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SSE accelerates its EV switch

SSE
SSE is driving the switch to a low carbon future with an increase to its fleet of fully electric vehicles (EVs). SSE Renewables and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have taken delivery of their first vans which will serve communities across the country. The vehicles will be at the frontline of supporting the low carbon assets and infrastructure...

Mitie launches Plan Zero with a commitment to reach zero carbon by 2025 in FM industry first

Mitie Electric Vans
Mitie has launched its new industry-leading ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, pledging that it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025. Mitie is the first facilities management (FM) company to set such an ambitious net zero emissions target, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s 2050 target. To ensure this commitment is achieved, Mitie’s Plan Zero is focused around...

Jaguar Land Rover’s vision integrates Project Vector concept platform into future smart city infrastructures, delivering services for private and shared mobility needs

Jaguar
Jaguar Land Rover has today unveiled the bold new concept vehicle, Project Vector, as part of the company’s Destination Zero journey, offering its vision of an autonomous, electric, connected future for urban mobility.  Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s...

Men and women wanted for the National Refuse Championships 2020!

National Refuse Championships
The most popular event on the waste and recycling calendar, the National Refuse Championships, returns to Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 13 June 2020 and event organisers are calling for men and women who work in the waste and recycling sector to sign up! Spencer Law, Founder of the NRC said: “We are looking for 32 teams this year, and...

EDF acquires Pod Point, one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging companies

Edf Point Point
EDF has acquired a majority stake in Pod Point, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging companies in the UK, as part of a newly-formed joint venture with Legal & General Capital (“Legal & General”). The acquisition of Pod Point is EDF Group’s largest investment in the EV market and forms part of its plan to...

New, innovative solution for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles

Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components Thomas Schmall with E.ON Board of Management member Karsten Wildberger
The establishment of a dense public network of ultra-fast e-vehicle charging stations can be realized much faster than previously assumed. E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components are giving a new impetus with the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station that will be presented in Essen. By integrating a battery system, it will be possible to install...

Cheshire East and Storengy secure funding to fuel first bin wagons with green hydrogen

Hydrogen
Cheshire East Council and Storengy have joined forces and secured funding towards a £1m scheme which will see bin wagons converted to take home-produced hydrogen. The scheme comprised of both public and private sector money – with a £345,000 contribution from the local enterprise partnership’s Local Growth Fund – will see the first green hydrogen fuelling facility in...

Via Opens New Nottingham City Workshop

Nottingham Workshop
Via’s Fleet Services team has opened a new workshop at Queen’s Drive, Nottingham. The new workshop replaces Via’s facility at Abbey Road and has been developed in a unit on Castle Park to deliver services to our fleet customers including Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, as well as members of the public. This new facility...

Fleets urged to consider their options as WLTP data GAP bites

BVRLA
The BVRLA is urging companies to review their fleet policies now as a continued shortage of reliable data threatens to disrupt the move to a new VED and Company Car Tax (CCT) regime in April. VED and Company Car Tax (CCT) for newly registered vehicles will use CO2 figures based on the more accurate WLTP standard from 1 and...

LDV to rebrand as MAXUS

Maxus Logo
2020 is already shaping up to be a momentous year for LDV with today’s announcement that from April, LDV will rebrand as MAXUS across right-hand drive Europe. The rebrand coincides with the launch of two new models that will underpin the brand’s transformation; the all-new Deliver 9 and the newest EV in the brand’s stable, the E Deliver...