Hyundai to supply all-electric LCV to Iveco

By |2024-02-01T10:01:08+00:00February 1st, 2024|Electric vans, Van News|

The Iveco-badged vehicle will be the first export model to apply Hyundai’s new Global all-electric Light Commercial Vehicle (eLCV) platform, a dedicated global EV platform made for commercial vehicles ranging from GVW 2.5 tons to 3.5 tons. The innovative platform features Hyundai’s latest technology for next generation BEVs with a low-floor design that allows enhanced usability for cargo loading and carrying, designed to fit the emerging needs of future electrified Purpose Built Vehicles in the market. 

Clenergy EV and Paua collaborate to improve EV charging for fleets

By |2024-01-23T15:22:02+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

EV drivers using the Paua app or card can recharge their vehicle at selected charge points powered by Clenergy EV software. With over 43,000 charge point connectors Paua is the UK’s largest roaming network. The collaboration with Clenergy EV will increase the network by a further 10 per cent, making over 4,000 new charge points available to Paua customers across the UK.

Shared electric van charging committee launched

By |2024-01-18T10:02:11+00:00January 18th, 2024|Electric vans, Van News|

Charging has emerged a key issue for those operating electric vans, whether that means finding power as part of a planned route that exceeds the vehicle’s range, overnight to ensure a van is ready for the following day, or in a part of the country where charging facilities are scarce. Many fleet operators can see the potential for sharing their infrastructure on this basis

Progressing zero emissions van deployment tops fleet list

By |2024-01-09T15:21:36+00:00January 9th, 2024|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

PROGRESSING zero emissions van deployment is top of the fleet agenda for 2024, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Chair Paul Hollick said that the issue was proving difficult for some businesses with several tricky practical and strategic issues needed to be overcome. “The view of most van fleets is that electrification, which obviously forms the backbone of [...]

Few fleets consider journeys when electrifying

By |2023-10-31T10:01:06+00:00October 31st, 2023|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

The 2023 Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer shows that among businesses that are already operating electric vehicles (EVs), just 3% are using them first in urban areas because of air quality benefits and only 2% on those routes thanks to better access to charging. Overall, more than a third (38%) said that they haven’t thought about initial use of their EVs on different road types, while more than half (58%) said that they planned to use them effectively everywhere.

How an EV can save couriers thousands in clean air zones

By |2023-10-25T16:46:31+01:00October 25th, 2023|Electric vans, Van News|

Research, undertaken by EV conversion specialists, Vic Young compared the industry-leading Ford Fiesta van with the new fully electric Renault Zoe that they have created in partnership with Renault, in an aim to reduce emissions and costs for the courier and delivery industry, with a viable alternative with good range. 

Lex Autolease video supports transition to electric

By |2023-10-18T16:29:11+01:00October 18th, 2023|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

Discussions cover the importance having a plan and the benefits of starting the process sooner rather than later; why and how to stagger transitioning a fleet; the types of eLCVs currently available and the importance of ensuring a vehicle is suitable for its intended role; operational considerations such as charging logistics and driver education; and the cost benefits of going electric, from the grants currently available to the overall whole life cost benefits.

More than half van fleets would consider shared EV charging

By |2023-10-12T09:14:53+01:00October 12th, 2023|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

Research shows that 62% would consider co-operative agreements with other fleets to allow mutual access to depot infrastructure and 58% their public facilities, with the demand for arrangements of this type considered most appropriate for businesses operating in Scotland, the West Midlands and the South West.

InstaVolt plugs into Octopus Electroverse in charge towards EV future

By |2023-09-28T10:44:47+01:00September 28th, 2023|Electric vans, Van News|

InstaVolt is the UK’s largest ultra-rapid public charging network, operating 1,300+ ultra-rapid and rapid charge points across 550+ locations up and down the UK.  An ultra-rapid charge point can charge an average EV from 20% to 80% in 15-20 minutes - enough time for a quick coffee break. 

AFP urges fleet to step up lobbying re 4.25 tonne e-van confusion

By |2023-09-27T10:25:21+01:00September 27th, 2023|Electric vans, Van management, Van News|

In 2019, a special concession was created by the Department of Transport (DFT) for electric vans. Normally, an individual with a standard B licence would only be able to drive a light commercial vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes but recognising the extra weight added by batteries, this was extended to 4.25 tonnes.However, with 4.25 tonne electric vans starting to come to market in quantity during the last year, a situation has emerged whereby OZEV believe the vehicles have been deregulated from all of the operator responsibilities that normally apply to vans over 3.5 tonnes whereas the DVSA and the DFT believe some still apply.

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