DPF Gate – call for stricter MOT diesel particulate filter testing to reduce harmful particulate matter

The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality calls for the UK Government to implement stricter legislation around DPF testing during MOTs to reduce particulate matter emissions. The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality estimates that this measure could save the UK around 1000 tonnes of particulate matter PM2.5 per year based on research carried out in The Netherlands.

Have you read Fleet Vision International, Spring 2021, yet?

The fourth issue of the thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services is available. Read your copy today, and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.

Introduction of E10 petrol could save 750 kilotons of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads

Introduction of E10 petrol could save 750 kilotons of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads

Today’s announcement that E10 petrol is to be introduced from September 2021 is a significant step towards the decarbonisation of existing cars in the UK, on the way to our 2050 net-zero target.

Clearing the air in Nottingham

Poor air quality accounts for up to 36,000 deaths each year in the UK. Around 400 of these deaths are in Nottingham. Matt Ralfe from Nottingham City Council, tells FVI how the council has put air quality and sustainability at the heart of its agenda and transformed its fleet in just four years.

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Fleet Vision International, Winter 2021, has been published

The third edition of the new thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services has now been published. Read your copy today and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.

The first 44-tonne hydrogen tractor-trailer hits the road

Belgian logistics company, Colruyt is the first to test a 44-tonne electric hydrogen truck in Europe. Dutch company VDL built the HGV, and it only emits water vapour and works with green hydrogen, generated with green power. The vehicle’s fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity to recharge the batteries while moving.