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Rally-inspired Transit Custom gets off the mark

11 December 2019 The Wales-based converter behind some of the sportiest versions of the Ford Transit Custom has launched its latest model. MS-RT’s latest offering – the R185 limited edition – draws on styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team. In all, 40 examples of the QVM-approved model will be produced at the […]

IVECO and Nikola unveil first truck collaboration

11 December 2019 The first images of the eagerly-anticipated Nikola TRE have been released. The truck is the first vehicle to result from the joint venture between CNH Industrial, parent company of IVECO, and Nikola, the US-based electric powertrain specialist. The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched last July and integrates […]

FEATURE: Growing demand for bus electrification draws major investment

11 December 2019 The drive towards greater electrification of the world’s public transport seems to gather pace by the day. Barely a week goes by without another town, city or municipality somewhere in the world renewing their fleet to electric or alternatively fuelled buses. And it’s with this booming worldwide market in mind that UK-based […]

ACEA calls for radical policy reforms

11 December 2019 The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has said the transition to carbon-neutral and zero emission freight transport cannot happen without radical policy changes by the European Union and the governments of all member states. Speaking on the occasion of the COP25 UN climate conference, the organisation’s Commercial Vehicle Board – made up […]

Bike-friendly buses enter service

11 December 2019 Borders Buses has taken delivery of new buses designed to encourage greater use of bicycles. The 10 Enviro200 single deckers, built by Alexander Dennis, each incorporates two on-board bike racks and a top-end specification that includes wood effect flooring, leather seats, USB charging points, audio and visual passenger information systems, mobile phone […]

Daimler begins 3D printing of parts

11 December 2019 Daimler Buses is taking an innovative approach to spare parts…producing them directly from a 3D printer. The new system, which will see top quality parts manufactured and customised to meet customer requirements, will mean parts are available more quickly. Using 3D printing, Daimler’s bus division can quickly, flexibly, economically and environmentally responsibly […]

Huge e-bus order goes to BYD

11 December 2019 Keolis Nederland BV – the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider Keolis – has awarded what is believed to be the largest ever single order for electric buses in Europe to BYD. The order is made up of 259 pure-electric BYD eBuses which will start entering service from next summer. The […]

Mellor makes headway with Durham County Council

11 December 2019 British vehicle manufacturer Mellor has delivered seven of its Orion Plus low floor buses to Durham County Council. The Orion Plus was carefully designed and engineered to run on narrow streets and rural routes without compromising on passenger numbers. This makes it the ideal choice for the centre of historic Durham and […]

UK new van market down -9.6% in November

05 December 2019 UK new van market falls for third consecutive month, down -9.6% in November. Most segments experience double digit declines, but pickups buck trend, up 17.2%. Performance year-to-date up 1.9% with 338,227 models registered for UK roads. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE UK new light commercial vehicle […]

Duo team up with to offer new solutions

04 December 2019 Telematics specialists Teletrac Navman and logistics and delivery software business Stream have entered into a new strategic partnership. The arrangement will see the companies work together to develop new solutions for transport and logistics operators. Teletrac Navman’s telematics data will enhance Stream’s products by providing detailed reporting on driver performance, idling time, […]