Going Green

  • 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…

  • UK consumers prefer eco-friendly deliveries

    UK consumers prefer eco-friendly deliveries

    21st June 2019

    Shoppers are demanding more eco-friendly deliveries, according to a new report from British third-party logistics company, Wincanton. Over a quarter (26 per cent) of British consumers said they are likely to buy from a retailer which uses electric vehicles, and…

  • Rhenus: “Jury still out on electric trucks”

    Rhenus: “Jury still out on electric trucks”

    21st June 2019

    Global freight operator Rhenus has certainly confirmed its commitment to electric vans, adopting e-LCVs to fulfil the delivery of goods in Germany. However, the company has said it believes the future of electric trucks in the UK “is less clear”.…

  • Truck NOx emissions halved in five years

    Truck NOx emissions halved in five years

    21st June 2019

    Harmful NOx emissions from trucks have been halved in only five years, according to new government statistics released by the Department for Transport. The DfT figures show a 52 per cent fall between 2013 and 2018 as haulage firms have…

  • Woodside bets on gas with first Iveco for 15 years

    Woodside bets on gas with first Iveco for 15 years

    24th May 2019

    Iveco has delivered a Stralis NP 4×2 tractor unit into service with Irish transport specialist Woodside Haulage in what the Italian manufacturer is calling a major conquest order. The vehicle runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and marks the first…