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.
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.
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.
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.
SSE tests ‘first of its kind’ hydrogen-powered vehicle
Energy firm SSE has become the first UK utility to trial First Hydrogen’s hydrogen-powered van.
Dawsongroup orders 270 IVECO Daily vans
International supply chain company Dawsongroup plc has placed an order for 270 3.5-tonne IVECO Daily vans to give its customers further choice in 2023.
Council adds insured vehicles to electric van trial
Sheffield Council is introducing fully insured vehicles as part of its popular electric van trial.
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.
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.
Council takes delivery of ‘Community Roots’ van
Dover District Council has taken delivery of a fully kitted out ‘Community Roots’ van which will enable local residents to access council services out on the road.
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.
Drone and electric van freight trials successfully completed
A pilot demonstration for a set of drone and electric van freight trials was successfully completed at the science, technology and business community Milton Park, Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed.
Council approves £1.3m fleet replacement programme
Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive board has approved a £1.3m fleet replacement programme to replace ageing and hired vehicles.
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.
Van registrations fall nearly 30% amid supply challenges
UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined to 21,597 units in April, down -29.1% year-on-year, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
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.
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.
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.
The importance of van fleet safety
Commercial vehicle safety is top of the agenda for all local authorities. Brigade Electronics’ Emily Hardy talks to LAPV about the importance of ensuring van safety is not neglected.
Green hydrogen vans to begin demonstrator testing
Two new green hydrogen vans are set to begin demonstrator testing in June, the zero emission vehicle company First Hydrogen has announced.
Wrapped vans to raise awareness of suicide prevention
North Lanarkshire Council’s drive to raise awareness about suicide prevention has taken to the streets as four specially wrapped vehicles will be displaying helpline numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Light commercial vehicle market records busiest ever April
The light commercial vehicle market recorded its busiest ever April as 30,440 new vans were registered, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Kent County Council takes delivery of five new mobile library vehicles
Kent County Council has taken delivery of five new IVECO Daily 7.2 tonne GVW 72C18HA8P mobile library vehicles.
Venson passes van excellence scheme sixth year in a row
Venson Automotive Solutions has passed the requirements for the Logistics UK Van Excellence scheme, making it the sixth consecutive year it has been awarded the accreditation.
Van manufacturers urged to fit more collision avoidance technology
Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research are urging van manufacturers to fit more collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed alarming results.
Siemens Mobility partners with Aberdeen City Council to launch first dual-fuel van
Siemens Mobility has launched its first dual-fuel field-services van in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.
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.
FORS reminds drivers of safety advice for ‘busy winter season’
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is encouraging van drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving is at the forefront of their minds, as the seasonal boom in eCommerce makes roads busier.
Northumberland council makes ‘green fleet promise’ to replace diesel vans
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.
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.
Ford launches ‘toughest Transit ever’
Ford has launched its new 5.0-tonne Transit derivative which it describes as its ‘toughest Transit ever’.
Mercedes-Benz Vans lends its support as London Ambulance chiefs take action to contain pandemic
Mercedes-Benz loaned seven of its vans to the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to help support the trust during the Covid-19 lockdown.
LCV registrations on the rise after months of double-digit decline
UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grow by 7.1% in July following four months of double-digit declines, new figures reveal.
Oldham housing association takes delivery of ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans
A housing association in Oldham is celebrating the arrival of brand new ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans provided by its vehicle partner, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).