September 28th launch date confirmed

Leeds City Council has confirmed that the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) will go live on 28 September this year

IOC are talking to Leeds on van scrappage deal values similar to TfL; there is a vehicle checker launched, more details below.


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The government is consulting on the introduction of E10 – a lower carbon fuel – at filling stations across the UK.

Focused on petrol, drivers across the UK could soon be filling up their cars with a greener, lower emission fuel, DfT announced today (Wed 4th March).

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· DPD and MAN agree deal for the UK's first 100 eTGE electric vans;

· DPD will have the largest 3.5t electric van fleet in the UK;

· Deal follows 300 Nissan electric vans announced in January.


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Clean air comes to express final mile.

The largest single UK commercial EV van order to date;

CEO hails ‘landmark day' in the transition to more sustainable transport models;

First batch of new Nissan e-NV200 vans heading to DPD depots this week;

All 300 vehicles to be on the road by May 2020;

DPD on target to have over 500 EVs by the end of the year.

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DfT - Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps,

We want to make electric vehicles the new norm, and ensuring drivers have convenient places to charge is key to that. By doubling funding again for chargepoints on streets where people live and opening up data we are helping drivers easily locate and use affordable, reliable chargepoints whether at home or on the road.

· funding for chargepoints on residential streets doubled again to ensure postcode plays no part in how easy it is to use an electric vehicle.

· real-time information could also be made available, helping cut waiting times by showing which chargepoints are currently being used.

· in future open data on public chargepoints would allow for information to be added to sat navs and travel apps

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DfT, Secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps,

Whether you’re making deliveries, commuting to work or travelling on a family getaway, we want that journey to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible.

New funding will help encourage innovative technology using today’s waste to power tomorrow’s green transport revolution, helping us reach a cleaner and greener future.

Date for the next TfL LoCITY, clean air van group is Feb 11th, all van operators welcome.

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a Friday look at final mile this week with a visit to DPD UK in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

The PM met IOC fellow, DPD boss, Dwain McDonald and discussed DPD plans for an all-electric fleet of vehicles, new infrastructure investment and job creation.


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Green Fleet awards for IOC fellows – medium and large fleet wins

Institute of Couriers fellows were centre stage at this weeks Green Fleet awards for both medium and large fleet.

Graham Thomas Ocado took the large fleet win.

IOC chair of electric vehicle group, Sam Clarke Gnewt Menzies took fleet win for medium size fleet


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Launch of EAV P1 cargo bike.

DPD UK has taken delivery of the first 10 EAV P1 Electric assist cargo bikes - the result of a partnership with Oxford-based manufacturer EAV.

IOC fellow, Dwain McDonald, DPD UK's CEO commented,

The P1 is an absolutely amazing vehicle and we are immensely proud to be technical partners alongside EAV on this unique project. This is an entirely new type of vehicle and is designed specifically to meet the current challenges for delivery firms in the urban environment.


Five of the unique bio-mechanical hybrid electric-assisted pedal bikes are currently being tested on the streets of London, York and Newbury, while the other five are being shipped to DPD UK business units in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France to help support British manufacturing and exporting abroad.

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Framing the key issues, Leeds needs to be bold.

Clean air Cargo cycle solution for final mile

Where can we park them?

Leeds City Council voted to pass a motion declaring a climate emergency in March 2019 and committed to become carbon neutral by 2030.

IOC were in the Northern Powerhouse ‘Join the Big Leeds climate conversation’ Leeds, ‘ready to be ambitious and bold for clean air final mile, a city already holding a reputation for delivering home based charging for their council electric vehicle drivers.

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