Round-Up: DfT charger map, Peugeot fleet deal, FTA launches van policy group

DfT publishes charger map

EV charging point investec

The Department for Transport has published a map showing where publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging points are located.

The data is sourced from Zap Map and shows that 100 local authorities with fewer than 10 public charging devices per 100,000 population.

The data shows that London is currently leading the electric vehicle infrastructure revolution nationally, with almost 4,000 public electric vehicle charging devices installed in the region. Scotland has more than 1,500 charging devices, with the North West, South East and South West regions just behind. In these regions Glasgow City, Manchester and Liverpool cities, and Milton Keynes are amongst the best performing local authorities, the DfT said.

“Your postcode should play no part in how easy it is to use an electric car, and I’m determined electric vehicles become the new normal for drivers,” said transport secretary, Grant Shapps.  “The clear gaps in provision are disappointing and to help increase the provision of charging locations, the Government is offering grants for the installation of chargepoints on the street, in work and at home. We are also offering grants to lower the upfront cost of these cars so everyone is able to experience the benefits.”

Barron McCann takes on Peugeots

Barron McCann fleet deal

IT services specialist provider Barron McCann has taken delivery of a fleet of 80 Peugeot cars that will be used across the company’s UK business. The order, includes 68 308 SW models that will be used by the company’s engineers and 12 3008 SUV models that will be used by Barron McCann’s team leaders.

Richard Johnson, leader, procurement and supply chain, said: “Our customers expect and deserve the very highest service levels and a modern, well-maintained vehicle fleet plays a critical role in delivering that performance.  Each vehicle is equipped with technology which helps us to reduce travelling time and distance, provides driving efficiency recommendations, and minimises emissions when queueing in busy areas.”

The Freight Transport Association has launched a dedicated Van Policy Working Group in order to discuss key policy compliance issues facing van drivers and “seek to ignite change within the sector.”

FTA launches van policy group

Delivery Vans

The Freight Transport Association, has launched a Van Policy Working Group. The group, comprises of 41 leaders within the sector and will discuss the key policy compliance issues facing van drivers and “seek to ignite change within the sector.”

Elizabeth de Jong, director of UK policy at FTA, said: “As the number of vans on the UK’s roads continues to soar, it is vital the interests of individuals and businesses operating these vehicles are represented with stakeholders and government. The creation of a Van Policy Working Group reinforces FTA’s commitment to the market.  As logistics needs change, and vans become increasingly important to UK PLC, this will mean FTA is perfectly placed to lead this sector forwards to even greater success.”