Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Major investment speeds Arrival of new electric vans

22 January 2020 British electric van company Arrival has received €100M of investment from Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation. The deal marks the start of a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles globally. It will also see Hyundai and Kia use key Arrival technologies to help achieve their […]

Decision on multi-billion dollar mail truck contracts is in the post

22 January 2020 The United States Postal Service has confirmed in a statement that it expects to award the contracts for its next generation mail trucks this summer. A number of manufacturer teams are vying for the contracts and have already provided prototype vehicles for evaluation as part of an in-depth trial and selection process. […]

Have your say on Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s biggest cities

22 January 2020 A second consultation on plans to introduce Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s four biggest cities has been published. The new document sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for Scotland to have the best air quality in Europe alongside a new legally-binding target to become a net-zero society by 2045. It also seeks […]

Antelope sprints past two million mile mark

22 January 2020 A Los Angeles bus operator and early adopter of electric buses has surpassed the two million emissions-free EV miles mark. Antelope Valley Transit Authority, which serves communities including Palmdale, Lancaster and northern Los Angeles County, hit the milestone shortly before Christmas. It now aims to become the first transit authority in the […]

TfL launches search for freight innovation

22 January 2020 Transport for London and 10 partners from across the freight industry have joined forces to launch a new challenge aimed at finding innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues caused by freight and servicing in London. FreightLab – one of three challenges launched in this year’s Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge – […]

Shutting the door on bus fare dodgers

22 January 2020 All New Routemaster buses operating in the capital will be converted to make the rear and middle doors exit only. The move follows research which showed passengers using the doors to dodge fares was costing TfL around £3.6 million a year. In addition, a pilot on the route 8 proved using only […]

Electric shuttle enters service at Dublin Airport

22 January 2020 A Volvo 7900e single deck, fully electric bus entered service, providing efficient and environmentally friendly shuttle service for passenger transfers at Dublin Airport. Operating every 30 minutes between the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Express and then out to terminals 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport, the project is the result […]

DAF introduces remote tacho system

15 January 2020 DAF Trucks is introducing a new Remote Tacho Download function to its DAF Connect fleet management platform. The feature will allow operators to read, store and analyse the memory of driver cards and tachographs online and in real time. This will allow them to maintain an accurate tacho administration system and to […]

Flagship express service gets major upgrade

15 January 2020 One of Europe’s most frequent express coach services – the Citylink 900 between Glasgow and Edinburgh – has been upgraded with 18 new Plaxton Panorama double decker coaches. Delivered to Scottish Citylink and its contracted operators, the luxurious new coaches were ordered in response to a 12% uplift in passenger numbers over […]