Carbon-fibre body-builder Penso is on track to double capacity at its Coventry production line as demand for its lightweight Blue Ocean home delivery pods ramps up.
New research from the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) has shown that in 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane – a renewable and sustainable low carbon option.
A temporary halt to the roll out of low emission zones in four Scottish cities, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, should be used to review the impact the zones will have on local hauliers already struggling with the impact of the pandemic on their businesses, according to the RHA.
2020 may be the year when battery electric vehicles some of age and what have been until now largely prototypes start to become mainstream, according to speakers in the Tech Talk sessions at the 2019 Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace last week.
Reducing carbon emissions from fast-growing final-mile e-commerce deliveries isn’t just about switching to low emissions vehicles, as the Freight in the City Expo heard recently.
Essex-based TEVVA displayed a pair of 12-tonne range-extended electric vehicles. David Thackray, Tevva sales and marketing director, said the new truck is available “with or without a range extender. With the range extender it has an 80kwH battery, and without the truck has a 154kwH battery”. Thackray told CM that the vehicles are available with a full repair and operating lease, which costs 25% more per month but saves 30p per operating mile. He said Tevvas covering in excess of […]
DAF pushed the benefits of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), and showed a Euro-6 LF 230 FA 4×2 skip-loader which, like all DAF models, can run on the fuel without any modifications. One of the advantages of HVO, DAF claims, is hauliers can utilise both it and diesel on tramping operations where EVs are less practical. Marketing manager Phil Moon said: “EVs can be unpredictable in terms of range as the infrastructure isn’t there. HVO offers a 45% reduction in CO2, […]
Renault Trucks announced at Freight in the City, that it is setting its sights on the municipal sector, and believes its ZE technology will help to boost its appeal. The first vehicle in its zero-emission range is the Master ZE, which features a 57kW battery, giving it a 124-mile range. Although initially only available as a 3.1-tonne GVW panel van, next year it will be joined by a chassis cab and higher GVWs. Also arriving in 2020 are RHD Range D and […]
Scania debuted a hybrid L-series – an L320 6×2 rear-steer chassis cab – which, according to head of pre-sales Phil Rootham, will improve fuel economy figures by between 10% and 15%. The truck’s DC09 diesel engine is supplemented by a 7.4kW lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. This powers an electric motor, which is situated between the diesel engine and Opticruise gearbox, allowing the truck to run on electricity alone for 10km. Like the other L-series on show, it had a factory-fitted […]
Continuing to drive progress in next-generation transport solutions, Volvo Trucks autonomous, electric and connected vehicle – Vera – made its UK début at the recent Freight in the City Expo.