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Bus industry sets out plans to deliver green bus revolution.

Bus operators have set out how to deliver the Government’s pledge of 4000 new zero emission buses, supporting a green economic recovery and ensuring thousands of skilled jobs are retained in the UK. While bus operators have led the way in decarbonising road transport and have invested £2 billion in new cleaner and greener buses over the last five years the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that annual orders for around 2750 buses have been reduced or cancelled entirely. This difficult decision has been made because of unprecedented falls in passenger revenue as a result of social distancing measures. As well…

Renault Trucks announces arrival of UK’s first 100% electric production truck, Range D Wide Z.E.

Renault Trucks announces the arrival of the UK’s first right hand drive 100% electric serial production truck, a Range D Wide Z.E. 26 tonne 6×2 rigid. “Today marks a significant milestone in our transformation of urban mobility, with the arrival in the UK of the first fully electric MHD launched earlier this year,” says Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland. He continues: “Major cities, starting with London are leading the way regarding air quality improvement. Clean Air Zones and Low Emissions Zones will gradually improve the air quality, but electromobility is the only viable option to achieve…

Volta Trucks – on a mission to become the world’s most sustainable commercial vehicle manufacturer.

“Sustainability is at the very core of our business. Saving the planet cannot wait, it must happen now, and Volta Trucks wants to spearhead the rapid change in large commercial vehicles, from outdated diesel to clean and safe technological solutions”. Carl-Magnus Norden, Founder of Volta Trucks. With the launch of the Volta Zero, the first purpose-built full electric large commercial vehicle designed for inner city deliveries, Volta Trucks has adopted a holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainability, going far beyond just tailpipe emissions. Full electric drivetrain. Volta Trucks aims to mitigate the environmental impact of logistics and freight deliveries that…

LEVC announces full details of new electric van, VN5.

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is set to revolutionise the commercial vehicle segment with the launch of VN5, its new electric light commercial van. Available to order now, first VN5 deliveries will commence in RHD form in Q4, with LHD models available from March 2021. VN5 has a flexible zero emissions capable range of over 300 miles (484 km)1 delivered by LEVC’s innovative eCity electric technology. It also uses with the same reliable, hard-working construction as LEVC’s highly successful TX taxi. With up to 5.5m3 capacity, VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload of…

FreshLinc test for cool sustainability.

Ahead of the red diesel rebate changes scheduled for April 2022, Spalding-based Freshlinc are testing an Ecogen system as part of their ongoing campaign to reduce diesel emissions and running costs for their temperature-controlled vehicle fleet. Manufactured in the UK by Hultsteins and designed for use with truck or tractor units, Ecogen is a slim-fit hydraulic drive generator which connects to the engine’s PTO (power take off) and plugs in to any refrigeration unit with mains electric operation. Fuel consumption and emissions from the diesel refrigeration unit are said to be virtually eliminated, while the system generates a constant 400-volt,…

Fowler Welch renews contract with Bandvulc Tyres.

Supply chain logistics provider Fowler Welch has extended its long-running tyre fitment and management contract with Continental Tyres subsidiary and retread specialist Bandvulc. Continental and Bandvulc tyres will be specified across the entire Fowler Welch fleet of 450 Euro 6 trucks and 750 temperature-controlled trailer units for a further three years, cementing the enduring relationship between the companies, who have worked together since 2011. Fowler Welch, a leader in supply chain logistics for ambient and temperature-controlled products, works with a range of major retailers and manufacturers, operating its extensive fleet from eight depots across the UK, covering a total of…

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