Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire to cooperate on net zero


A cooperation agreement between Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council has been developed to improve services relating to the net zero transition.

The challenges of electrifying public sector HGVs


Giles Benbow, Senior Manager of Business and Partnership Development at Mer UK takes a look at electrifying HGVs.

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.

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.

Islington completes £5.7m electrification project


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

Grid capacity and the EV journey


Rob Bailey, APSE Principal Advisor, looks at how local grid capacity will impact local authority fleet electrification.

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.

Supporting local authority plans for EV charging


Automotive trade association, the BVRLA, has launched a campaign that will support more local authorities in developing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure strategies.

Believ chosen as sole supplier of EV charging facilities to SGL project


Charge point operator Believ has been chosen by London’s Cross River Partnership (CRP) as the sole supplier of EV charging facilities to the Defra-funded Smarter Green Logistics (SGL) project.

Wrexham becomes first Welsh council to trial CTS eRCV


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

Leeds EV charging hub receives ‘overwhelming’ approval


Plans for a new electric vehicle (EV) charging hub near Leeds have been submitted to the city council following ‘overwhelming’ public approval.

Nottingham launches vehicle-to-grid demonstrator project


Nottingham City Council has launched a UK-first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project to show how technology can be used to improve energy demands during fleet electrification.

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.

North Northamptonshire proposes 80 new charge points


North Northamptonshire Council is proposing to install on-street electric vehicle charging points at 21 new sites across the region.

Government needs ‘cohesive strategy’ to help councils with EV roll-out


Only 14% of local authorities in the UK have a dedicated resource for implementing a new electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, EV charging experts warn.

Council vehicle technicians complete new EV maintenance scheme


Vehicle technicians employed by City of Wolverhampton Council are among the first in the UK to complete a new scheme training them for electric vehicle maintenance.

Women in engineering


To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Terri Logan, electric vehicle charging project engineer for public charge point operator Liberty Charge, spoke to LAPV about prejudice in education, being the only woman on her engineering degree, why diversity is important, and why she finds electric vehicle charging engineering so fascinating.

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.

Bath council installs 30 new charge points


Drivers in Bath can use 30 new electric charging points following the expansion of the Revive vehicle charging network across Bath and North East Somerset.

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.

Energy storage can future proof EV charging against grid constraints, Connected Energy says


Storage solutions can help fleet managers avoid the costly impact of grid limitations, Connected Energy says as grid capacity challenges top the bill at a CENEX and Welsh local authorities meeting.

ODS partners with Webfleet Solutions


Urban infrastructure maintenance providers Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has teamed up with telematics specialist Webfleet Solutions to support a trailblazing fleet electrification project for Oxford City Council.

Record levels of lithium discovered in Cornwall


The energy company Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) yesterday announced that it had discovered record levels of lithium in its geothermal waters.

Kick starting Oxford’s EV revolution


Oxford City Council’s capital programme project manager Tina Mould and Oxford Direct Services’ (ODS) transport manager Owain Pearce explain how the council and ODS are working together to decarbonise transport across the city.

Reading council submits expression of interest for electric buses


Reading Borough Council has submitted an official expression of interest to the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund (ZEBRA) to roll out electric buses across Reading.

Hereford set to introduce a fleet of electric buses


The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.

Kent’s hard-to-reach communities given access to EV infrastructure


Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, Connected Kerb, is working with Kent County Council on a project that will provide a blueprint for local authorities looking to provide EV infrastructure to hard-to-reach communities.

Refuse Vehicle Solutions invest in second site to meet demand for EV conversions


The Gloucestershire-based firm’s new premises are dedicated entirely to the production of environmentally-friendly, zero-emission vehicles for the refuse industry – and, for the first time, other sectors, too.

Westminster first UK council to install 1,000 EV charge points


Westminster City Council is the first local authority in the UK to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charge points.

Green Lithium secures over £600,000 for UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery


The mineral processing company Green Lithium has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre's (APC) Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies (ATF FS2) to support its plan to build Europe's first large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.

Scotland’s model EV city


Dundee City Council is a trail blazer when it comes to EV adoption. How have they done it? LAPV reports.

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.

Liberty Charge to install charging points across Waltham Forest


Liberty Charge, the joint venture created by Liberty Global and Zouk Capital to rollout on-street electric vehicle charging points in the UK, has today announced the successful completion of its first UK installation in the London borough of Waltham Forest.

AFP launches EV transition training course


A new training course designed to help businesses transition to electric vehicles has been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

Tesla revealed as UK’s top ranking electric vehicle network


Tesla has retained its top spot as the country’s most appreciated EV charging provider, according to a new survey.

Whitepaper published to drive electrification


The driver training provider DriveTech has launched a new whitepaper to help fleets transition to electrification.

Spending Review: Fleet welcomes EV investment


The fleet and leasing industry welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to zero emission road transport in yesterday’s Spending Review.

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.

Scottish councils ‘outstrip’ English counterparts when it comes to EV funding


Local authorities in Scotland and Wales are receiving much more funding per capita to spend on electric vehicle charging than councils in England, a new report has revealed.

SP Energy Networks to run ‘major trial’ of electric vehicle charging solution


SP Energy Networks is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales.

Teletrac Navman launches new AI tool to help switch to electric vehicles


Teletrac Navman has launched a new web-based tool to help fleet operators switch to electric vehicles.

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


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

Britishvolt appoints new Project Director for Britain’s first battery gigaplant


Battery technology specialists Britishvolt has announced the appointment of Ray Macera as Project Director for the construction and implementation of Britain’s first battery gigaplant.

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.

Taunton confirmed as site for DC Share project trial


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

Manufacturer announces collaboration to build UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant


The manufacturer Britishvolt today announced a collaboration with the Italian design house Pininfarina to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at a former RAF base in Bro Tathan, Wales.

Cardiff council pilots the rollout of rapid EV chargers


Cardiff City Council has joined forces with Engenie to rollout a rapid EV charging network across the city. LAPV reports.

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.


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