Decarbonisation is a high priority for businesses operating vans of any fleet size, and to support this, Logistics UK has announced a session dedicated to exploring the future of vans at its upcoming Future Logistics Conference, part of the much-anticipated free Innovation and Technology in Transport ITT Hub event.

To be held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 30 June 2021 and 1 July 2021, the Vans – Future Vehicles and Future Fuels session will take place on the first day of the conference – Wednesday 30 June 2021 – from 3pm-4pm.

“While new electric vans are emerging onto the market, challenges remain surrounding costs, infrastructure and payload. This in-depth session – which will include speakers such as Peter Harris, International Sustainability Director at UPS – will explore the various factors to be considered by operators before procuring their next set of vehicles and will prompt operators to consider the right path for their individual operations,” said Michelle Gardner, Logistics UK’s Head of Public Policy.

ITT Hub will showcase more than 150 exhibitors and will feature The Electric Mobility Theatre by Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone, plus the first ever live edition of EV Café supported by myenergi. Leading van manufacturers Iveco, Mercedes, Fiat Professional, Harris Maxus, and Ford will also be attending the event and a unique Ride & Drive opportunity will allow visitors the chance to try out the UK’s most cutting-edge trucks, vans, buses, coaches, bikes and autonomous vehicles on a two mile roadway at the exhibition and conference. More than 30 speakers will be presenting at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference, including British Astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG.

All visitors wanting to demo a vehicle will need to pre-arrange a test drive with the exhibitor at the event and have their driving licence checked and approved at the Licence Bureau stand on site. All participants must have a valid DQC.

In line with the current government guidelines, ITT Hub 2021 falls within Step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Visitors can plan with peace of mind and are advised to register now. The organisers and venue have taken great care to implement safe Covid compliant measures for attendees.