Going Green

  • 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…

  • New electric vehicle noise law branded a “failure”

    New electric vehicle noise law branded a “failure”

    16th September 2019

    A law that forces new electric vehicles to have a noise-emitting device has been branded a ‘failure’ by a top car safety expert. The EU rule, which came into force in July, requires vehicles to emit noise when reversing or…

  • Volvo’s VERA on first real-world assignment

    Volvo’s VERA on first real-world assignment

    19th July 2019

    Volvo has announced its VERA electric, connected and autonomous vehicle will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is a result of a new collaboration…

  • Iveco S-Way on Test

    Iveco S-Way on Test

    19th July 2019

    We were able to drive the new Iveco S-Way trucks, but only for a couple of laps of the Jarama ex-F1 racetrack. Nevertheless, we got to have a go in a diesel and a gas version, and it did offer…

  • Electric DWide ZE gets to work in Lyon

    Electric DWide ZE gets to work in Lyon

    1st July 2019

    Lyon Metropole has been handed the keys to a 100 per cent electric 26-tonne Renault Range D Wide ZE refuse collection vehicle – the first of the second generation of Renault’s electric trucks. Made in the manufacturer’s Blainville-Sur-Orne plant in…

  • Electric vehicle dream?

    Electric vehicle dream?

    21st June 2019

    A survey of British SMEs showed the majority remain to be convinced electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of motorised transport in the UK. This is despite many being convinced by their environmental benefits, according to the latest data from…