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Logistics UK webinar to offer fleet electrification support
With the UK government’s transport decarbonisation plan expected to be launched in the coming weeks, emissions reduction must be a key focus for operators across the nation.
The UK became the first major global economy to pass a law that requires it to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, and, in March 2021, the government confirmed that the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel vans will be 2030, with the sales of new hybrid vehicles ending from 2035.
USE OF ELECTRIC VANS GROWS
As a result, there has already been an increase in the uptake of electric Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs). However, as discussed at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference – which took place at the recent ITT Hub – there are many business considerations to be made before making the switch to electric.
SUPPORTING OPERATORS TO MAKE THE SWITCH
To support operators, Logistics UK – along with Van Gold Partner, Lex Autolease – will discuss this topic in more detail at its upcoming free webinar, Creating a sustainable light commercial fleet, to be held on Friday 16 July at 10am.
As green fleet experts, Lex Autolease will help operators to understand how electric vans can fit into their transport operations effectively, with topics to be covered at the webinar to include infrastructure design to support electric use and identifying opportunities to downsize vehicles and maximise utilisation.
Russell Adams, Commercial Vehicle Manager, Lex Autolease, said: “The decision to transition to electric vehicles can often be an overwhelming one. There are many things for operators to consider, such as charging infrastructure, fleet size and the purpose of the fleet. With increasing emphasis being placed on decarbonisation, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to share our expert knowledge and help operators who may be finding this decision challenging.”
Published On: 08/07/2021 16:00:59