Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Iconic British van to make electric return

16 October 2019 A UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up has revealed plans to launch a new electric LCV based on the classic British design of the Morris J-type van. The new Morris JE by Morris Commercial will feature a state-of-the-art, full electric, lithium-ion battery powertrain. Built with a lightweight, modular chassis and carbon fibre […]

Volvo Group passes connectivity milestone

16 October 2019 The Volvo Group has announced it has now delivered more than one million connected customer assets worldwide. In the UK alone, there are now some 25,000 connected Volvo trucks capable of using the Volvo Connect system, which combines all digital and connected services for Volvo’s truck customers into one single interface, making […]

Double win for Bibby and Roquette

16 October 2019 The addition of 16 new tractor units has helped Bibby Distribution increase its on-time in full (OTIF) delivery rate for Roquette to more than 98 per cent while also cutting the environmental impact of the plant-based ingredient manufacturer’s supply chain. The new 44-tonne DAF CF trucks, equipped with latest diesel engine technology, […]

Rolfo reveals car transporter concept

16 October 2019 Car transport specialist Rolfo has unveiled a new concept in car transporter bodywork. The innovative EGO 539 is capable of transporting 12 cars, or mixed loadings with large vehicles and is built on a Mercedes Actros 2443 equipped with 428 hp engine, low-roofed Compact Space cab and an original pusher axle. © […]

Glasgow Airport shuttle goes electric

16 October 2019 Glasgow Airport’s car park shuttle bus has gone electric with the introduction of three BYD ADL Enviro200EV battery buses. The new buses have been supplied by Alexander Dennis and its partner BYD and replace three diesel vehicles. Their introduction has been supported by Transport Scotland with a £450,000 Green Bus Fund grant. […]

Einride secures major funding to fuel growth

16 October 2019 Autonomous, all-electric transport provider Einride has secured major investment to support its growth and international expansion. Einride will use the funds generated to build demand for sustainable transport and add to its customer contracts, which already include the likes of major global players like logistics provider DB Schenker, supermarket chain Lidl and […]

Alloy Bodies celebrates five decades of innovation

16 October 2019 Manchester-based bodybuilder Alloy Bodies is celebrating 50 years in business. From humble origins, the company has grown to become one of the top names in the industry and today it employs more than 100 staff and builds more than 2,000 bodies per year. The current Alloy Bodies range comprises cutting edge designs […]

UK new van market falls -23.5% in September

04 October 2019 UK new van market falls -23.5% in September as regulatory changes and economic uncertainty impact performance. Registrations of small and medium vans up, but larger vans, pickups and 4x4s all down. Performance in the year-to-date still healthy, up 4.5%, as buyers choose cleanest ever models. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS […]

Shorter Scania coach aimed at growing UK market segment

09 October 2019 A new shorter version of Scania’s popular Touring HD coach is to be introduced in late May 2020, the manufacturer has confirmed. Launched in the UK in 2015, there are now around 200 of the original coaches in operation across the country. The new model, which will be 10.9-metres long and can […]