Decisions by France and Germany to build domestic battery plants for electric vehicles will drive down the costs of the technology in HGVs, according to industry analysts. The announcement by the two European countries that they will invest in battery cell production plants in their own countries in order to protect the industry from Asian rivals, comes as Volvo Trucks handed over its first two fully electric lorries to companies in Germany. A refuse truck was delivered to waste and […]
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has set its sights on the European market with plans to launch a range of electric trucks later this year.
At the recent FT Future of Mobility summit, National Grid project director for electric vehicles Graeme Cooper presented on the future of road transport. Motor Transport caught up with him to take a more detailed look at the role of the grid in enabling electric vehicle charging.
Justin Laney (pictured), general manager of central transport for John Lewis, believes the Siemens eHighway system is the most viable long-term solution for delivering electric power to HGVs.