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Finding the correct duty cycle for an electric truck is the most important part of the electrification of our road transport system. Grasping the low-hanging fruit in the early stages is vital to prove that electric trucks can work. Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand had already trialled its first 16 tonne electric truck in…

You have to be confident in your procurement process to replace a fleet of 61 trucks of one marque with a totally different one in one fell swoop. That’s what DS Smith Logistics has done in taking delivery of 61 new Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units. The new trucks – that arrive via…

Multi-temperature distribution business Moran Logistics has added 15 new Volvo FM 460 6×2 tractor units to its busy, growing fleet. The new FMs – which all meet Transport for London’s 3-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating – offer the company the ideal solution for its multi-drop delivery operations into urban areas. Supplied by Jack Hulse,…

We hear about new landmarks in the world of electric trucks all of the time; the first electric tractor unit in East Anglia, the first skip loader in the North West, Largest order of electric trucks etc., so we thought it worthwhile highlighting our own electric truck landmark. This week sees the first used electric…

Well, this really is BIG NEWS in the Truckpages world. On this week’s front cover is the first ever fully electric truck to appear for sale inside the magazine. If is a fully electric, 19 tonne GVW (you get the extra tonne for it being electric) DAF LF E19 Electric with the 26ft curtainside body…

Now, this looks like a proper working truck. All too often when we see images of new electric trucks going into service they appear to be on lighter duties and may be part of a fleet ‘for show’. The new 44-tonne Volvo FH Electric 6×2 tractor unit operated by Bartrums on behalf of Boortmalt, a…

Iveco and Hyundai have been working together successfully since 2022 and have already produced an eDAILY fuel cell van amongst others. Taking this relationship one step further, it has been announced that Iveco will market a Hyundai-manufactured battery electric chassis cab with a gross weight of between 2.6 and 3.5 tonnes. The van will be…

There are a number of electric-only start ups that have come and gone from the electric commercial vehicle market – first was Modec which disappeared in 2011 and Volta, which has only recently been saved from bankruptcy thanks to a deal with Luxor Capital. Others remain on the scene such as Tevva and Electra, the…

They are not quite putting the closed sign above the sales office for MAN’s new eTruck, as their new electric truck factory comes online in 2025.  Until then, the company has no more of their eTruck to sell after the first limited edition models of the new MAN eTruck for 2024 are already sold out,…

When working on local waste operations in London, a 190-kilometre range on an electric truck must be sufficient for a day’s operation. This type of operation won’t suffer from range anxiety when considering an electric truck, it simply comes down to economic vs. environmental considerations – buying the chargers and investing in the more expensive…

Volvo Trucks has become the first truck manufacturer in the UK to have four different models of low emission vehicle approved for the Government’s plug-in grant of up to £25,000 on new registrations. This follows approval of the FH Electric and FM Electric, both as 4×2 tractor units and with the maximum six batteries. The…

It hasn’t been desperately well advertised, but the Government is giving operators who buy an approved electric truck thousands of pounds to offset the higher initial purchase price of the electric truck compared to buying diesel. The headline grant stands at an impressive £25,000 for large trucks and £16,000 for smaller trucks– but, as with…

Now that 2023 is over, we take a look back to see the developments that have taken place in the truck world in this fascinating time as alternatively-fuelled trucks start to finally make their way onto the UK market. New Truck Sales Looking back to last January, the year started out with Scania announcing that…

DAF Trucks has revealed its next steps for equipping its UK DAF Dealer network to support operators in their uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). Key among a significant UK-wide investment is the commitment from all 34 DAF Truck Sales Centres to become DAF certified Electric Truck Centres with specialist electric truck infrastructure, trained technicians and…

Series production of the Renault Trucks heavy duty electric trucks has just begun at Renault Trucks’ plant in Bourg-en-Bresse, France. The site has been assembling the brand’s trucks for 60 years and is now set to produce the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C. Dedicated to regional distribution and urban construction, these vehicles are the…

Biffa is to put its first electric skiploader into service, with a new 18-tonne Volvo FE Electric 4×2 rigid bringing zero tailpipe emission operation to the Isle of Wight. The arrival of the FE Electric forms part of an order for 104 new Biffa vehicles from Volvo Trucks, being deployed across the UK as part…

DAF’s New Generation DAF XB series goes on display for the first time in the UK at the London EV Show at ExCel London from the 28th to 30th November. The show exhibit, a 12-tonne XB Electric, is the newest addition to the range of zero emission models available from DAF. DAF Trucks recently announced…

Veterans into Logistics, a charity which specialises in helping former military personnel to re-train for a career in the logistics sector, has replaced its ageing fleet of three HGV driver training vehicles with modern Volvo trucks. The new vehicles comprise an FH 460 LNG Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit donated by Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland,…

Once again, Volvo Trucks has won the International Truck of the Year gong for its FH – but this time it is for the FH Electric. This is the first-ever electric truck to claim the title. In explaining their decision, the jury praised the electric truck’s performance, seamless acceleration, quietness, and vibration-free behaviour. “With the…

DAF Trucks has started its DAF EV Relay, with two DAF LF Electric 4×2 rigids on a tour of its Dealer Network to train and familiarise staff at all 34 of the company’s truck sales centres in the UK and Ireland. Each DAF Dealer will drive an LF Electric to its location before delivering hands-on…