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  • Ahead of the launch of the new Caddy small van, Volkswagen has released images of early visuals, which it says some of the elements will appear in the final design.
  • The founder of a revolutionary traffic pollution system, which has potential to save thousands of lives every year, is in discussions with local authorities and a major highways agency to launch a pilot in the UK

  • HERE Technologies has announced that Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) of Japan are to jointly acquire a 30% ownership stake in the Netherlands-based company.
  • 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.

  • Transport Focus has published new research which looks at how Highways England can better meet the needs of bus passengers and bus companies on motorways and major roads

  • An alert at slow speeds will be trialled on London’s latest electric bus route from January 2020.  Key accessibility, walking and cycling groups have helped develop the sound which comes ahead of a ma ...
  • In a first step, the intention is to establish a global technology partnership and to create a stronger, combined heavy-duty truck business
  • Mercedes-Benz has announced its next milestone in the electrification of all its vans, with locally emission-free transport for urban use.
     
  • It’s tough for council policymakers as they try to introduce clean air zones. Introducing regulations restricting diesel vehicle access, while running municipal fleets powered by diesel, are seen as hypocritical and undemocratic. The answer is not about the type of fuel, but the van's real-world emissions, argues AIR

  • A highly challenging topography with inclines of up to 17.5 percent (1-in-7) and a high degree of utilisation – regular bus service operations in the University town of Tübingen, Germany, must withstand extreme demands.
     
  • Volvo Buses is now giving a second life to batteries from electric buses. The project is a step towards circular economy in electromobility creating new commercial possibilities for companies.

  • 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.

  • Birmingham Airport has replaced all the diesel buses used on its passenger car park shuttles with six electric buses. It is the first English airport to convert to electric operation.

  • Geotab buys Intendia to strengthen its European position in tachograph and the heavy-duty truck market
  • MAN Truck & Bus - one of the first European commercial vehicle manufacturers to successfully put e-mobility on the road together with its customers - is following up with a small production run of the MAN TGM 26.360 E LL distribution truck

  • 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.

  • Ticketer has bought Norwegian ticketing company FARA, which also has offices in Poland, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The investment will increase the company’s product portfolio and strengthen its expansion into mainland Europe.

  • Innovation & Technology in Transport (ITT Hub) is enjoying a bumper crop of new stand signings in the last few weeks, ahead of next year’s event

  • 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
  • At Solutrans 2019 (Lyon, France) the International Van of the Year (IVOTY) jury launched a White Paper booklet entitled ‘The Evolution of the Light Commercial Vehicle in the Urban Environment’.