Driving innovation in urban freight

In association with Renault Trucks

Watch on demand 

Our first broadcast, Driving innovation in urban freight, supported by Renault Trucks took place on Thursday 11 February and is now available to watch on demand.

You’ll hear from Transport for London’s innovation team about the exciting freight trials underway in the capital, as well as learn about the latest developments in electric delivery vehicles from vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks. Leading brewer Carlsberg also highlighted some of the steps they are taking to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet movements in and around urban areas.



Rikesh Shah, Head of Commercial Innovation, TFL

Rikesh leads Transport for London’s award winning market innovation activity to create new value for London by working with start-ups, corporates, academia, accelerators and venture capitalists. He was responsible for creating TfL’s first Innovation Hub. The Hub sets out the organisation’s key problem statements, bringing in the best innovators from across the world, piloting and scaling innovative solutions with the potential to commercialise, as well as establishing the right culture in the company focusing on agility and design thinking to work with market innovators who either have a new mobility product or an innovative idea to help solve an existing city challenges through new technologies.

Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK and Ireland

Appointed in October 2018, one of Carlos' key focuses is to drive the brand’s electromobility journey, with a full Electric Range of Renault Trucks vehicles available from 3.1T to 26T now a reality. For Carlos, making the decarbonisation of the road industry sustainable is the only way to achieve the required reductions in GHG emissions. With his background in finance, Carlos knows that the equation will not be easy to solve, but believes that today we already have the component parts to answer some of the challenges, and are now on the journey to fossil-free, sustainable transport.

Thomas Stalder VP Integrated Supply Chain, Carlsberg Feldschlossen