Going Green

  • MAN: Shift to electric will be faster than planned

    MAN: Shift to electric will be faster than planned

    21st February 2022

    The shift to electric trucks will come sooner than planned at MAN, said the German manufacturer.  Specifically, production of heavy-duty electric trucks in now expected to being in 2024. Furthermore, 200 units will be delivered at this point, almost six…

  • On a charge: Volvo boosts European electric truck market

    On a charge: Volvo boosts European electric truck market

    17th February 2022

    The European electric truck market is being led by Volvo, which now has a market share of 42%. Specifically, the company took orders for more than 1,100 electric trucks around the world. Therefore, Volvo is well placed in the market…

  • Scania supports Swedish haulier with shift to electric

    Scania supports Swedish haulier with shift to electric

    8th February 2022

    Swedish haulier Falkenklev Logistik is planning to electrify its entire fleet. Therefore, Scania is supporting the company with electric vehicles and charging equipment.  Specifically, the manufacturer is supplying five 4×2 trucks and 1.6MW of charging equipment. As a result, Falkenklev…

  • In STARK contrast: EV truck heads to the building sites

    In STARK contrast: EV truck heads to the building sites

    31st January 2022

    Building sites around Germany could soon be welcoming an MAN eTGM truck. The German operator STARK Deutschland has recently put one of the electric vehicles into operation. Specifically, the eTGM will be tasked with delivering materials to sites in and…

  • Larger CNG tanks added to natural gas Iveco S-Way models

    Larger CNG tanks added to natural gas Iveco S-Way models

    25th January 2022

    A 15% increase in range of the Iveco S-WAY CNG is now possible thanks to the fitment of larger CNG tanks. The move has been made to aid decarbonisation efforts being made by operators in the UK and beyond. For…

  • UK capital’s retail distribution network decarbonisation plan

    UK capital’s retail distribution network decarbonisation plan

    24th January 2022

    Retail distribution in London will be helping to reduce the capital’s carbon emissions. A recent announcement by Volta Trucks said it has partnered with The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics on deliveries. The Crown Estate is a London property owner…

  • Switch to natural gas promoted by industry trade body

    Switch to natural gas promoted by industry trade body

    20th January 2022

    Making the switch to natural gas from diesel trucks could be easier than you might think. That’s the message from industry association, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN). In addition, the GVN has launched a 90-second video showing how straightforward the…

  • New battery technology could revolutionise future EV trucks

    New battery technology could revolutionise future EV trucks

    18th January 2022

    Rechargeable battery technology from Toshiba will fit a wide variety of applications, says Toshiba. For example, the lithium-ion cell’s high energy and power makes it ideal for future electric trucks. The technology says that its 20Ah-HP SCiB overcomes the problem of…

  • Dedicated training for electric trucks introduced by DAF

    Dedicated training for electric trucks introduced by DAF

    17th January 2022

    DAF Trucks has started dedicated training for technicians to learn about electric vehicles. The training has begun for network-based DAF dealer technicans.  Therefore, the knowledge will be passed on to meet the increasing demand for EVs. The DAF range of…

  • Every little helps: Tesco fleet boosted with new electric HGVs

    Every little helps: Tesco fleet boosted with new electric HGVs

    6th January 2022

    The Tesco fleet of trucks now features the UK’s first commercially used fully electric heavy freight articulated trucks.  Specifically, two 37-tonne DAF CF Electrics will transport food and other products. The battery-powered vehicles will operate from Wentloog rail terminal outside…

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