Yorkshire duo Magtec and Paneltex are now ready to put their 7.5-tonne electric truck into series production. The zero-emission truck, which was on show at this week’s Cenex-LCV event at Millbrook, is based on an Isuzu N75 chassis. It has a payload of 3.4 tonnes, with a range on one charge of between 80 and 140 miles, making it capable of a full day’s typical urban distribution usage. The battery pack is also rapid-charge ready if a top-up is required. […]
Commercial vehicles have “a very big role” to play in reducing road transport carbon emissions in the future, according to the head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after an event this week (29 January) marking the tenth anniversary of the public-private partnership, LCVP MD Andy Eastlake said both light and heavy commercial vehicles would play their parts in cutting emissions. To his end, LCVP is currently working on the development of a strategy to encourage […]
MAN Truck and Bus enjoyed its best year for truck sales for a decade in 2018 but speaking at a press conference yesterday UK MD Thomas Hemmerich warned that the “legislative environment going forward is hard to read so is more challenging than before”.
If Elon Musk can send a car into space on reusable rocket boosters, then surely a down-to-earth electric truck travelling 500 miles on a single charge isn’t beyond the capabilities of today’s engineers?