Vehicles & technology

Electra appoints Solomon to partner on UK’s first zero-emission refrigerated fuel cell electric vehicle

 
Temperature-controlled rigids manufacturer Solomon Commercials has partnered with Electra Commercial Vehicles to deliver a 19-tonne hydrogen-powered truck which is the first of its kind to go into operation. The Electra eCargo fuel cell electric…

Self-driving delivery vans heading for UK roads as government launches £40m initiative

 
Self-driving vans, buses and shuttles could soon hit the UK’s roads following the launch today (23 May) of a £40m funding competition. The move aims to kick-start commercial self-driving services, including delivery vehicles. The ‘Commercialisin…

Overhead charging cables the cheapest and most effective way to decarbonise long-haul HGVs, new study finds

 
Powering electric HGVs via overhead charging cables is a much cheaper solution for decarbonising the haulage sector than other methods, according to a mechanical engineer overseeing a government-funded project into the idea. Professor David Cebo…