Daimler Trucks is to begin trials of its 40-tonne Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel cell truck in 2023, with series production starting in the second half of this decade. The vehicle uses liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen, which has a higher density. This gives the vehicle a 1,000km range, which is comparable to that of a diesel-powered truck. Earlier this year Daimler and Volvo Trucks announced details of a collaboration to produce and sell fuel cell systems for heavy-duty trucks. Daimler […]
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
Elddis Transport has put its first urban artic on the road, as an alternative to the 18-tonne rigids it usually operates within towns and cities. Comprising a 10-metre Lawrence David engineered trailer pulled by a Euro-5 New Actros, the configuration was trialled in Manchester earlier this year and provides four additional pallet spaces (20 compared to 16) over a rigid. Elddis will take delivery of more shorter trailers in 2013. It is also due to receive the remaining four New […]
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.