Air quality

Two days to go until the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2015

September 7, 2015 Laura Hailstone

In under 48 hours time the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event 2015 will welcome over 2,500 visitors to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for the annual two-day exhibition, seminar and ride & drive experience. Last year’s event set a new record attendance with 2,451 visitors, and this year Cenex is anticipating beating this record. Taking place on 9 and 10 September 2015, the event attracts a range of delegates from the automotive and energy & infrastructure sectors, government & […]

Air quality

Cenex annual low-carbon vehicle expo arrives at Millbrook this week

September 7, 2015 Hayley Pink

Cenex will this week be hosting its annual technology showcasing and networking event for the UK’s low-carbon vehicle community: LCV2015. Opening this Wednesday 9 September, the two-day event takes place at Millbrook and comprises a full seminar programme, a large technology expo with a broad B2B focus, ride and drive opportunities in a test track environment and networking activities. Highlights of the two-day event include: Anna Soubry, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, will be speaking in the main […]

Air quality

Zero-emission refrigeration for CVs on display at Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show

September 3, 2015 Hayley Pink

A zero-emission transport refrigeration system will be showcased at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution show later this month. Clean cold technology firm Dearman is developing a range of zero-emission cold and power technologies that use liquid air engines. The first such technology to come to market will be a clean transport refrigeration system, which it has been developing for the commercial vehicle sector alongside manufacturer Hubbard Products. The system has been on trial since March in a joint project […]

Alternative fuels

Commercially-viable exhaust heat recovery system for trucks under development

September 3, 2015 Hayley Pink

The University of Brighton and engineering company Libertine are developing a commercially-viable exhaust heat recovery system for HGVs. Part-funded by the government through Innovate UK, the heat recovery project uses a pair of Libertine’s linear free-piston expanders to convert waste exhaust heat into electrical power. Dr Rob Morgan (pictured), project lead and reader in the university’s School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics, said: “The free-piston system offers efficiency and cost benefits over conventional turbine and screw expanders, thereby increasing market […]

Air quality

Registration now live for free-of-charge Freight in the City Expo in October

August 27, 2015 Hayley Pink

Registration is now live for this autumn’s free-to-attend Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 27 October. The event comprises a full seminar programme split into three core zones – Clean; Safe; and Quiet & Efficient – as well as a major exhibition area complete with guided tours. A top line-up of vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz / FUSO Canter, Daf, Volvo, Isuzu, Iveco and Dennis Eagle will be showcasing their latest urban vehicle designs, while technology and […]

Air quality

Heineken Netherlands finding success with large electric HGVs for city centre distrubution in Rotterdam and Amsterdam

August 24, 2015 Hayley Pink

Heineken Netherlands is stepping up its plans for a fully electric secondary distribution fleet of HGVs by 2020 across major cities in the Randstad region (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). The brewery rolled out its first electric truck in October 2013 – a 19-tonne converted Volvo. This was followed last year by the introduction of a 12-tonne electric lorry in Amsterdam (pictured), built from scratch by truck-builder Ginaf on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. Following encouraging early results from the two […]

Air quality

Scottish interest-free loans of up to £100k available for businesses to invest in electric vans

August 20, 2015 Hayley Pink

Scottish businesses exploring the use of electric vans can now apply for an interest-free loan of up to £100,000 from the Energy Saving Trust. A funding pot of £2.5m has been made available by the Scottish government agency Transport Scotland to encourage the uptake of new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The new loans can cover 100% of the purchase price, which can be repaid over a period of up to six years. They will complement the existing Plug-in Vehicle […]

Air quality

Sign up online today for Freight in the City expo news

August 18, 2015 Hayley Pink

Make sure you sign-up today to receive the latest news and information about the inaugural Freight in the City expo this autumn. Online expressions of interest are flooding in daily from representatives at local authorities, freight operators, retailers and academic institutions looking to attend the one-day exhibition and seminar programme at London’s Alexandra Palace on 27 October. A top line-up of vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz, Daf, Volvo, Isuzu, Iveco and Dennis Eagle will be showcasing their latest urban vehicle designs, while […]

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Local authorities’ collaboration with freight partnership promotes sustainable urban deliveries in the North East

August 17, 2015 Hayley Pink

Interview: Freight in the City met with the North East Freight Partnership to find out how its role is helping its regional cities adopt more sustainable working practices for the essential movement of goods. The North East Freight Partnership works with local government, businesses and operators to encourage sustainable movement of goods throughout the region. Now in its 11th year, the partnership represents freight interests across seven local authorities: Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. FreightintheCity […]

Air quality

HGVs and vans could benefit from on-road electric charging infrastructure

August 13, 2015 Hayley Pink

Early adoption of wireless electric vehicle recharging within the freight sector is a key ingredient to the future roll-out of ‘charge-as-you-drive’ technology, according to a Highways England report. The recommendation was made in a feasibility study carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) into the introduction of dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) technology on the strategic road network (SRN). DWPT will enable long-distance travel for electric vehicles without the need to stop and boost batteries by using underground charging […]