Part of the Mayor of London’s plans to cut air pollution is to work with freight companies to reduce the number of lorries on London’s roads. Commercial freight vehicles represent 30 per cent of all traffic in central London and make an estimated 281,000 journeys per day.
To address this, the Mayor has teamed up with Gnewt Cargo on a project to test the performance of electric delivery vans in central London without adversely contributing to the air pollution problem. Gnewt Cargo is an established electric delivery specialist operating last mile deliveries. This two-year trial will test a set of innovative new vans which will be added to their existing fleet of fully electric vehicles. The trial vans' emissions performance will be tested against comparable diesel delivery vans using smart Fleet Carma telemetry technology.
The trial is also supported by LoCITY, a programme led by TfL that brings together freight operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and the public sector to stimulate the uptake in low emission commercial vehicles. LoCITY will provide technical expertise throughout the project.