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Depot electrification to be discussed at next Van Policy Working Group


As the mammoth challenge of decarbonising road transport becomes ever more urgent, Logistics UK will discuss the feasibility of depot electrification at its next Van Policy Working Group on 9 June 2021.

Guest speakers will be discussing how to mitigate the cost of upgrading the power supply to commercial vehicle depots.

“We are very much looking forward to inviting guest speakers to the next Van Policy Working Group to discuss this major challenge for commercial van operators looking to electrify their fleets,” said Denise Beedell, Policy Manager – Vans and Urban. “One of the barriers with upgrading van fleets at scale to electric is making certain there is sufficient power at the depot and this can be a costly business if an upgrade is required. Finding cost-effective ways to electrify a commercial depot is a key part of fleet decarbonisation and I fully expect some lively debate to follow our guest speaker’s presentation.”

Other topics for discussion on the agenda include the EU Mobility Package, the Category B driving licence derogation for alternatively fuelled vehicles, plus an update on van manufacturing.

Logistics UK members who would like to join the next Van Policy Working Group are invited to contact Denise Beedell.

*www.logistics.org.uk/membership/logisticsuk-councils/van-policy-working-group

Published On: 27/05/2021 17:00:57

 

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