Fleet management

Exeter’s solar farm ready to power electric fleet

15/08/2022

Exeter’s solar farm and battery storage facility will soon be powering the city’s electric fleet of vehicles, the local authority has announced.

Nearly half of local authorities yet to set a date for electrifying fleets

14/07/2022

Almost half (46%) of local authorities in England have yet to set a date for when they expect their vehicles to be electric, new research has found.

Fleet decarbonisation toolkit published

19/04/2022

The Department for Transport has published a toolkit to help local authorities transition their fleets away from diesel and petrol.

Industry leaders call for ‘step change’ in EV charger roll-out

22/03/2022

Industry leaders have called for a ‘step change’ in the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging roll-out to deliver the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Council chiefs warn HGV driver shortage could hit gritting services

23/11/2021

Local authority leaders have warned that the HGV driver shortage might hit gritting services this winter.

Greater Manchester plans carbon neutral transport network

09/11/2021

Greater Manchester has set out its ambition to become the first city-region with a carbon neutral transport network.

Planning for a carbon zero fleet

04/10/2021

Tammy Carter explains how small changes to local government’s transport and travel strategy can help us reach carbon net zero.

Utilising the power of hydrogen

23/08/2021

Manish Patel discusses the Government’s new Decarbonising Transport Strategy and the opportunities it brings to local authorities.

Procurement and the challenges of decarbonising local government fleets

12/07/2021

Gavin Rimmington offers insight into the important role of procurement to decarbonising local government fleets, and the most efficient ways to enable large-scale transitioning.

Helping councils create greener construction sites

23/06/2021

Dave Luscombe explains how local authorities can help to deliver a cleaner construction environment, with ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification) for construction machinery.

It’s time for councils to step on the gas

01/06/2021

Chris Hampton explains how councils can decarbonise transport hubs with hydrogen and provides a quick guide on how to get started.

Why green will be the next tick box for procurement

23/02/2021

Richard Lilwall explains how AI can be used to help councils develop their green fleet strategies.

Council to trial hydrotreated vegetable oil-fuelled waste collections

11/02/2021

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s waste collections could soon be run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) following an agreement with Crown Oil to trial this environmentally friendly fuel in two of its refuse vehicles.

Council to pilot electric bin lorries powered by waste

04/09/2019

Electric bin lorries that are powered by the waste they have collected will be trialled by Sheffield City Council.

Grey fleet checks: a no go area for councils?

06/12/2016

Richard Brown explains why grey fleets should be better managed by local authorities.

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