Biffa places order to convert ten diesel RCVs to electric with Lunaz

Biffa has placed an initial order with Lunaz to convert ten of its diesel RCVs to clean-air electric powertrains, supporting its commitment to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 – building on a 70% reduction in emissions since 2002 –…

Fleet Vision International Summer 2023 has been published

Fleet Vision International, Summer 2023, is out now. Read your free copy here. What can you read in this issue? Comment Many operators are now looking at HVO, BioGas and even electric. News Element 2 partners with Radius; Tata gigafactory…

Electra reveals ambitious plans for temperature-controlled BEV with 800km range on a single charge

Electra Commercial Vehicles has won funding from the European Horizon 2022 framework to build a long-haul 40-tonne temperature-controlled drawbar battery electric vehicle as part of the Escalate Project. Escalate is a pan-European 37-member consortium from 13 countries, coordinated by FEV…

Cleaner roads are greener roads

With road dust accounting for up to 10% of particulate matter pollution in urban areas, road sweeping is a low-tech, efficient and affordable solution for improving UK air quality, writes Ben Williams from Bucher Municipal. Air pollution is a significant environmental…

Element 2 and Anglian Water partner to provide hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles in the UK

As a UK first, Element 2, a UK hydrogen infrastructure business, will purchase hydrogen produced by a new electrolyser using wastewater at Anglian Water’s Milton Road Cambridge water recycling site and supply it to hydrogen vehicles this summer. Producing green…

Electra launches the UK’s first compact 12.5-tonne electric zero-emission waste fleet platform

Electra Commercial Vehicles, the zero-emissions OEM based in Lancashire, has launched its all-new, 12.5-tonne eCargo, electric waste vehicle platform.   These electric vehicles are the first in the industry in their weight class in the UK. They have been designed with…

World’s first hydrogen-powered digger set to drive on UK roads

The world’s first digger, powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, will soon be on UK roads and building sites following recent government approval, helping to decarbonise the UK’s construction industry. The UK government has given special dispensation, under a vehicle…

Electra’s refrigerated 19-tonne hydrogen truck completes successful zero emissions trial with major UK supermarket Sainsbury’s

Electra’s first refrigerated hydrogen truck has successfully completed a three-month trial with major UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. The 19-tonne zero-emission Electra eCargo FCEV truck travelled a typical round trip of 208 miles from Sainsbury’s depot in Sherburn-on-Elmet to Newcastle and…

Consortium created to deliver ground-breaking clean air project in Bradford

Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low-carbon hydrogen production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford. NGN, the gas distributor for…