Swedish technology startup Volta Trucks will partner with Sheffield-based Magtec to develop the prototype of its fully electric truck. Magtec will be responsible for designing and manufacturing the electric drive system of Volta’s prototype truck, which will be unveiled early summer 2020. Founded in May 2019 by CEO Carl-Magnus Norden and CTO Kjell Walöen and headquartered in Stockholm, Volta is developing fully electric trucks for commercial use within and around urban areas. Its aim is to ensure safety by design, […]
Is a trans-Pennine tunnel really a viable option? How can capacity challenges across major freight routes such as the M62 corridor be tackled? What will make large plcs pick cities in northern England to base their warehousing and logistics operations? These topics and more will be debated at the Freight in the City Spring Summit: Driving Growth in the North on 3 March at Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex).
TfL will hold its third and final public consultation for its Direct Vision Standard (DVS) in January 2019.
Panellists at this year’s Freight in the City Expo have agreed that electric is likely to be the dominant fuel of the future for hauliers but admitted there is “no magic silver bullet” and that the sector will ultimately choose a “blended solution” using a mix of technologies based on the specific requirements of their fleets. Another emerging trend will be the sharing of charging facilities amid increased cooperation among hauliers, one predicted. The event, held at London’s Alexandra Palace […]