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  • ITT Hub 2020 to host a ‘Government Hub’ at the heart of the exhibition, to facilitate representation for and access to a wide range of Governmental agencies.

  • The government has sent a strong signal to the industry that it supports the rapid growth of electric vehicles and that it will “rapidly adjust to this pace of change.”

  • Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for the UK’s first city-centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), to be introduced later this year.
  • A programme of building wheelchair-accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches complying with PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR), built as stock , has been announced

  • During 2019 Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) members achieved an impressive 4% reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. LERS is a voluntary group that seeks to improve the environmental performance of the logistics industry.

  • LowCVP is seeking evidence from HGV operators, on behalf of the government, to inform work on development of next-generation, fuel efficient and low carbon road freight vehicles.

  • Mercedes-Benz has announced its next milestone in the electrification of all its vans, with locally emission-free transport for urban use.
     
  • Hard on the heels of its entry into the urban electric truck market, Volvo Trucks now plans heavy-duty electric vehicles for construction and regional distribution and has developed two concept trucks.

  • After overwhelming demand, Chelmsford, Essex-based Tevva Motors is opening direct lease or purchase build slots under the Electrify campaign with availability starting later in 2020.

  • All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to the FTA. It has launched the industry's own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain – detailing 10 'policy asks' of the future government, including the development of alternatively-fuelled vehicles
  • New battery is double the capacity of existing technologies and means double the vehicle range from the same size of battery pack. Significantly, Nikola has taken an unprecedented position to share the IP with all other OEMs, even competitors, which could see the technology in a range of vehicles and devices

  • With just six months to go until ITT Hub 2020 opens its doors next May, Mark Griffin, CEO of event organiser Binswood Media speaks with ITTHub.net to reflect on progress to date and to share his ambitions for the new event

  • Pioneering British astronaut Tim Peake CMG is to give an in-depth keynote speech at ITT Hub, at Farnborough on May 13/14 2020.

  • Bristol City Council has proposed a £113.5m plan that would see it become the first city in the UK to take the bold step of introducing a ban for all diesel cars in the city centre by March 2021.

  • First Bus has engaged with Yutong and Zenobe in an exciting and innovative approach to vehicle electrification.

  • Dutch manufacturer Ebusco is using Busworld later this week to reveal its third-generation electric bus, claiming a range of up to 500km on one overnight charge.

  • An ambitious plan to more than double the South East’s economy by 2050, create 5000,000 new jobs, reduce congestion, cut carbon emissions and boost air quality has been published.

  • Scania has taken its move to driverless trucks another step forward with the launch of its AXL fully autonomous tipper.

  • FlixBus, the German intercity coach operator, is developing the world's first hydrogen coach. Working in partnership with Freudenberg Sealing Technologies...
  • The quickest and most capital-effective way to clean up emissions is to tackle existing vehicles.