Category: Climate Change

Demand for winter tyres set to increase

Once again the demand for winter tyres from commercial vehicle fleets is on the increase and Kwik-Fit, who won an award last year for their comprehensive service, is still recognised as one of the best in the industry.
Kwik-Fit Fleet only started their winter tyre programme in 2010 and because it was so successful they are repeating the initiative again this winter. The service includes offering fleets a hotel style facility to store all of their summer tyres when the weather is at its worst. The [...]

Motorists warned to be wary of big winter storm

Motorists in Scotland have been asked to only make journeys that are absolutely necessary today as a Met Office weather warning puts the whole of Scotland on alert.
The Met Office issued a red warning, their highest alert, during the night and said the next 24 hours will bring the most severe weather so far this winter. The winds will bring snow and rain, and in a bid to avoid the chaos that ensued last year, emergency services are bringing in extra staff. Storms are already [...]

Capital commercial van drivers offered deal by Vauxhall

The changes to the LEZ (London Low Emission Zone) are less then seven months away and Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles are offering any owner of an older van the chance to take advantage of the special discounts on offer from their range.
From January next year all vans which are 3.5 tonnes and below and were registered as new before January 02 will no longer have the luxury of being exempt from daily London Low Emission Zone charges. Vauxhall want to help the owners of commercial [...]

Council’s low-emission vehicles go on show at public event

Councils throughout West Yorkshire are going ahead with their plans to extend the fleet of electric and other environmentally friendly vehicles. Leeds council recently took a delivery of five electric-powered Transit vans and Wakefield council has an order for seven new vehicles.
Later this week Leeds will be taken over by 30 low-emission vehicles which will be parked on Millennium Square. The council organised this free low-emission vehicle exhibition, which is open to members the public. The event is part a promotion of low emissions vehicles.
The [...]

Evaluation tool to help further reduce CO2 emissions

The ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association), based in Belgium, have said that commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe are developing an evaluation tool which will calculate real life emissions ahead of purchase.
The CO2 emissions from  a commercial vehicle will vary depending on the size and shape of the vehicle and also on the amount of work it does, for example how much is carried, how far the vehicle will be travelling and how fast, how many times will it be starting and stopping as well as [...]