local authorities

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds

14/11/2019

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

Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award

26/11/2019

Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.

West Yorkshire council launches EV trial scheme

24/01/2020

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

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says

27/01/2020

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

Hydrogen for transport

28/01/2020

Mark Griffin explains why Aberdeen City Council has introduced a fleet of hydrogen fuelled buses to help reduce emissions.

Scottish council purchases 11 more Mercedes-Benz RCVs

26/02/2020

Fife Council has purchased 11 more Mercedes-Benz refuse collection vehicles (RCV).

England’s top recycler praises 100% Dennis Eagle & Terberg fleet

12/03/2020

England’s official number one local authority for recycling has been named as East Riding of Yorkshire for the third year running. And the council has praised the role Dennis Eagle & Terberg Matec play in its outstanding operations.

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

22/07/2020

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

Kirklees Council invests in vehicle safety technology

23/07/2020

Kirklees Council is equipping its new waste and recycling fleet with the latest vehicle safety technology.

Go Plant Fleet Services awarded Ealing council maintenance contract

27/07/2020

Go Plant Fleet Services has been awarded the contract to provide maintenance provision to the London Borough of Ealing via their local authority trading company, Greener Ealing Limited.

Cardiff council pilots the rollout of rapid EV chargers

28/07/2020

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

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

11/08/2020

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

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

09/09/2020

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

Council deploys Videalert electric mobile enforcement vehicle

15/09/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform by deploying a new electric mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV).

Councils opt for bespoke Volvo L110H for waste recycling centre

24/09/2020

A Bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel takes charge at Nuffield Road Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Council adds ‘eye-catching’ whale to RCVs to encourage recycling

01/10/2020

Copeland Borough Council has put an eye-catching image of a whale on the side of three of the council’s refuse vehicles as part of a campaign to encourage recycling.

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring

05/10/2020

Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.

Holyrood funding brings zero emission vehicles to council fleet

20/10/2020

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

Test Valley council buys three Dennis Eagle RCVs with electric bin lifts

26/10/2020

Test Valley Borough Council has purchased three refuse collection vehicles from Dennis Eagle as it continues its drive to become carbon-neutral.

Cambridgeshire councils take delivery of first all-electric bin lorry

03/11/2020

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

Northumberland council makes ‘green fleet promise’ to replace diesel vans

09/11/2020

Northumberland County Council has begun replacing its fleet of small diesel vans with electric vehicles as part of an effort to future proof its fleet.

Hounslow council welcome UK’s first autonomous road delivery vehicle trial

11/11/2020

Hounslow is to be the first location in the UK to trial autonomous electric delivery vehicles on its roads.

Telford & Wrekin Council buy six new electric vans

30/11/2020

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

Worcester City Council adds safety feature to new Schmidt sweepers

02/12/2020

Worcester City Council has fitted new safety features to three new Schmidt sweepers that it has added to its municipal fleet to increase driver safety and boost productivity.

Siemens Mobility partners with Aberdeen City Council to launch first dual-fuel van

17/12/2020

Siemens Mobility has launched its first dual-fuel field-services van in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.

North Warwickshire Borough Council welcomes three new Mercedes-Benz Econics

17/12/2020

Municipal vehicle specialist CP Davidson & Sons (CPD) has delivered its first Mercedes-Benz Econics to North Warwickshire Borough Council.

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

25/01/2021

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

Councils join forces with electricity network operator to end EV charging blackspots

26/01/2021

Five local authorities are joining forces with the UK’s biggest electricity network operator in a bid to end electric vehicle (EV) charging blackspots.

Cotswold DC takes delivery of first hybrid vehicle

09/02/2021

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

Councils cut number of gritting days by 29% over two years, research shows

09/02/2021

The number of days councils spent gritting roads fell by 29% between 2017/18 and 2019/20, according to new research.

Southampton City Council selects eSwingos to help meet green objectives

16/02/2021

Southampton City Council has taken delivery of the first of four all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK to help meet its environmental objectives under its Green City Plan 2030.

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

22/02/2021

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

Caerphilly replaces over 300 vehicles

23/02/2021

Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) has taken delivery of 315 new vehicles since Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) won a seven-year fleet replacement contract with the authority in 2017.

