Volkswagen has taken another step to integrate its MAN and Scania truck brands, creating a new holding company devoted solely to commercial vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz said its Econic municipal chassis is soon to be offered with an 8-speed PowerShift automated gearbox as an alternative to the current 6-speed Allison automatic box. This will provide further scope for the Econic to be used in a wider urban role – such as distribution, tipper and mixer duties and as a skip-handler – in addition to its primarily intended purpose as a refuse collection vehicle (RCV). Its low driving position and large glazed areas meet the demand […]
An electric range-extended low-emission 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle made its public debut at the CV Show last week, attracting an “over-whelming positive response” according to its maker. Tevva Motors, (originally Teva Motors) was set up by Israeli entrepreneur Asher Bennett in 2012 to develop an electric range-extended 7.5-tonne truck. The prototype, competed in January, attracted “lots of interest and an over-whelming positive response” at the CV Show, according to Tevva’s business project manager Richard Lidstone-Scott. Claiming pure battery-electric trucks are […]
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
The first Euro-6 Iveco Eurocargo middleweight trucks will appear on UK roads in the next month or so. No matter what their load, they will also be carrying a good deal of responsibility for Iveco’s fortunes. Eurocargo accounts for over half of all the trucks (6-tonne GVW or more) Iveco sells in the UK, so the model is central to the brand’s success here.
Iveco has unveiled its Euro-6 Eurocargo line up, which follows the Italian manufacturer’s SCR-only policy, with larger four and six-cylinder engines and up to 11,000 ex-factory variations of engine, transmission and chassis options.
Michelin is introducing a fuel-saving programme for truck operators, offering a money-back guarantee if those savings do not materialise.
With Mercedes giving its latest Atego its first public airing in Birmingham this week and Daf Trucks choosing the NEC for the world debut of its new LF and CF ranges, the CV Show packs more clout than usual this year.
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.
Scania has taken the unusual step of introducing second-generation Euro-6 engines nine months before Euro-6 emissions legislation is fully implemented at the end of this year.