Recent figures from business intelligence firm JATO revealed an astounding rise in global demand for electric vehicles, with sales of non-hybrid cars increasing by 92% over a 12-month period. This is perhaps the clearest sign yet that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are finally a viable alternative in the consumer sector. The factors making this possible include the improvements being made to battery technology, greater infrastructural rollout, and encouragement from policy-makers responding to an intensified public discussion about climate change and […]
Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from shipping and logistics giant DFDS.
Calor has acquired a battery electric 7.5 tonne Mitubishi FUSO eCanter to deliver bottled butane and propane to customers in central London.
The TRATON group, which includes Scania and MAN, believes the EU’s target of cutting carbon emissions from heavy trucks over 16 tonnes by 15% by 2025 can be achieved largely with conventional engine technology but the much tougher target of a 30% reduction by 2030 will require significant sales of alternative drive trains, mainly battery electric.