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.

Warwickshire Libraries unveils first electric vehicle


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

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.

Fleet transformations hindered by consistent collection delays


Delays to waste collection reforms are seeing authorities hold back on transforming their fleets and procuring electric vehicles.

Blackburn with Darwen boosts fleet safety


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has partnered with Vision Techniques to install new safety equipment.

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.

CTS Hire buys 10 new RCVs


CTS Hire has purchased 10 new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) in what it describes as its most significant fleet investment to date.

North West Leicestershire council connects to Fleetclear software


North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is switching its fleet to the Fleetclear Connect software platform.

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.

Spelthorne awards second contract to SFS


Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey has retained Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) as its fleet provider after announcing the award of a second contract commencing in June 2023.

Around 40% of councils failing to engage with fleet sector


An estimated 40% of local authorities in the UK are yet to engage with the fleet sector when considering electric vehicle (EV) charging needs, according to new research.

Aberdeen awards contract for largest fleet-wide hydrogen conversion


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

New e-bikes arrive in Hereford


Herefordshire Council added 47 additional Beryl e-bikes to their fleet this week, according to the local authority.

Essex County Council takes delivery of new fleet from NRG Riverside


NRG Riverside has recently delivered sixteen hook loaders and eleven trailers to Essex County Council on a long-term contract hire basis, including a full maintenance programme from NRG Riverside’s Colchester workshop and depot.

Fleetclear appoints scheduling controller


Neil Holding has been recruited by Fleetclear as a scheduling controller, to help manage the company’s growing fleet of engineers, plan equipment installations and handle enquiries from customers across a diverse range of sectors.

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.

Bucks council reports over 50% reduction in fleet emissions


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

Warrington council becomes first to produce all its own electricity


Warrington Borough Council has become the first local authority in the UK to produce all of its own electricity with the completion of a new hybrid solar farm.

Council warns of £560,000 additional fuel costs


Derry City and Strabane District Council estimates an additional cost of up to £560,000 to pay for the fuel needed to run its fleet of vehicles.

Fleet replacements in turbulent times


Phil Clifford asks if now is the time to rethink your fleet replacement plans.

Blaby fleet moves to HVO


Blaby District Council’s fleet have had up to 90% of their emissions wiped with the move to alternative fuel.

Bury spends £10m on fleet renewal


Bury Council has taken delivery of 10 new vehicles as part of its £10m fleet renewal programme.

A rural fleet transformed: Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s HVO journey


Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils were the first rural councils to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in their fleets and they haven’t looked back. LAPV reports.

Hampshire council ‘extremely impressed’ by HVO pilot


Hampshire County Council has managed to reduce the emissions of its fleet by over 1,200 tonnes thanks to a scheme trialling Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

The different roads to net zero


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

Councillor hails plans to replace diesel bin lorries as ‘game changer’


A cabinet councillor has hailed plans to replace all the diesel powered waste and recycling lorries, as a ‘game changer’ in the drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Veolia launches its first HVO-fuelled fleet in UK


Broadland District Council and Veolia have announced the launch of a new contract for all waste collection services which includes a fleet entirely powered by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

Electricity networks collaborate to support decarbonisation of Scottish fleets


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

Aberdeen council’s budget includes ‘strong focus’ on fleet decarbonisation


Aberdeen City Council has approved a budget which it describes as ‘very much a budget for the future’ and which includes a ‘strong focus’ on greening its fleet.

Bury Council to spend £10m to replace 91 vehicles


Bury Council is spending £10m over a three-year period to replace 91 vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions in line with its climate action strategy.

London council launches community municipal investment for green projects


Camden Council has launched the Camden Climate Investment to help fund the replacement of its diesel and petrol vehicles with green alternatives.

Westminster council switches to EVs


Cllr James Spencer, cabinet member for city management, Westminster City Council looks at the local authority’s switch to electric vehicles for waste collection and street cleansing.

Vale of Glamorgan Council installs new fleet safety equipment


Vale of Glamorgan Council is installing the latest safety equipment to its fleet to protect the public, cyclists, and crews.

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.

Greening the local authority fleet


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

Greater Manchester seeks vehicle dealers to join clean air plan


Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking vehicle dealers to join the GM Clean Air Plan accredited dealership scheme.

FCC Environment introduces a new HARSH fleet for key contract win


The waste and resource management business, FCC Environment, is introducing a brand new fleet of HARSH-equipped vehicles to support a key contract win in Kent.

Maydencroft expands with a further 13 new Isuzu Grafters


Specialist south east arboriculture and land management company Maydencroft Ltd has taken delivery of a further nine Isuzu Grafter trucks during 2020 with four more new Grafters joining their fleet in time for spring.

Hitachi announces intelligent fleet decarbonisation solutions


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

Exol adds four Scania trucks to its ‘ever-growing’ fleet


Exol Lubricants have added a further four Scania trucks to its fleet in order to better meet ongoing customer demand.

Fleet sector can support post-pandemic economic ‘rebound’, report says


The vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sector can work with policymakers to deliver a swift rebound in the economy and a faster trajectory towards transport decarbonisation, new report says.

Hills Waste Solutions adds four RCVs to its fleet


Waste management and recycling specialist, Hills Waste Solutions, has added four new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to its 60 strong commercial fleet.

Newcastle City Council renews like-for-like Swingo fleet


Newcastle City Council has carried out a fleet renewal programme for its fleet of Swingos, replacing 11 five-year-old models with 11 new examples of the compact sweeper.

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.

Leeds City Council buys library buses to encourage kids to read


Leeds City Council has added two new library buses to its fleet in an effort to encourage a love of books and reading from an early age.

Somerset building supplier scoops up seven new ‘robust’ Isuzu Grafters


CRS Building Supplies has replaced 50% of its truck fleet with the addition of seven new Isuzu Grafter N35.125 tippers.

Briggs Equipment kicks off new year with £6.1m fleet investment


Briggs Equipment has kicked off 2020 with a £6.1m investment into its short term hire fleet, which now stands at 5,500 vehicles.


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