To ensure that SMEs have the knowledge and tools to decarbonise their fleet and transport operations, this GreenFleet covers the government grants that are available for small businesses to install EV charging infrastructure, an overview of the resources available on the SME Climate Hub, as well as insight from the Federation of Small Businesses, on the barriers that SMEs are facing. Plus there's advice from our SME Expert Panel
ACCESSIBILITY OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
A look at the new report published by Motability and the Energy Saving Trust, which highlights the barriers to making the design of electric vehicles accessible for disabled people and how these could be addressed.
First drive of the Toyota Professional Proace Electric, which is found to hold ample practical appeal to fleets and operators wishing to decarbonise
Commercial GreenFleet April 2023
Details on the project to launch the UK’s first electric mixer, following a successful three-month trial by Tarmac
The Cross River Partnership shares its latest work on supporting the logistics sector in London with alternative, non-road freight modes, including rail and river
Taking cargo bikes mainstream was the theme for the first National Cargo Bike Summit organised by Landor Links and held at the Guildhall in London on 31 March. Andrew Brown from the Bicycle Association reports
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW REVIEW
The 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show took place at the NEC in Birmingham from 18-20 April and demonstrated the innovation and industry investment going into the decarbonisation agenda
ELECTRIC VEHICLE SPECIAL
Advice and guidance on the smooth transition to an electric fleet, including information on installing charging infrastructure from Chloe Hampton, EV infrastructure strategy specialist at Cenex, electrifying last mile deliveries, and lessons-learnt from GreenFleet's Award-winning fleet mangers.
We delve into the government's recent Transport Data Strategy, which sets out how the greater use of transport data will support greater innovation in the sector, improve the way people and goods move, and help meet transport decarbonisation targets.
Richard Gooding gets behind the wheel of the electric BMW iX and the Lexus NX plug-in hybrid.
Commercial GreenFleet March 2023
ELECTRIC VEHICLE REPORT
With the government aiming to phase out the sale of fossil fuelled trucks, a number of mainstream manufacturers are launching electric heavy-goods-vehicles. We sum up the innovation going on in the sector. Meanwhile Chris Ashley from the Road Haulage Association explains that real world considerations must be considered in government policy if the logistics sector is to meet net zero.
A number of routes now exist to using hydrogen, giving fleet operators a zero-carbon fuel while still having the operational capacity of diesel vehicles. Amanda Lyne from the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association explains the latest innovation.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW
A preview of vehicles, exhibitors and speakers at the 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham at 18-20 April.
GF100 MOST INFLUENTIAL
GREENFLEET’s pick of the one hundred stand-out figures recognised for their role in decarbonising fleet and transport over the past year.
A Geospatial Commission report identified how better use of location data can help overcome four key challenges to siting chargepoints.
Meet the winners of the GREENFLEET Awards 2022, celebrating success and innovation in the fleet sector.
PLUS: Road tests, FedEx Express interview, commercial vehicles, and more.
ROAD TO ZERO
What progress has the fleet sector made on its journey to net zero emissions? And what stumbling blocks remain? This 'Road to Zero' special edition of GreenFleet gives the latest updates.
Jacob Roberts from the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology explains why it is still green to operate an electric vehicle, even if it’s charged using the grid which does not have 100 per cent renewable energy. He also explores ways for companies to ensure their EVs are truly zero ‘well-to-wheel’ emission.
We get behind the wheel of the updated hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai, the Vauxhall Grandland PHEV and the Kia Sportage 4 PHEV.
Commercial GreenFleet December 2022
Find out about Packfleet’s ethos, workplace culture, electric vehicles and Uber-style technology.
LAST MILE LOGISTICS
With strict environmental measures in many cities, logistics companies are having to think differently about how they deliver the ‘final mile’. We uncover the latest innovation in the sector.
Shell’s Giorgio Delpiano delves into the company’s recent report which highlights the challenges to decarbonisation felt by fleet operators.
TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC SPECIAL
The latest information on electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and government grants to help businesses confidently switch to a zero-emission fleet.
We get behind the wheel of a BMW i4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Commercial GreenFleet September 2022
We delve into the re-launch of the Clean Van Commitment and uncover some of the electric and hydrogen debuts at IAA Transportation. Features also include the EV100+ initiative, where companies pledge to electrify their medium to heavy duty vehicles, as well as interviews with Ben Garner from Tarmac and Vonjy Rajakoba from Bosch.
THE GREAT BRITSH EV RALLY
Almost fifty electric vehicles drove the length of Britain during the 2022 Great British EV Rally, sponsored by Lex Autolease, to demonstrate the capabilities of EVs and the public charging infrastructure. Here’s how they got on.
CLEAN AIR ZONES
Information and advice for fleets operating in and around Clean Air Zones.
Commercial GreenFleet August 2022
GETTING TO ZERO EMISSION FREIGHT
One year on from the government’s Decarbonising Transport plan, we examine how much closer we are to achieving zero-carbon HGVs
INTERVIEW: DHL SUPPLY CHAIN
Tutu Akinkoye, DHL Supply Chain’s GoGreen lead, shares how the organisation is investing in electric vehicles and gas-powered trucks as it progresses towards its end-goal of net zero emissions
Eliminating SME Emissions
Overcoming the decarbonisation hurdles that smaller businesses face
Commercial GreenFleet June 2022
Greening the Vital Last Mile
How the boom in cycle logistics is eliminating emissions from final mile deliveries and urban fleet operations
Accelerating to Zero Emissions
Taking action for an all-electric fleet future
Commercial GreenFleet April 2022
ACCELERATING TO ZERO EMISSIONS
Zero Emission Trucking
The role of electric HGVs, hydrogen, low carbon fuels and retrofit technologies in decarbonising transport