The UK government’s ambitious new climate change target of cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 must involve its backing of fuel cells if it is to achieve net zero, according to hydrogen supporters.
Volvo is preparing to launch three new all-electric FH, FM and FMX HGV models in Europe.
Mercedes-Benz will have its first eActros Long Haul on the road by 2024. It will have a range of around 500kms and a new e-axle with two e-motors of 200kW each, a new HV topology of 800V, which will lead to faster charging capabilities, a payload of 22 tonnes for the 40-tonne truck and the same lifespan plan as diesel of 1.2 million kms over 10 years.
The UK’s first 27-tonne, curtainside battery EV has taken to the roads after construction sector supplier CCF launched the truck and raised the bar on environmental standards.
BOC and Calor Gas’ decision to quit the UK LNG market is a sign of market consolidation in the UK which will only benefit operators in the long term, according to Gasrec chief commercial officer James Westcott.
Gasrec has bought five Bio-LNG refuelling stations and four cryogenic trailers from BOC following the gas firm’s decision to withdraw from the UK LNG market.
A consortium led by HGV drivetrain systems developer Meritor has been awarded £31.9m of government funding to develop a “game changing” heavy duty electric truck.
Hauliers have been forced to park up their LNG-fuelled lorries after gas supplier BOC withdrew from the UK market.
Demand for gas-powered trucks more than doubled last year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and could triple this year as operators and their customers ramp up efforts to meet net zero targets, according to industry experts.
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced a new official conversion partner for its new VN5 electric van.