HGV manufacturers are calling for an EU-wide introduction of 32 metre long high-capacity vehicles to help cut emissions. In a paper published this week the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) argued that high capacity vehicles, which are designed to carry twice as much freight as standard trucks, should be allowed to travel on designated parts of the EU road network. High-capacity vehicles in the form of European Modular System (EMS) combinations are already allowed in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, most German […]
A mandatory 20% cut to CO2 emissions for new trucks by 2025 is “excessively aggressive” and will slow the production process in Europe, manufacturers have warned.
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
New truck cab designs will include larger windscreens and have more streamlined bodies after MEPs passed a law to do away with ‘brick-shaped’ lorries.