Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

DAF begins electric CF field tests

08 January 2019 DAF has launched the first trials of its all-electric CF tractor unit, which has gone into service with Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo. The CF Electric, which is a joint venture between DAF and technology firm VDL Group, is a 4×2 tractor unit developed for road haulage at up to 37-tonnes in urban […]

Feature: Scania on the future of platooning

08 January 2019 Efficient engines, advanced aerodynamics and low-rolling-resistance tyres have all helped to cut fuel consumption for truck operators in the past decade. The next big breakthrough could come not from the technology in the trucks themselves, but from how they are operated. In recent years there has been considerable discussion around HGV platooning, […]

UK CV manufacturing grows by a quarter in November

21 December 2018 UK commercial vehicle manufacturing rises 26.5% in November, with 7,983 vehicles rolling off production lines. Demand in home market doubles, as large domestic orders follow negative growth in 2016 and 2017. Year-to-date performance stable, up 5.0% on the same period last year, an increase of 3,697 units. UK commercial vehicle production increased […]

Leyland Trucks gives a Helping Hand to local charities

08 January 2019 Helping Hand, a not-for-profit organisation run by a committee of Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Parts employees, has awarded £25,000 to charities local to the firm’s Lancashire headquarters. The money, which was handed out at the company’s 2018 Christmas lunch, brings the total raised by Helping Hand in 2018 to £62,000 – with […]

Ocado introduces gas refuelling hub

08 January 2019 Online supermarket Ocado has opened its first natural gas refuelling station at its Hatfield Customer Fulfilment Centre. The site will service 29 trucks powered by blended biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representing 20 per cent of the online retailer’s HGVs. Ocado’s gas refuelling station has been designed and built by Gasrec, […]

Modern Mellor low-floor buses join Edinburgh City Council fleet

08 January 2019 Edinburgh City Council has added 12 Mellor Orion low floor buses to its fleet, citing the compact bus’s low emissions and road safety features as the core reasons for adding them to the Scottish capital’s bus fleet. The Scottish government has committed to the introduction of low emission zones into Scotland’s four […]

Scania to develop fuel cell refuse truck

19 December 2018 Truck maker Scania is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in Sweden. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor, and is part of an environmental project backed by Swedish government agencies, including the country’s Energy Agency and Stockholm’s […]

Guest Trucks gets UK’s first IVECO LNG demonstrator

19 December 2018 Guest Truck and Van is the first dealership in the UK to offer customer test drives in a natural gas powered IVECO tractor unit. The dealer has taken delivery of the IVECO Stralis NP (Natural Power) LNG 460BHP 6×2 Tractor Unit, which was launched earlier this year in the UK. By far […]

Self-driving bus trial gathers momentum

19 December 2018 A self-driving bus is undergoing trials along an entire Bus Rapid Transit line (BRT) in a bid to demonstrate how efficient the technology could become. Japanese infrastructure technology firm Kyocera announced that it will participate in the self-driving bus test, organised by the “Mobility Innovation Consortium”. The group promotes autonomous driving and […]

Feature: The new trucks and vans due in 2019

19 December 2018 After a busy period for new launches in 2018, the year ahead doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in the commercial vehicle market, with a raft of new vehicles due to arrive over the next 12 months. It’s set to be a busy year for Ford, with the all-new Fiesta van […]