CEVA Logistics is undertaking an electric vehicle trial at its Urban Distribution Hub in Dartford, Kent.
The trial aims to find ways of reducing the impact of commercial vehicle movements and will focus particularly on electric trucks delivering into central London.
It has been made possible thanks to CEVA becoming the first partner of electric truck manufacturer Tevva’s Electrify six-month vehicle loan initiative.
Over a three to six month period, two 12 tonne Tevva vehicles will operate from Dartford making daily deliveries to Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. One of the vehicles has a chill/refrigeration unit within it, and the other is a standard layout truck.
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.
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.