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Data could accelerate public sector's green transition

VEV and Whitespace call on local authority to use telematics and energy data when planning service vehicle fleet upgradwes

Mark Moran
17 April 2024
Refuse collection vehicles are amongst the largest carbon emitters on UK roads – up to 600g CO2 per kilometre when fully laden

 

UK councils should leverage data analysis to achieve cost-effective transition of refuse collection vehicles to electric power. This is the message from VEV, a provider of fleet electrification solutions, and Whitespace, a software solutions provider for waste collection operations.

With over 300 UK councils having declared climate emergencies in recent years according to the Local Government Association, electrification of carbon-intensive fleets is critical. However, without robust data...

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