CEVA Logistics in electric truck trial

CEVA Logistics UK is to trial electric lorries on runs between its Dartford, Kent hub and central London.

The logistics giant is to work with UK electric truck makers Tevva on its electrify initiative that aims to support companies in researching electric vehicle tech for the supply chain. The scheme uses real-world operational data to offer practical solutions for companies that may be looking to use electric vehicles in their fleets.

Mathieu Friedberg, CEVA Logistics CEO said, “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.”

The aim of the 3-6 month trial is to see how CEVA Logistics can reduce the impact of commercial vehicles on air pollution, noise pollution and congestion. Part of the company’s plans to reduce its carbon footprint, two 12 tonne Tevva lorries are to run between the Dartford hub and Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust sites in central London. One of those has a refrigeration unit while the other is a standard layout truck.