Urbaser commercial division expands with new waste and recycling contracts

02/03/2021

Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS) is expanding its portfolio with the addition of new local authority trade waste collection services, which include Eden District, and the management of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) located across Northamptonshire and Central Bedfordshire.

Biffa selects EPIC Media Group to fit livery on over 300 vehicles

02/03/2021

Waste management specialist, Biffa, has selected EPIC Media Group to supply and fit vehicle livery on over 300 vehicles servicing Cornwall Council’s Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Public Open Space Cleansing Services Contract.

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

04/03/2021

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

Hambleton accommodates new homes with greener waste and recycling fleet

04/03/2021

Local population growth, increased recycling quantities and extensive new residential developments have led Hambleton District Council to expand its refuse and recycling collection fleet with vehicles part-powered by electricity to reduce carbon emissions.

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet

17/03/2021

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

South Ayrshire Council switches to live camera systems

28/04/2021

South Ayrshire Council has switched to live camera systems that are remotely monitored and health-checked after a spate of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles.

Sunderland City Council trials a Dennis Eagle eRCV

29/04/2021

A 27 tonne electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) is starting its rounds in a 24-month trial in Sunderland.

It’s time for councils to step on the gas

30/06/2021

Chris Hampton, product & business development manager – hydrogen at BOC UK & Ireland, provides a quick guide to hydrogen infrastructure.

Leaders call for new powers to tackle climate change

13/07/2021

A cross-party group of 32 mayors and local leaders have called for greater powers and resources to deliver net zero.

Doncaster’s solar carpark

22/07/2021

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Doncaster Council is building a 20 space ‘electric only’ carpark as part of its fleet decarbonisation journey. LAPV reports.

Birmingham gets first hydrogen bus

28/07/2021

Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.

Charge points go live as EVs added to council pool car fleet

29/07/2021

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has now completed the installation of five charging points in partnership with EV charge point supplier, InstaVolt.

Kick starting Oxford’s EV revolution

29/07/2021

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.

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

29/07/2021

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

How to plan the right EV infrastructure for your local authority

04/08/2021

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.

First rural electric bin lorries trialled in Scotland

04/08/2021

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.

Camden council launches world’s densest air quality sensor network

05/08/2021

The world’s densest air quality sensor network, which aims to fundamentally transform how air pollution is monitored and managed, will be installed in the London borough of Camden this summer.

Game-changing project in Lambeth addresses EV inequality

02/09/2021

The London Borough of Lambeth has worked with Connected Kerb, the electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, to provide public EV charging infrastructure to under-represented communities.

East Lothian Council set to roll out new fleet of Kerb-Sort vehicles

02/09/2021

East Lothian Council is getting ready to roll out their new fleet of Romaquip’s Kerb-Sort vehicles on 20th September.

New waste lorries remind people not to feed gulls

08/09/2021

Worcester residents will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly.

Reading council unveils first fully electric RCV in Berkshire

16/09/2021

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

Dawsongroup sweepers secures largest Scottish sweeper contract

23/09/2021

Dawsongroup sweepers, a rental supplier of industrial and municipal cleaning vehicles, has secured the largest sweeper contract available in Scotland.

Council to trial electric car club with induction charger

29/09/2021

Buckinghamshire Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to trial an electric car club with an induction charger.

UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

30/09/2021

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city.

North East Lincolnshire mayor goes electric

05/10/2021

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

SFS expands operations in the South West

05/10/2021

Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is expanding its operations in the South West following the award of two new seven year (+7) contract hire agreements from Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Devon Council.

Dacorum Borough Council makes second major investment in Mercedes-Benz trucks

07/10/2021

West Hertfordshire’s Dacorum Borough Council has made a second major investment in Mercedes-Benz’s truck technology as part of a move to standardise its fleet of 32 refuse collection vehicles.

Wiltshire Council approves EV charging infrastructure scheme

13/10/2021

Wiltshire Council's cabinet yesterday agreed to approve a new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure plan that will see more chargers delivered in the local area.

Brighton council and union reaches deal to end bin strike

19/10/2021

Brighton residents will soon once again see their streets cleared of bin bags as the council reaches a deal with striking refuse collection workers to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute.

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