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. […]
The fleet of electric commercial vehicles on British roads will jump by hundreds and perhaps thousands in the next two to five years as some of the biggest logistics companies put their faith in battery power, especially in the cities, in the wake of rapid improvements in range and payload, writes Selwyn Parker.
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”.
A bin lorry at the end of its normal working life has been repowered with a zero-emission, all-electric motor for a trial taking place in Greenwich, London.