Going Green

  • Bidfood goes electric in London with FUSO eCanter

    Bidfood goes electric in London with FUSO eCanter

    19th July 2022

    A FUSO eCanter has joined the fleet of foodservice wholesaler Bidfood for its deliveries in London.  The all-electric truck is the first of its kind being run by the major operator.  Therefore, all parties are keen to make the tie-up…

  • On Test: Volvo FM Electric & FMX Electric

    On Test: Volvo FM Electric & FMX Electric

    19th July 2022

    As Volvo unveils battery-powered versions of its heavy trucks, we head to Sweden to try out prototype versions of an FM Electric tractor unit and FMX Electric rigid. The move towards diesel alternatives for commercial vehicles is gaining speed, with…

  • Trio announce plans for charging infrastructure joint venture

    Trio announce plans for charging infrastructure joint venture

    14th July 2022

    A joint venture involving three automotive manufacturers for a European charging infrastructure has been established. Specifically, Traton Group, Daimler Truck and Volvo Group will combine forces on the project, called Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe. The joint venture sees 1,700 charge…

  • The cleanest trucks on the Carlsberg fleet? Probably

    The cleanest trucks on the Carlsberg fleet? Probably

    13th July 2022

    Two electric trucks have joined the logistics fleet at Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC).  The company’s fleet is the largest of its kind in the UK operated by a brewer.  Furthermore, the addition of the new vehicles helps the Carlsberg…

  • Loaded CF Electric successfully navigates mountain pass

    Loaded CF Electric successfully navigates mountain pass

    8th July 2022

    A 26-tonne loaded CF Electric from DAF has become the first battery powered truck to traverse an Austrian mountain pass. The DAF navigated the 48km-long Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which features 36 hairpin bends and 12% inclines. Thankfully, the loaded…

  • Supply chain changes help Cemex reduce transport emissions

    Supply chain changes help Cemex reduce transport emissions

    6th July 2022

    Alterations to the supply chain at construction materials company Cemex has reduced fleet-wide CO2 emissions. Essentially, the number of truck movements have been reduced, in favour of ‘more sustainable transport methods’.  The directive applies to goods being moved all across…

  • Scania and DB Schenker help Swedish island go greener

    Scania and DB Schenker help Swedish island go greener

    1st July 2022

    DB Schenker is playing its part in transforming the Swedish island of Gotland into a fossil-fuel free zone. The operator is swapping all five of its Scania distribution trucks to more environmentally friendly solutions. The sustainability target in the region…

  • Battery factory in Nuremberg to be operational by 2025

    Battery factory in Nuremberg to be operational by 2025

    30th June 2022

    MAN has announced its intention to build a new battery factory will manufacture high-voltage items for electric trucks and buses.  The large-scale production project will be at MAN’s Nuremberg site and will be up and running by early 2025.  To…

  • IAA Transportation 2022 to feature eActros LongHaul debut

    IAA Transportation 2022 to feature eActros LongHaul debut

    21st June 2022

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks has announced that IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover will be the destination for its latest truck launch. The company’s eActros LongHaul truck will be showcased in production form at the German event in September. In addition, the company…

  • Volvo Trucks plans for a future filled with fuel cells

    Volvo Trucks plans for a future filled with fuel cells

    20th June 2022

    The latest zero emissions truck – thanks to fuel cells – has been debuted by Volvo Trucks. The technology means a vehicle that offers a driving range of more than 600 miles. Therefore, sceptical truck drivers have a viable alternative…

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