DPD is to incorporate over 500 EVs into its delivery fleet, claiming a UK first with the addition of new Mercedes-Benz eVito vans. The move comes as part of the delivery company’s commitment to having 550 EVs as part of its fleet by 2021, with 100 of these to be added this year. The delivery
Plans for the UK’s first fully electric refuse fleet have been revealed as Veolia has signed a new tech-driven City of London waste contract. The City of London Corporation has awarded the pioneering new waste collection service, street cleansing and ancillary services contract – which got going on Saturday April 6. As part of the
First vehicle-to-grid projects live in the Netherlands and Portugal. Renault has launched the first large-scale bi-directional charging pilot projects in Europe, starting in Utrecht, the Netherlands and on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo. Similar projects will follow in five more European countries with the aim to develop services and gather learnings for future harmonisation.
The introduction of the UK’s first Ultra Low Emissions Zone in April is pushing up prices of EVs at auction. Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) said it had seen a “significant rise” in demand for EVs in recent months with the market witnessing stronger residual values on both cars and vans. Alex Wright, managing director of
UK Power Networks and delivery giant UPS are among the partners on a new pilot aimed at demonstrating the commercial viability of cutting edge, wireless EV chargers. The duo are to work with High Speed 1 and the Warwick Manufacturing Group on the project, which will see wireless charging technology deployed in three live locations
Scottish Water chooses the Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 for its first-ever electric vehicles Water Provider’s sampling division to use a specially-converted version across the Highlands Initial order designed to allow Scottish Water to determine how it can electrify its entire fleet Zero-emissions-in-use Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 will assist Scottish Water’s drive to lower its carbon