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  • UPS has ordered 10,000 purpose-built electric vans worth hundreds of millions of pounds from UK-based Arrival. Separately, UPS' venture capital arm has made an investment in Arrival.

  • Daimler Truck’s all-electric FUSO eCanter has arrived in Scandinavia - Europe's leading region in terms of sustainability.
  • Irizar Group handed over its first autonomous bus - which is also full-electric - in a ceremony at the Malaga City Hall.

  • Taunton School has taken delivery of a Scania Interlink coach from Falcon Vehicle Solutions on a contract hire basis

  • ITT Hub 2020 to host a ‘Government Hub’ at the heart of the exhibition, to facilitate representation for and access to a wide range of Governmental agencies.

  • Operators working in urban areas, can now choose a competitively priced, full-electric van offering up to twice the cargo volume of similarly sized competitors

  • Transport for London (TfL) has has issued more than 8,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permits, as part of the Direct Vision Standard since it launched in October 2019.
     
  • New grant scheme for upgrading lorries and coaches as part of the Mayor of London’s action to tackle air quality issues

     

  • The government has sent a strong signal to the industry that it supports the rapid growth of electric vehicles and that it will “rapidly adjust to this pace of change.”

  • Ahead of the launch of a Clean Air Zone in York city centre later this month, City of York Council has awarded more than £1.6m to five bus companies to help them to make their vehicles more environmentally-friendly

  • The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are looking for the best innovators to apply for an innovation challenge, London FreightLab, to develop new ways of tackling the biggest issues

  • Daimler Trucks has announced a new all-electric truck called eEconic. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz eActros and is designed as a waste collection vehicle. Series production is scheduled to begin in 2022.
  • Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation announce a €100M investment in UK-based electric vehicle company Arrival. The investment marks the start of a strategic partnership between the automak ...
  • A Government-backed taskforce has demonstrated that an effectively-managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can significantly improve electricity network efficiency
  • Optare is to partner with Tower Transit Group in the launch of two new electric routes in London with the supply of 37 Metrodecker double deck EVs.
     
  • First Glasgow becomes the city’s first commercial operator to introduce full-electric buses onto a commercial route since the 1960s, following funding from electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.

     

  • The state-of-the-art road-to-rig test stand for testing Mercedes-Benz trucks will ensure that testing is made "comprehensively, sustainably and in real-time."

  • Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for the UK’s first city-centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), to be introduced later this year.
  • Logistics for London document released detailing the industry's asks of the capital’s next Mayor to ensure the city continues to operate effectively
  • A programme of building wheelchair-accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches complying with PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR), built as stock , has been announced