Going Green

  • All aboard the hydrogen highway

    All aboard the hydrogen highway

    14th December 2020

    Truck manufacturers are developing their alternative powertrain options as the gradual move away from diesel continues. Much has been made in recent years of new electric trucks, but OEMs are not putting all their eggs in that particular basket. They…

  • More electric trucks set for the UK

    More electric trucks set for the UK

    11th December 2020

    Right-hand-drive variants of the DAF CF electric have been announced by the truck manufacturer, with production starting in March 2021.  Initially available in 4×2 tractor and 6×2 rigid configurations, the CFs will be powered by Lithium ferroPhosphate (LFP) battery technology,…

  • Electric expansion for Renault Trucks range

    Electric expansion for Renault Trucks range

    9th December 2020

    More clean energy options are now available to Renault Trucks customers after the company announced it was broadening its all-electric range of vehicles.  At the heavier end of the market, the French manufacturer’s D and D Wide Z.E. models can…

  • Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    7th December 2019

    Iveco and US tech firm Nikola seek to “disrupt” the industry with the TRE – a battery electric and eventually hydrogen-powered tractor unit for European markets. Iveco has partnered with Arizona, US-based hydrogen fuel cell and electric drivetrain manufacturer Nikola…

  • Road Test: DAF XF480 FTP 6×2 with HVO fuel

    Road Test: DAF XF480 FTP 6×2 with HVO fuel

    25th October 2019

    DAF’s lightweight FTP chassis puts its emphasis squarely on maximum payload. The 6×2 set-up with lightweight pusher axle has been carefully pared down to help hauliers achieve the most bang for their buck – so it’s not surprising the configuration…

  • How new liquid fuels can cut HGV greenhouse gas emissions

    How new liquid fuels can cut HGV greenhouse gas emissions

    25th October 2019

    Rebecca Swann, product manager fuels & services, Certas Energy The 2018 Department for Transport’s Road to Zero paper leans heavily towards electrification as the most viable and ‘proven’ solution for reducing levels of harmful emissions on our roads. However, in…

  • Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    25th October 2019

    Scania has committed to set target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “at the pace and scale that science dictates” in response to a call by the United Nations for business to step up and take bolder actions in tackling climate…

  • Fossil-free refrigeration specialist buys Cold Connect

    Fossil-free refrigeration specialist buys Cold Connect

    25th October 2019

    Swedish fossil-free refrigerated transport company Hultsteins has consolidated its position in the UK market after acquiring Cold Connect. Hultsteins specialises in fossil-free solutions for refrigerated truck transport, and the company hydraulic-powered refrigeration units have achieved a somewhat unique position in…

  • BTRA greenlights GTL Fuel for truck racing

    BTRA greenlights GTL Fuel for truck racing

    25th October 2019

    UK independent fuel and lubricants distributor Certas Energy has overseen the collaboration with the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) and Shell to obtain FIA approval on the use of a cleaner-burning diesel alternative fuel. To help reduce local air emissions,…