ZF and Mercedes-Benz showcase silent, emission-free eWorX power take-off for electric trucks

ZF has joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to equip its electric trucks with eWorX, ZF’s electrified Power Take-Off (PTO) system. Key points: eWorX, ZF’s electrified Commercial Vehicle Power Take-Off solution, will be harnessed to drive on-board electric equipment. Close partnership with Mercedes-Benz Trucks includes working with Palfinger and Meiller on two electrified applications: a skip […]

Volvo Trucks: First in the world to use fossil-free steel in its trucks

As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it. The steel from SSAB is produced using a completely new technology, based on hydrogen. […]

Electric trucks: new data maps out priority locations for charging points

New analysis conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) will help governments and infrastructure operators prioritise where to start installing charging points for electric trucks. “Battery electric trucks will play a major role in decarbonising road freight transport. If enough charging stations are […]

Renault Trucks to reveal new ‘last-mile’ product at ITT Hub

Showcasing its extensive decarbonisation solutions at ITT Hub 2022 – taking place at Farnborough next week 11-12 May – Renault Trucks is also using the event to exclusively unveil its last mile e-mobility concept vehicle. Renault Trucks returns to ITT Hub with a line-up that showcases its commitment to decarbonise transport through vehicles, technology and […]

Volta Trucks confirms its US market entry strategy

Volta Trucks has revealed the strategic roadmap for its entry into the North American market, having already established itself as the leading European full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider. The plan will see the first Volta Zero vehicles operating on Los Angeles’ streets by the end of next year.  Key points: Volta Trucks reveals […]

Europa revs up comfort credentials with Renault Trucks

Europa Road, part of leading logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group – which has its headquarters in Dartford, Kent – has continued to invest in its UK artic fleet, with the introduction of five new high spec Renault T range 6 x 2440 13 L trucks into its 50 strong fleet. This comes as part of the drive […]

Scania Go: All-new premium used truck, bus and coach offering revealed

Scania UK has launched Scania Go, its brand-new premium used vehicle programme, designed to give customers the ultimate transparency and peace of mind.  Also, in a bid to increase its stock it is actively seeking used trucks, without part-exchange. Key points: Each vehicle is supported by a set of core benefits. These include a comprehensive […]

Knowles takes its first Renault Trucks into 120-strong fleet

Cambridgeshire-based Knowles Transport has announced the arrival of the first Renault Trucks on its 120-strong fleet. Supplied by Renault Truck Commercials, two T440 6x2s decked in Knowles’ striking orange livery have been added to the company’s line-up moving food, drink and ambient to retailers across the UK and Ireland. The addition of the first two […]

More torque and another 4% fuel saving with next-gen Mercedes-Benz engine

Opening the order book now, with delivery from October 2022, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is launching the third generation of its OM 471 engine stage and fielding its best-selling heavy-duty commercial vehicle engine with a whole range of efficiency-enhancing innovations. Says Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “With the third generation of the OM 471, we consistently focused […]

Panther reinvigorates fleet with 35 new man TGX trucks

Two-person delivery specialist Panther Logistics has invested in 35 new trucks as part of its continuing growth plans. Panther, based in Northampton, will replace part of its fleet with MAN’s award-winning TGX model –– as well as 20 new trailers. The vehicles, which are all DVS compliant, are fitted with five cameras for added safety, […]