Ten Nissan eNV2000s spearhead Westminster operation.

News this week DPD opened its all-electric parcel depot in the heart of Westminster and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.

Dwain McDonald, CEO of DPD commented, ‘This is a hugely significant announcement for us with Westminster set to be the first of a series of all-electric DPD depots.’

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John Lewis Partnership announces ambitious plan for reducing HGV emissions during Green GB Week on Tuesday. All John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners heavy delivery trucks will be switched to low-carbon biomethane-powered versions by 2028, cutting HGV emissions by over 80%

Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, 'The UK has led the world in cutting emissions whilst growing our economy.

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Birmingham declaration committing the signing governments to the vision of a zero emission future for transport.

Prime Minister Theresa May

Transport must be de-carbonised. With the aim of making a decisive impact on road transport emissions, we will take concrete steps to: Accelerate the transition to low emission vehicles...

Prime Minister Theresa May this week signed the ‘BIRMINGHAM DECLARATION ON ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES’ 

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DfT report Sunday Sept 9th, clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles.

IOC are supporting the green badge of honour for final mile, last mile express delivery.

If it's got a green number plate, it’s a clean air van; DfT propose new plate colours to identify the clean air vehicles, and the PM is showcasing all things clean air this week in summits on Tuesday and Wednesday.

IOC have long committed to LoCITY and have been in talks with GLA, DEFRA and other cities including Manchester to find clean air final mile solutions.

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Mayor, TfL and the Met launch the "boldest-ever plan" to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads.

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have this week published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out bold and ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s transport network.

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Rich in operator discussion at the heart of low emission solutions for light vehicles, cargo bikes and small vans

Lomas opened with a pineapple example of supply chain delivered to the door in the exploding e-retail final mile client chain.

Rob Scott Greater London Hire, GLH, ‘We all need to be more joined up with a common view of clean air.

Sam Clarke Gnewt, ‘It's crazy not to have parking next to charge points.

Kevin Valentine, Addison Lee, ‘You need to scale up the rapid charges really fast.'

June sunshine, football fever as TfL LoCITY light vehicle group packed the Broadway TfL building in SW1, no seats left in the house, operators talking real delivery of clean air included, CitySprint, Addison Lee, Ocado and UPS as frank exchanges detailed the understanding of real world steps, for April 2019 ULEZ and what was going to be beyond.

 

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With National Clean Air Day 21st June falling in the middle of Ride to Work Week 18th – 24th June, Institute of Couriers CEO, Tracey Worth thought it was a good opportunity to highlight the part motorcycles play in reducing congestion and air pollution in the UK.

IOC President Viscount, Lord Falkland was on two wheels for a week in parliament and took the opportunity during Harriet Harman's speech to announce he was commuting to the Lords on a motorcycle.

From GLA Clean Air conference at City Hall to a Manchester meeting, Tracey took to two wheels for her commute.

Great fun on a very smart red Ducati two wheeler that was an easy machine to handle in both the city traffic and the urban roads.

With a pair of panniers the bike would be at home on final mile deliveries but this trip was just between meetings. It was quick, economical and delivered a clean air solution.

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London's City Hall for the Commercial EV Trial – One Year In Event.

At home in the dome of glass with vistas from the Tower of London to HMS Belfast talking clean air at the heart of the govt of London with GLA in City Hall and express folk including Addison Lee, CitySprint, GLH, Hermes, Premier, TNT, ZE Cargo.

IOC chair of electric group Sam Clarke Gnewt delivering the keynote vehicle speech. Patrick Feehily, ‘We need to get smarter about when and where we get local energy’ Christina Calderato spoke LoCITY, ‘we are helping fleets prepare for ULEZ.’ Venn Chesterton talked innovate UK project on freight trials and asked the question 'how clean is gas for alternative fuels?’.Andy Steele, delivered the results of the EV Trial one year in. ‘Smaller vehicles in the trial got to park close to delivery locations while larger vehicles had to park further away.

Daniel Barratt,  The London Mayor's Special Smart Energy lead for the Greater London Authority chaired the event at City Hall SE1 overlooking Tower Bridge.

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IOC chair of electric vehicle group, Sam Clarke is looking at green beyond the power train.

Gnewt Cargo is participating in a trial to investigate whether ‘parcel porters’ could help reduce carbon emissions from delivery vans.

Researchers from four universities are delivering the project, in which porters will meet with van drivers at the kerbside and receive pre-prepared bags of parcels to deliver to homes and offices on foot.

It is expected that this could reduce the amount of time vans spend out on delivery, thus improving local air pollution due to the decreased mileage per round.

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The IOC was on hand as LoCity opened their Fuels In Action roadshow today at Kempton Park racecourse.

A rich mix of alternative fuel providers and users were there to advise future fuel best practice and recount early-days experience with the current crop of alt-fuel tech.

A full house; five hundred registered guests at the Heathrow logistics hot-spot. An explanation of all things clean air for the pending ULEZ regs, April 2019. Alternative fuels is an answer to clean air, but driver training and consolidating deliveries is also the answer.

There was a big speaker line-up; three parallel seminars, all opened by TRL, the govt's Transport Research Laboratory. Operator speakers then took charge to talk real world experience of the new style vehicles. CitySprint spoke about refuelling hydrogen and new IOC fellow Jacquie O'Donovan talked about getting the most miles out of electric in the cold weather with the heaters on.

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