Going Green

  • New electric truck developments announced for the UK

    New electric truck developments announced for the UK

    28th September 2021

    New electric truck developments have given a boost to British business. Firstly, Ricardo has won government funding to investigate future clean vehicles.  In addition, Tevva has unveiled the first British-designed 7.5-truck for mass production in the UK.  The Ricardo new electric…

  • Net Zero Emissions debate organised by Iveco and Shell

    Net Zero Emissions debate organised by Iveco and Shell

    24th September 2021

    A debate around net zero emissions has taken place online. The event was organised by Iveco and Shell. In addition, it involved experts and thought leaders from other industry figures. For example, contributions came from Deloitte, the International Road Transport…

  • Freeze fuel duty forever to help shift to greener trucks

    Freeze fuel duty forever to help shift to greener trucks

    24th September 2021

    Logistics UK is calling for the government to freeze fuel duty forever. The move, said the business group, should help the move to Net Zero. Specifically, it would help move the sector to alternative fuelled vehicles. David Wells, chief executive…

  • Range expansion for Renault Trucks EV line-up

    Range expansion for Renault Trucks EV line-up

    16th September 2021

    The battery-powered vehicle family from Renault Trucks has undergone a range expansion. Specifically, an 18-tonne D Wide Z.E has joined the line-up. The new truck joins the 16- and 26-tonne D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models. In addition, Renault…

  • Ocado plans to open natural gas refuelling station

    Ocado plans to open natural gas refuelling station

    14th September 2021

    Ocado’s Dordon Customer Fulfilment Centre will soon have a new natural gas refuelling station. The announcement comes as the online supermarket commits to a transition to alternative fuels.  In January 2019, Ocado self-funded the purchase of an onsite grid-connected gas…

  • BVRLA: Government needs a delivery plan for HGVs

    BVRLA: Government needs a delivery plan for HGVs

    10th September 2021

    The BVRLA says the Government should develop a delivery plan to support the proposed phase-out of HGVs. The phase-out relates to non-zero emission vehicles between 2035 and 2040. Following a consultation on the phase-out, the association spoke out.  Specifically, it…

  • Hyundai highlights its hopes for hydrogen HGVs

    Hyundai highlights its hopes for hydrogen HGVs

    7th September 2021

    Hydrogen HGVs will form an important part of the truck industry’s future. That’s the verdict from Hyundai, who recently announced it’s ‘Hydrogen Vision 2040’ initiative. The manufacturer has set out plans for hydrogen energy and a hydrogen society. Furthermore, Hyundai…

  • Destination California for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 vehicles

    Destination California for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 vehicles

    1st September 2021

    A total of 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks are heading to Southern California’s Performance Team. The distribution team has placed what is the largest commercial order for the VNR electric trucks. The operator will use the vehicles for…

  • Plug-in hybrid truck from Scania heads to HAVI

    Plug-in hybrid truck from Scania heads to HAVI

    27th August 2021

    A plug-in hybrid truck has been entered service at Stockholm-based HAVI.  The vehicle comes from Scania and will operate in and around the Swedish city. In addition, it will take part in trials of other research projects.  As a result,…

  • Volta Zero prototype takes to the development roads

    Volta Zero prototype takes to the development roads

    20th August 2021

    Real-world trials of a Volta Zero prototype have begun in the UK. Engineering evaluation and development testing is taking place at Horiba MIRA in Nuneaton. The news follows the reveal of the Volta Zero prototype chassis in June. Called ‘Volta…

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