Fleet Decarbonisation

Online Roadshow: Birmingham

In partnership with Volvo Trucks

Freight in the City hosted a free online roadshow to help HGV and van operators explore the route they need to take on their journey to decarbonise fleet movements.

The webinar was supported by Birmingham City Council, who shared its own decarbonisation strategy, and Volvo Trucks who brought vehicle technology to life for operators from drop-in biofuels and renewable natural gas, through to electric and hydrogen fuel cells.

The webinar also includes knowledge-sharing sessions from a strong line-up of industry speakers, from parcels giant DPD through to the BVRLA, Energy Saving Trust, Tyseley Energy Park and Zemo Partnership.

Ambition, policy and strategy 

• Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Birmingham City Council: the city's journey towards its ambition of becoming net zero carbon.

• Gloria Esposito, head of sustainability, Zemo Partnership: the government's route map for CVs to achieve zero-carbon emissions.

• David Horsfall, director, Tyseley Energy Park: the role of public-access refuelling and how this can help local firms trial cleaner fuels.

Operating factors 

• John Comer, product manager, Volvo Trucks: overview of the wide range of new technology and fuels on the market and under development for commercial vehicles.

• Colin Smith, programme manager, Energy Saving Trust: support tools in place to help operators take their first steps in decarbonising their fleets.

• Catherine Bowen, senior policy advisor, BVRLA: the role of leasing and rental in helping operators make the transition away from diesel.

• Olly Craughan, head of CSR, DPD Group UK: parcels firm DPD shares knowledge from its own drive to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet through adopting new technology and operating practices.

Q&A and discussion: Making zero carbon emissions a reality for all fleets, large and small.