Bradford bids to improve air quality with eCollect

As Bradford’s Clean Air Zone went into force, the first Dennis Eagle eCollect was put to work by Bradford Council after successfully trialling the all-electric vehicle earlier this year.  The council’s goals are to install an actual zero-emissions fleet of…

eSwingo electric sweeper wins award for Excellence in Innovation at RWM

Aebi Schmidt’s eSwingo all-electric compact sweeper has won the award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s RWM and Let’s Recycle Awards, which were revealed ahead of the RWM and Let’s Recycle Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC. The eSwingo, which…

IMI announces first TechSafe Centre of Excellence

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire, the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence.  The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outstanding achievements of the BMW Academy in developing and promoting…

St Helens Council receives the first custom-built hydrogen fuel cell RCV

Faun Zoeller UK has delivered the UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle to St Helens Borough Council.  The truck is now ready for its integration into the council’s fleet. This pioneering investment by St Helens Borough Council forms part…

Teignbridge District Council enters 20 year-relationship with SFS 

2022 marks the 20th year that Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has been the fleet provider to Teignbridge District Council. The council has recently decided to extend the current contract hire arrangement for another three years.  Teignbridge awarded a third consecutive…

Fleetcor acquires Plugsurfing, a European electric vehicle solutions provider

Fleetcor Technologies, a global business payments company, announced the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a European electric vehicle software and network provider to vehicle OEMs, charge point operators (CPO), and fleets.

Nottingham City Council aims for carbon neutral target with seven new eSwingos 

Nottingham City Council has ordered seven fully electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt as it works towards its target of becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. Nottingham City Council has set a deadline of 2028 to achieve its net…

Transport Minister and Mayor of Tees Valley witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Trudy Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on…