a greener borough with a new electric car.

Wates introduces first fleet of electric vehicles


Wates Property Services has taken delivery of its first fleet of electric commercial vehicles as part of its effort to eliminate waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.

Westminster City Council and Veolia unveil 60 strong electric fleet


Westminster City Council and Veolia have unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and upcycled electric vehicles.

Free online tool to boost chargepoint installations launched


SP Energy Networks has announced the official launch of the Charge Project’s ConnectMore Interactive Map (CIM).

World’s most advanced digital twin helping to predict EV battery lifespan


A research programme has managed to create and trial the world’s most advanced ‘digital twins’ of real EV batteries, capable of predicting battery lifetime.

Council set to discuss £500,000 loan to support EV battery production


Coventry City Council is to discuss a £500,000 loan to help the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) take on new business.

Reading council unveils first fully electric RCV in Berkshire


The first fully electric waste collection vehicle in Berkshire has been unveiled by Reading Borough Council this week.

Electra commences build of its first hydrogen-electric HGV commercial vehicle range


Blackburn-based electric HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles Ltd has placed its first order for a HyRange® system from German/English manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH for its prototype electric hydrogen commercial vehicle range.

Global traffic technology group announces SWARCO Smart Charging


SWARCO, the global traffic technology group, has launched SWARCO Smart Charging, a dedicated business aimed at addressing the electric vehicle charging needs of customers, including those within local authorities.

Leicester’s green buses get Blues’ names ahead of Wembley trip


A fleet of electric buses that have brought cleaner, greener travel to Leicester are now bearing the names of the players who helped win the FA Cup for the city for the first time.

First rural electric bin lorries trialled in Scotland


SP Energy Networks is piloting Scotland’s first rural all-electric refuse vehicles in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council as the region works towards achieving its 2025 net zero emissions target.

How to plan the right EV infrastructure for your local authority


Asif Ghafoor, part of the team working to deliver Greater Manchester’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, shares practical advice for local authorities on how to plan an effective network.

Enfield Council’s small van fleet is going all-electric


Enfield Council has announced that their entire small van fleet is going electric to help the council reach its climate action targets.

Portsmouth CC leases five new electric vans


Portsmouth City Council has leased five new electric vehicles for its clean and green team.

RVS delivers first electric conversion vehicle for Paper Round


Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its very own fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS) as part of its effort to transform the future of resource management.

Islington welcomes first fully electric cage tippers


Islington Council today announced the arrival of the borough’s first fully electric cage tippers, as work to fully electrify the council’s fleet of vehicles continues.

Charging Forward: tackling the UK’s electric car charging deserts


Greg Archer, the director of Transport & Environment, looks at what councils should do to bring an end to the postcode lottery in charging infrastructure.

NEVS: maintaining the course towards electrification


Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS) is leading the way when it comes to EV maintenance. LAPV finds out more about what is believed to be the first council-run, ULEV-exclusive workshop to be operational in the UK.

Should you be purchasing electric vehicles now?


Phil Clifford discusses the calculations behind the decision to go electric.

Cleaning up the Square Mile


The City of London Corporation is running a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles as part of the effort to tackle air pollution in the capital. LAPV learns more about the City Corporation’s journey.

First shortlist unveiled for £120m zero emission buses funding


The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced its first shortlist from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, providing £120m to support the roll-out of zero emission buses across England.

ODS expands its electric vehicle fleet


Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fleet, which means that over 15% of its fleet is now fully electric.

First fully electric double decker buses arrive in Edinburgh


Edinburgh has received its first fully electric double decker buses, thanks to major funding from SP Energy Networks working in partnership with Lothian Buses.

Launch of new vehicle rental Framework


A new Vehicle Rental Framework to help the public sector adopt electric vehicles and create car club and pool car schemes has been launched.

RAC to support first electric vehicle rally in England


The RAC is to use its electric breakdown technology to support the first EV rally to take place in England on Sunday 18 July.

Kirklees Council adds 25 new electric vans to fleet


Kirklees Council has just added 25 new electric vans to their Homes and Neighbourhoods fleet as part of its mission to address the climate emergency.

