Budget 2017: New study to assess freight congestion and pollution

Chancellor Philip Hammond has asked the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to study the future of freight and its effect on congestion and pollution. The announcement was made alongside the Budget this week, which included £540 million for EVs and charging infrastructure, a tax hike for diesel cars which will finance a new £220 million Clean […]

UK offers £15m to cut vehicle emissions

The UK Government is offering a share of £15 million for research into technologies that can help cut emissions from lorries as well as cars and vans. That could include materials which make vehicles lighter or improve the efficiency of engines and batteries. The competition has been developed with Innovate UK and supports the government’s […]

Major fleet owners trial natural gas lorries

Natural gas powered lorries are to be road-tested by six of the UK’s major fleet operators. Project managed by technology and services firm Air Liquide, the trial will be funded in part by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK. It will see businesses working in the transport and logistics sector, including Kuehne + Nagel, […]

Low emission freight projects win £20m share

The winners of a £20 million programme to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality have been unveiled. A total of 20 companies will share the funding under the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial for innovative ways to deploy low and zero emission vehicles. Winning projects include a scheme to increase battery range for […]

TfL launches freight emissions reduction scheme

A new programme to reduce the emissions of freight and fleet operators in London has been launched. Transport for London’s (TfL) five-year ‘LoCITY’ project aims to encourage the uptake of cleaner vans and lorries by increasing the availability of low emission vehicles, reforming environmental operating standards and improving refuelling and recharging infrastructure. The programme will […]