The government must not neglect commercial vehicles in its push to upgrade electric charging infrastructure, a leading vehicle manufacturer has said. At the opening of parliament earlier this week (21 June), the Queen announced legislation that “will be introduced to ensure the United Kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars”. Iveco’s alternative fuels director Martin Flach said that the move was welcome but that it was important the government did not focus solely on electric cars. […]
Bob Lowden has been appointed as UK MD at Iveco, succeeding Claudio Zanframundo.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]
As the UK’s natural gas refuelling network grows giving operators more choice of where to fill up, some stations using more expensive refuelling technology may be forced to close, experts have warned.