The government has given the go ahead for category B licence holders to operate heavier vans, so long as the vehicles run on alternative fuel. Under the new legislation, which came into force this week, category B drivers [car] will be eligible to drive vans weighing between 3.5 and 4.25 tonnes that are powered by either electricity, natural gas, LPG or hydrogen. The driver must also have completed at least five hours of additional training, which can only be provided […]
Volvo Trucks has put the first two of its all-electric FLs into service with Swedish recycling firm Renova and general haulage company TGM.
A new ‘split cycle’ engine that uses liquid nitrogen to achieve thermodynamic performance is claimed to save operators up to £9,000 per truck each year and slash harmful tailpipe emissions.
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.