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  • Ford is to increase the maximum gross vehicle weight of its Transit van by the end of 2020 to meet demand from the conversion sector.

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

  • Nikola Motor Company is to work with CNH Industrial to speed up the introduction of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks to Europe and North America.

  • Van Hool is revealing two electric vehicles at Busworld Europe in October.

  • Swiss battery system manufacturer Ecovolta is launching a cost-cutting traction battery for industrial vehicles such as forklifts and pallet jacks.

  • To meet new regulations, the 34 Caetano electric buses to be delivered to London, will be fitted with a new system that simulates the sound of a diesel bus, to make them safer for pedestrians.

  • German public transport companies Bogestra and HCR have ordered  22 electric buses from Chinese electric automotive giant BYD. This is the first electric-bus order for BYD from Germany.

  • A track is being built that will enable EV batteries to be charged while driving and when stationary.

  • Brighton and Hove is to get extended-range electric hybrids that work with geofencing.

  • FlixBus, the German intercity coach operator, is developing the world's first hydrogen coach. Working in partnership with Freudenberg Sealing Technologies...
  • Delivery firm UPS has launched 15 range extended electric vehicles (REEVs) into its Birmingham and Southampton fleets.

  • The UK could have more than 10,000 trucks and buses operating on natural gas by 2020, and potentially 60,000 by 2030.

  • The new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro has hit the streets of Switzerland. Two of the full-electric model have been delivered to Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe (ZVB) and Bus Ostschweiz

  • BYD Europe and Alexander Dennis (ADL) are upgrading the Enviro200EV. The full-electric single-decker will have ADL’s new electric bus heating system.

  • German battery system supplier Akasol has won a follow-up order with a total volume in the “high three-digit million euro range” from an unnamed company it says is the “world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer
  • Keolis has started a battery-electric bus route in southwest France, with 10 Irizar electric articulated buses.

  • Dutch minibus specialist Tribus is to debut its new electric citybus - called Movitas - at Busworld 2019, Belgium.

  • The London EV Company (LEVC) used the Frankfurt motor show to showcase its new zero-emission van.

  • A long-distance inter-city electric coach service is poised to start for the first time in the UK. To be called Ember, the Dundee-Edinburgh operation will use Yutong's TCe12 battery-electric coach
  • Bus operators across England are setting out a bold strategy to work with government to improve services, help tackle climate change and get a billion more passenger journeys by bus by 2030.