Dennis Eagle’s first 100% electric refuse collection vehicle is deployed

The first completely electric refuse vehicle, the eCollect, designed by OEM Dennis Eagle, has gone into service in the UK. After two years of extensive safety and efficiency tests to get a comprehensive picture of its safety and durability, the…

Coventry and Oxford first cities to trial all-electric bus cities

Coventry and Oxford are both developing proposals to become the first areas of the UK to switch an entire town or city’s bus fleet to electric vehicles.

Energy, Fuels and Vehicles

Energy, Fuels and Vehicles working Party discusses how drop-in fuels, electric and hydrogen has a role to play in the future of UK HGV fleets

Jason Airey, founding WCRAQ member CMS SupaTrak Managing Director, deputised for Barry Sheerman MP and Working Party Chair Richard Wenham and welcomed the Energy, Fuels & Vehicles attendees across the industry, including Allison Transmission, Biffa, Dennis Eagle, ECLF, GPS Marine, and Ubico.

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Republic of Ireland trial low emission buses

Bus fleets are one of the largest contributors to poor air quality in cities, producing both nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter.

Uber invests £5 million to electric vehicle charging points in London

The global ride-hailing service company, has pledged £5 million to install public charging points in poorer boroughs in order to help the switch to electric cars. Uber seeks to highlight the imbalance of charge point installations across the capital. However,…

Amazon’s first custom electric van plans for 100,000 vehicle fleet – everything you need to know

Amazon has just revealed the first of its planned custom electric delivery vehicles, complete with built-in Alexa, expected to be delivering packaged within a year. The company plans to have 100,000 on the road by 2022, and 100,000 by 2030.…

Asphalt roads cause greater emission than vehicles

Asphalt roads may be a larger source of air pollution than cars, study finds

Scientists have found a 300% increase in harmful particulates emitted from asphalt during hot weather. After study the effect of heat on samples of asphalt, scientists found significant carbon-based emissions. Researchers from Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Max…

Edie: Dixons Carphone to covert to electric and alternative fuel fleet by 2030

Dixons Carphone has signed up to the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, pledging to switch its commercial fleet to electric and alternative fuel vehicles by 2030

BBC News: Wales Clean Air Plan proposed tougher limits

BBC News reports on tougher limits on levels of air pollution are proposed to tackle a problem thought to contribute to as many as 1,400 deaths a year in Wales.

WCRAQ Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Working Party launch

The launch of the Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Working Party was attended by prominent industry experts and kicked off important discussions.