- Vehicle trial aims to deliver reductions of between 95% and 100% in polluting emissions
- Powerful partnership will support the future development of electric vehicles for the supply chain
- Trial of vehicles operating from Urban Distribution Hub will be model for future electric trucks introduction across UK network
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK February 10th 2020 – CEVA Logistics in the UK is using its Urban Distribution Hub at Dartford, Kent to undertake an electric vehicle trial for lorries delivering into central London. It also has become the first partner in Tevva’s electrify initiative, which aims to support companies to research electric vehicle technology for the supply chain. Using real-world operational data, it aims to offer practical solutions for companies looking to use electric vehicles in their fleets.
Ongoing Commitment to Emission Reduction
The introduction of electric trucks into its fleet is a key part of CEVA's ongoing commitment to reducing emissions in the supply chain. It has partnered with Tevva, a UK-based developer of modular electrification systems for medium duty commercial vehicles, to undertake trials of the equipment to research which can deliver the best results.
The overall aim of this 3-6 month trial is to find ways to reduce the impact of commercial vehicles in air, noise and congestion. Two 12 tonne vehicles will operate from Dartford to provide daily, central London deliveries to Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. One of the vehicles has a chill/refrigeration unit within it, and the other is a standard layout truck.
Shaping the Future –planning to introduce Additional Electric Vehicles
The telematics-based data produced by the trial will enable both CEVA Logistics and Tevva to accurately understand how the vehicles can be used in the future to meet customer demands. All the research generated by the trial and the Tevva electrify initiative as a whole will be used to shape the next steps around the introduction of more electric vehicles and of what type into the company's fleet.
The trial also supports the Transport for London (TfL) FreightLab initiative, which aims to tackle congestion and keep goods moving in London and in which CEVA Logistics is a launch partner.
Says Mathieu Friedberg, CEVA Logistics CEO: "With this ambitious trial and partnership, CEVA Logistics contributes to the CMA CGM Group’s leadership in the energy transition of the industry, with a strategy combining operational performance and environmental excellence. We look forward to other like-minded companies joining us on the path to environmental excellence.”
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About CEVA Logistics
CEVA Logistics, a global asset-light third-party logistics company, designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Its integrated network in Freight Management and Contract Logistics spans more than 160 countries. Approximately 78,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services. CEVA is a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com