UPS has begun testing autonomous electric ‘shifters’ to move semi-trailers and containers at its advanced technology hub in London. During the initial phase, UPS said it would operate the vehicles with drivers in the cab to evaluate efficiencies but later this year it would start autonomous driving operations. The Gaussin electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions and include battery swap technology, which enables the shifters to be operated day and night as discharged batteries are immediately replaced with a fully […]
The offer period for the proposed merger of UPS and TNT Express has once again been extended. Following an exemption granted by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), the period has been extended until one week after competition clearances have been obtained from regulators, the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The clearances are not expected to be issued before the end of the current offer period on 9 November. The latest extension will see the […]
The IVECO manufacturing facility in Ulm, Germany, is to be the production hub for the Nikola TRE battery electric and fuel-cell electric heavy-duty truck models.
DAF is partnering with Dutch technology firm VDL Groep to produce a fully electric CF truck.