Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains

November’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

November’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

British Land Secures Planning for Net Zero Urban Logistics Hub in Central London Paddington Central’s 5 Kingdom Street logistics hub (The Box). Source: British Land One of the UK’s leading property development and investment companies, The British Land Company plc, has secured planning approval for a 121,000 ft² eco-friendly logistics hub in Paddington Central, which […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Last Mile Delivery Supply Chain Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on December 22, 2023.
October’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

October’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

New MegaWatt Charging System Set to Accelerate EV Adoption from 2024 Kempower MegaWatt Charging System. Source: Kempower A new MegaWatt Charging System (MCS) is set to be introduced in the UK in Q1 2020. Experts deem the impending addition of MCS to UK roads as key to accelerating EV adoption, particularly of electric HGVs (eHGVs). […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on November 1, 2023.
September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

Milking It: Milk & More Reduces Fleet Costs by £2m After Electrifying Fleet Milk & More electric float. Source: Milk & More Online artisan grocery delivery store Milk & More has put the potential cost-saving benefits of EVs into perspective after they announced that transitioning their entire fleet to electric vehicles has saved the company […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on October 9, 2023.
August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

Major Stakeholders in the UK Automotive Supply Chain Call for More EV Transition Support At the annual Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) conference, key  stakeholders in the UK’s automotive supply chain, including DHL Supply Chain, Alexander Dennis, and Volvo Trucks, aired concerns that a concerted cross-party government effort is required to upscale the […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on September 8, 2023.
July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

Anticipated Surge in Electric Truck Charging Demand to Hit Europe A recent report by Arthur D Little anticipates that there will be a consistent, year-on-year surge in electric truck charging demand in Europe. This demand is predicted to result in the number of currently installed charging units across Europe, currently 10,000, increasing to 400,000 by […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on August 14, 2023.
June’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

June’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

To preface June’s electric vehicle and alternative drivetrain news roundup, the BBC has published an insightful report that merits attention, as it analyses how the UK is currently fairing in its pursuit of achieving net zero and how its progress compares to other countries around the world. Those that are familiar with our monthly newsletter […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on July 4, 2023.
May’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

May’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

Just Eat to switch corporate sales fleet to electric by 2025 Just Eat corporate electric vehicle. Source: Just Eat Just Eat have announced that they will transition their entire corporate sales fleet, consisting of 175 diesel-powered vehicles, to battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2025. The move will reduce the fleet’s carbon emissions by 480 tonnes […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on June 7, 2023.
April’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

April’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

It’s that time of the month again where we reflect on the previous month’s news headlines pertaining to the fast evolving world of alternative drivetrains. April’s news featured Asda, Wayve, the ACEA, London’s Ambulance Service, ChargeUK and Tarmac, as we ended the first quarter of 2023 with some promising news regarding the future outlook of […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on May 17, 2023.
March’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

March’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

Study Finds Workplace EV Charging Could Reduce Reliance On Power Plants Research published in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science has found that the strategic placement of EV charging stations at the workplace should reduce the need for more power plants as electric vehicle charging becomes more prevalent. The study analysed data from New York […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on April 24, 2023.
February’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

February’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

A new month brings a new edition of our monthly electric vehicle and alternative drivetrain newsletter. February’s headlines feature the cost saving benefits of switching to electric vehicles, Nissan’s first round of etruck trials in LA, the ACEA calling on the European Commission to add more ambition to its CO2 targets, DPD’s progress towards using […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on March 6, 2023.
January’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

January’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

This month’s edition features an extended piece on Rivian’s custom made electric vans for Amazon, alongside articles featuring Geely, Electra and McBurney Transport Group, as the industry continues to find inventive ways to harness green energy. How Rivian’s Electric Vans Have Changed Amazon Deliveries Amazon Rivian Delivery Van. Source: Amazon Since Amazon invested more than […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on February 10, 2023.
December’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

December’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

As a foreword to our first alternative drivetrain news roundup of the year, we wish everyone a happy new year – we hope that it is a fruitful one for all.  Our Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain newsletter will continue in the same format of old, but with a much more deeper focus on news […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on January 9, 2023.
September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

September’s edition of our monthly ‘Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup’ features a mixed bag of positive and not so positive news, as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Greenpeace, the RAC and NASA made the headlines.  Manufacturers and the consumers alike are starting to feel the effects of the global recession – we suspect that as […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on October 14, 2022.
How major postal carriers are fairing in their bid to decarbonise last-mile delivery

How major postal carriers are fairing in their bid to decarbonise last-mile delivery

How major postal carriers are fairing in their bid to decarbonise last-mile delivery As part of a global initiative to reduce carbon emissions, logistics companies that operate large fleets have been implementing ways in which to reduce their carbon footprint in order to protect the environment.  Pressure has been building from government policy, both nationally […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Last Mile Delivery Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on October 6, 2022.
August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

Throughout August a variety of articles caught our attention that offer insightful information about the fast evolving world of electric vehicles.  It’s interesting to see how the sector continues to progress, particularly on the technological front, and how certain key stakeholders within the industry are fairing in their move towards achieving their net-zero ambitions.  Innovation […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on September 16, 2022.
July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

To preface July’s edition of our Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup it would be remiss of us not to allude to the realities of climate change, as we ourselves experienced first hand its tangible influence throughout the month.  Europe experienced a severe heatwave, which had real world implications for numerous countries across the […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on August 5, 2022.