WeFlex teams up with Via to provide zero carbon public transport in Milton Keynes


Electric vehicle business WeFlex has announced a partnership with Via, a leader in TransitTech, to provide Milton Keynes residents with thousands of extra green public transport journeys each year.

Portsmouth International Port takes delivery of new electric vans


Portsmouth International Port have taken delivery of a fleet of new electric vans as part of the port's commitment to become the first net carbon neutral UK port by 2030, and the first zero emission port by 2050.

MJ Church launches ground-breaking all-electric waste collection truck


Wiltshire-based waste management, plant hire and civil engineering company MJ Church has launched a zero emission all-electric commercial waste collection truck at an investment of nearly £500,000.

Electric bin wagon hits the streets of Stockton-on-Tees


A 27-tonne electric bin wagon has hit the streets of Stockton-on-Tees, according to the local authority.

Electric cars and vans cheaper than fossil-fuel vehicles by 2027, study says


Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new study.

Dundee gets Scotland’s first eCollects and orders more


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

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


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.

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


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

Aebi Schmidt swings into action with its electric eSwingo


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.

Westminster showcases upcycled electric refuse collection vehicle


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

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


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.

Minister announces £30m to boost battery and hydrogen technology


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

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


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.

Coventry gets go-ahead for all-electric buses


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

Government announces £54m to create next generation electric trucks


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

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet


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

Veolia trials innovative electric tricycles in Westminster


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

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


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.

Nottingham residents name city’s two new electric bin lorries


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

EV consumer association launches public charging survey


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

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


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

Air quality to drive eRCV roll-out in 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.

Cotswold DC takes delivery of first hybrid vehicle


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

Dennis Eagle’s eCollect hits the streets


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.

Allstar adds 110 new chargepoints to EV network


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

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


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.

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


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

Electric refuse vehicles to help Stroud District Council become carbon neutral


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).

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


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 bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham


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

Council successfully trials electric bin lorries


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

Council adds custom-made electric vans to its fleet


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

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


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

Gateshead council welcomes ‘futuristic’ electric bus fleet


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

Telford & Wrekin Council buy six new electric vans


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.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution


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.

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


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.

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


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.

Edinburgh council buys all-electric sweeper


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

Cambridgeshire councils take delivery of first all-electric bin lorry


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

LEVC announces start of production for new electric van


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.

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


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

Holyrood funding brings zero emission vehicles to council fleet


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

e-One electric refuse vehicle sells out on day one


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.

First-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire unveiled


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

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


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.

TMC launches service to support EV deployment


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.

E-mobility through a 5G lens


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

Pandemic impacted public perception of EVs, report reveals


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

LEVC more than doubles its service and maintenance network


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.

New scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries launched


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.

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.

Birmingham council to roll out rapid charging network for electric vehicles


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.

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


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.

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


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

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


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.

New transport model designed to anticipate EV uptake unveiled


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.

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


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.

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


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.

ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford


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.

Wales moves closer to hosting UK’s first battery gigaplant


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

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


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

Mitie launches service to share electric vehicle expertise


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.

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.

Winning bids revealed for ADEPT Live Labs SIMULATE programme


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.

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


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.

Conwy becomes first Welsh council to switch to electric mowers


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

What does the future hold for the fleet sector?


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.

Leeds City Council purchases over 120 all-electric vans


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.

Electric cars becoming ‘attractive business proposition’


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

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


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

Council to replace half its bin lorries with electric vehicles


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

Local authorities secure £2m ecargo bike fund


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

A third of fleet managers set to electrify UK fleets


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

Council takes delivery of first EVs through zero carbon project


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

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


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.

Paving the way for e-RCVS


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.

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


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.

Green energy - the linchpin of EV success


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.

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


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

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


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

Northern Powergrid launches innovative tool to accelerate EV uptake


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

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says


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

West Yorkshire council launches EV trial scheme


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.

Whitehall announces £3.4m investment in wireless charging tech


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

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


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

Islington Council launches electric vehicle charging partnership


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.

Study reveals insights into the next generation of charging technologies


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.

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

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland


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

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds


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.

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.

Allet Mowers shows electric range at Saltex


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. 

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans


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.

Making the right choice for your fleet


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.

NYC Fleet launches report on biofuels


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.

Fleet Manager in the spotlight


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%.


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