Cross River Partnership helps businesses reduce delivery and servicing emissions at Freight in the City Expo


Cross River Partnership is heading to Freight in the City Expo next week to share its collaborative approach to reducing the environmental impact of urban freight deliveries.

It will be highlighting some of the exciting projects it has been co-ordinating in the capital to tackle air quality hotspots.

The Clean Air Villages (CAV) project is a unique government-funded programme in its second year, supporting businesses to reduce emissions from deliveries of goods and services, whilst saving them time and money.

CAV is delivering freight-related solutions in 13 identified air pollution hotspots, across seven London boroughs.

Examples include the upcoming launch of London’s first shared electric vehicle for businesses, expanding cargo bike trials across the boroughs, and the creation of a supplier directory specifically showcasing local business who are delivering via foot, cargo bike, and electric or hybrid-petrol vehicles.

In addition, the Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project has been developed in partnership with UPS, and UK Power Networks, creating ground-breaking new technology that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles without the need for an upgrade to the power supply grid.

Thanks to SEUL, UPS’s Camden depot now has the capacity to electrify and charge its entire central London fleet of 170 vehicles without further costly and disruptive physical grid reinforcements.

Come chat to the CRP team on 6 November at Freight in the City Expo’s Compliance and Knowledge Zone to hear more about the projects and how you could be involved. Freight in the City Expo takes place at London's Alexandra Palace and combines a full day's seminar programme with a vast exhibition of the latest trucks, vans and technology for safe and sustainable urban deliveries. Register today for your free place!

Volvo to showcase FE-Electric 6×2 hook-lift rigid at Freight in the City Expo on 6 November


Volvo Trucks will be displaying a 6x2 hook-lift rigid from its new FE-Electric range at next week’s Freight in the City Expo in London.

The driveline consists of two electric motors with a maximum power of 400kW (330kW continuous) and a Volvo I-Shift 2-speed transmission. Maximum torque from the electric motors is 850Nm and the battery capacity can be optimised to suit individual needs and charging.

Its 26-tonne chassis cab utilises a 240Nm electric PTO with a HIAB ULT18 SL 51 hook-lift to operate its 5.5m Zetterberg Container body.

With a payload capacity of 12,400kg, full air suspension and steered tag axle, Volvo said it is ideal for city refuse collection, construction and other applications in urban conditions.

It also has zero tailpipe emissions and an almost-silent driveline meaning commercial operations can be carried out in the early mornings or late at night, helping reduce congestion at peak traffic times.

The Volvo FE Electric is part of a comprehensive range of electrically powered trucks for city operations, and another strategic step forward for the manufacturer in developing electrified transport solutions.

Also on show for the first time at Freight in the City Expo on 6 November at Alexandra Palace will be Vera - Volvo's autonomous, connected, delivery vehicle.

Register today for your free place at this exciting urban logistics event, which combines a full day's seminar programme with a vast exhibition of the latest commercial vehicles and equipment needed to operate in towns and cities.