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  • Scania targets urban deliveries with low-entry cab May 17, 2018
    Scania is targeting the urban delivery market with a new low-entry truck cab, the L-Series, which can “kneel” to make it easier to get in and out of. Low entry truck cabs are common on refuse vehicles, but Scania sees demand growing in city delivery operations. Henrik Eng, product director, urban, said: “The L-series really […]
    Maria Highland
  • DAF and VDL show off first electric truck May 17, 2018
    DAF trucks and VDL Groep have partnered to create their first fully electric truck for high volume city distribution with zero emissions. The EV truck is equipped with a 210-kW electric motor and is powered by a 170-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It can travel up to 100km on a full charge and can be quickly […]
    Maria Highland
  • Cummins targets electrics and hybrids with new battery packs May 17, 2018
    Cummins has presented a portfolio of new battery packs and modules for electric and hybrid powertrains. Included in this portfolio is the BP74E (74 kWh battery pack), BP35E (35 kWh battery pack), BM44E (44 kWh battery module) and BM20E (20 kWh battery module). The batteries, designed and built by Cummins, use Li-ion technology with a […]
    Maria Highland
  • RHA demands action on road repairs May 15, 2018
    The Road Haulage Association has called on the government to do more to repair the UK’s crumbling road network. “Currently, many roads are full of cracks waiting to turn into dangerous potholes that can cause collisions,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. “The Government and local authorities must do more to bring the network up […]
    Maria Highland
  • Hyperloop passenger capsule prototype unveiled May 14, 2018
    BMW Group subsidiary Designworks has partnered with Virgin Hyperloop One and the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) to create a prototype design for the hyperloop capsule in Dubai. The first physical full-scale prototype was shown to the public for the first time this month. Designworks aimed to create an interior that is both […]
    Maria Highland
  • Solid-state batteries are game-changers, says Frost & Sullivan May 11, 2018
    The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly and Frost & Sullivan predicts solid-state batteries will present significant growth opportunities for future battery chemistries. Solid state batteries hold an energy density 2.5 times higher than lithium-ion batteries and global EV sales are expected to reach 1.6 million unit sales, reports Frost and Sullivan’s “Global Electric Vehicle […]
    Maria Highland
  • Autonomous vehicle investment vital, says TRL May 10, 2018
    Slow uptake of autonomous vehicles for freight could leave the UK “lagging behind other countries and missing the opportunity to reap the benefits of being a market leader in this technology”, according to a report by TRL for the Cross River Partnership. And the report, entitled “Impact of Autonomous Freight Vehicles in Central London”, stresses […]
    Maria Highland
  • DP World partners with Virgin Hyperloop One May 9, 2018
    DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One have partnered to create DP World Cargospeed which will provide hyperloop-enabled delivery. This will enable a fast, sustainable and efficient solution for the transport of high-priority, on-demand goods such as food and medical supplies. It will expand freight transport capacity by connecting with traditional modes of freight transport. Systems […]
    Maria Highland
  • Budweiser brewer orders 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks May 8, 2018
    Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has ordered up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered artics from the Nikola Motor Company, which will be delivered from 2020. A-B aims to convert its entire long-haul fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry […]
    Maria Highland
  • Marks & Spencer trials nitrogen chilled trailer May 4, 2018
    Marks & Spencer is to trial a liquid nitrogen-powered chilled trailer from Dearman. Dearman will supply Marks & Spencer with a dual compartment Dearman Hubbard fridge unit on a on a refrigerated semi-trailer. This will be operated out of its Hemel Hempstead depot. “Dearman’s impressive liquid nitrogen technology has shown the kind of results it […]
    Maria Highland