The Mayor of London and Gnewt Cargo secured funding from Innovate UK in 2017 to run a commercial electric vehicle trial. The trial ran until the end of December 2019 and evaluated the performance, impact and commercial viability of using electric vehicles for last-mile deliveries in central London.
Find out more about the trial here.
This report addresses the key barriers to wider adoption of electric vans within London, with many of the views expressed and solutions proposed obtained from stakeholders through direct engagement.
This report addresses the baseline exercise carried out using hired diesel vehicles (Nissan NV200 and Fiat Ducato) of an equivalent size to the electric vans to be used in this trial.
Charging Infrastructure and Network Analysis Report
This report evaluates the performance and describes the charging requirements and the grid impact of the project trial. It also details early findings from the data collected on the existing fleet and trial vehicles.
Charging Infrastructure and Grid Analysis Report Refresh
This report presents the grid and network implications of electric vehicle (EV) uptake by a London delivery fleet, updating the previous report on this topic.
Operational Costs and Environmental Benefits Assessment
This report provides an assessment of the relative operational costs and emission benefits of introducing electric LGVs across different scales.
Operational Costs and Environmental Benefits - Refresh
This report provides an update to the initial assessment in March 2018 of the relative commercial costs and socio-environmental benefits of operating electric Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) across different business models.
Quarterly Environmental Update Reports
Each report focuses on air pollutant savings for each quarter, presented in terms of vehicle exhaust emissions of oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and carbon dioxide.
This report concentrates on the analysis of data (e.g. distance travelled etc.) collected from the Fleetcarma telematics system over the trial of larger, modified EVs of a comparable size to diesel vans.
The Final Report consolidates the trial’s key findings, drawing insights from the previously published reports, plus full vehicle evaluations.
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