New UTAC facility in UK enables more accurate large vehicle powertrain testing

UTAC has officially opened its all new 4WD VTEC (Variable Temperature Emissions Chamber) facility, allowing truck, bus and coach engineers to conduct a wider range of vehicle tests to develop powertrains with greater accuracy, at temperatures as low as -20°C. The facility is located at UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire, in the UK. Key points: All new Variable […]

Renault Trucks Z.E. Range wins Motor Transport ‘Technical Excellence Award’

The fully electric Renault Trucks Z.E. range has won the ‘Technical Excellence Award’ at the 2021 Motor Transport Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, 2 September. Selected by an independent judging panel of senior industry figures, the award recognises the vehicle manufacturer that has demonstrated the best technical solutions to meet their customers’ operational […]

Don Trucking and DFDS strategic partnership for sustainable road transport

More and more customers want companies to be transparent with their greenhouse gas emissions and know how they engage with sustainability of their products and offers. DFDS acknowledges the issue of climate change and understands the need to be sustainably conscious and links up with Don Trucking to make a transparent supply chain by switching […]

Mercedes-Benz takes the next step on the road to green steel

Mercedes-Benz is taking another important step on the way to a green steel supply chain as it launches a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for CO2-free steel. Together, the partners are already setting the course today to introduce green steel into the vehicles as quickly as possible: The first prototype parts for body […]

Greener fuel availability starts today

Fuel across Great Britain is now greener, with the introduction of E10 as the new standard grade of petrol is now on sale, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today (1 September 2021). Over 95% of all petrol vehicles are compatible with E10, with the small number of older vehicles, including classic cars and some […]

FRIGOBLOCK helps BIOGROS to electrify their distribution fleet and reduce CO2 emissions

FRIGOBLOCK, one of the leading suppliers of transport refrigeration units in Europe and brand of Thermo King®, collaborated with BIOGROS, a Luxembourgish wholesaler and distributor of bio products and part of Oikopolis Group, put the first fully electric refrigerated truck on Luxembourg’s roads. As part of the project, FRIGOBLOCK equipped the prototype MAN eTGM truck […]

Williams Advanced Engineering makes strategic collaboration with Molicel covering current and next generation battery cells

Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel have agreed a strategic collaboration to support the next generation of high performance, superior quality, lithium-ion power battery cells. Key points Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Molicel have signed a strategic collaboration designed to support the current and next generation of power-optimised battery cells Molicel currently produces a range of power-optimised […]

UK’s biggest EV parcel carrier DPD links with the Post Office

A new agreement between the Post Office and DPD – which already has 1,000 electric vans and trucks on the road with thousands more to come – and will see parcels delivered directly to its branches providing a quick and convenient location for people to collect their purchases. The Post Office says that its partnership […]

France fined for air pollution breach with €10m going to public bodies

France has been fined €10m for failing to improve air pollution, the country’s highest administrative court has ruled.  It goes back to 2017 when the court ordered the country to put in place new parameters to reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in 13 areas.  Three years later, despite some improvements, the […]