2020 may be the year when battery electric vehicles some of age and what have been until now largely prototypes start to become mainstream, according to speakers in the Tech Talk sessions at the 2019 Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace last week. Swedish start up Volta – not to be confused with Volvo or Voltia who were also at FiTC – is aiming to put close-to-production spec demonstration versions of its 18-tonne full battery electric truck […]
Sainsbury’s is to begin trials with two all-electric vans, an LDV EV80 the supermarket has dubbed Evie, which is already on the road, and a BD Auto e-Ducato, due to be delivered in May, named Stevie.
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 […]
Brigade Electronics’ Quiet Vehicle Sounder was recognised as the innovation of the year at the Motor Transport Awards 2019 for being an elegantly simple solution to warning vulnerable road users of the approach of a quiet vehicle