Volta Trucks has unveiled its running prototype chassis of the Zero – the first purpose-built, fully electric 16-tonne truck. Designed and built using the proposed production specification frame and drivetrain components of the finished vehicle, the Volta Zero includes a high-voltage battery supplied by Proterra, as well as the compact eAxle – an integrated rear axle, electric motor and transmission unit from Meritor. The prototype chassis is due to start a testing programme on proving grounds soon, with the knowledge […]
The DfT is to hold a zero-emission vehicle summit in Birmingham this September.
A £19.3bn plan to install overhead charging cables for electric lorries on the slow lanes of the UK’s motorways, which could help the UK meet its 200 zero carbon emissions target, has been published this week. If the plans get government approval a £80m pilot programme could to be rolled out along 40 miles of the M180 between the A156 and the M18 in South Yorkshire. The site has been earmarked because of its high levels of HGV traffic from […]
Building materials and construction firm Tarmac UK has reached a major milestone in its commitment to shift its entire fleet to Euro-6 standards by the end of this year.