Going Green

  • 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,…

  • Nikola granted $1.7m award to further fuel cell research

    Nikola granted $1.7m award to further fuel cell research

    16th September 2019

    The US Department of Energy has awarded alt-power tech firm Nikola a $1.7 million grant to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for use in commercial vehicles. The joint grant was funded by the US Department…

  • Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

    Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

    16th September 2019

    Freight-forwarding company Greencarrier Freight Services has invested in the first all-electric trucks to be put to work in China. The vehicles, which have a range of approximately 240 km between charges, have already started work in Shanghai. Fitted with batteries…

  • Volvo partners with Samsung for e-truck battery tech

    Volvo partners with Samsung for e-truck battery tech

    16th September 2019

    Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric trucks. Working together with Samsung SDI, Volvo said it’s aims were “to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term capabilities…

  • UK platooning trial gears up with data-crunching tech

    UK platooning trial gears up with data-crunching tech

    16th September 2019

    The first real-world operational trial of platooning trucks on UK roads is getting closer, with Fusion Processing the latest company confirmed to be taking part. A bespoke version of Fusion Processing’s CAVstar system will be used as part of the…