DFDS will be the first operator to use autonomous vehicle, Vera, in a delivery operation on public roads, Volvo Trucks’ has said. The fully electric, connected vehicle will be used to transport containers from a DFDS distribution centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the date Vera will enter full service has not yet been named, a Volvo Trucks spokesman confirmed to motortransport.co.uk that trials were already underway. Revealed last year, Vera is designed for repetitive assignments in logistics […]
Christian Coolsaet has been appointed MD of Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland.
Asda has ordered the largest ever number of HGVs running on renewable fuels in the UK, with 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units delivered in the run-up to Christmas.
There can be no mistaking that the brand and reputation of diesel as a fuel for commercial vehicles has been damaged in recent years. Indeed, one effect of the 2015 ‘Dieselgate’ scandal has been to shine a light not just on diesel cars, but on all diesel-powered vehicles and the significant part played by their oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions in affecting urban air quality.