The EU Parliament has given its final approval to new rules forcing the establishment of more electric vehicle recharging points and alternative fuel stations across Europe. In a vote on 15 April, it agreed to establish a new directive that will oblige member states to submit minimum proposed levels of refuelling and recharging stations, with EU wide standards including the use of common plugs for electric vehicles and standardised refuelling equipment for hydrogen and natural gas. Under EC proposals, just […]
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.
Early indications suggest that the larger 15.65m longer semi-trailer size is proving a more popular option than its 14.6m counterpart in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) ten-year trial of the new lengths, announced last December. According to the DfT, “two or three” companies have returned their allowance of the smaller 14.6m design and MT has learnt the government is now permitting firms to swap allocations them between themselves, or even give them away as long as no business trials more […]