More Award Success for FREVUE11th December 2017 / Posted by Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer
We are thrilled that on 23rd November CRP’s FREVUE project has won a second award: the National Air Quality Award for the Freight Transport Initiative of the Year 2017!
The National Air Quality Awards are organised by AirQualityNews.com in partnership with Daimler Trucks. In the category Freight Transport Air Quality Initiative of the Year the following organisations were shortlisted: CNG Fuels for saving tonnes in CO2 emissions for HGV fleets; Croydon Council for their work on air quality and freight; Kuehne+Nagel for their Whitbread Clean Fuel Food Logistics as well as CRP’s FREVUE project. Winning this second award comes on the back of the LowCVP Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year Award in October.
The 4.5-year FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) project that was finalised in September 2017 deployed 80 fully electric freight vehicles (EFVs) across a range of logistics operations in eight European cities. The vehicles ranged from car-derived vans of under 3.5 tonnes to highly innovative 18-tonne trucks. In London, 16 UPS diesel delivery trucks were converted to electric as part of the project and are still in operation today. In addition, Clipper Logistics deployed a 10-tonne delivery truck from the Regent Street Crown Estate consolidation centre in central London. The overall project was co-ordinated by CRP.