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Read all of the new electric truck news on these pages. We cover the major traditional truck manufacturers and their new electric trucks plus the new electric truck manufacturers such as Tevva and Volta.  Read about market leaders in the electric truck market in Europe and information regarding grants and incentives for the uptake in electric trucks in the UK and across Europe.

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…

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…

Time really does fly by when you are having fun. Now, let’s face it, what could possibly be more fun than being a used truck dealer? When you add these two (almost) facts together you will see that used truck dealers – especially those who trade in late, used trucks – will need to start…

We all know that electric trucks are more expensive to buy than their diesel counterparts – the ticket price is between two and three times that of a standard truck. Scania have got together with a German freight forwarding platform to offer electric trucks on a pay-per-use basis via a new joint venture company, JUNA….

DAF Trucks has said it is ‘right behind’ the recent announcement of funding from the UK Government and Innovate UK for the Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstrator programme. DAF XD Electric and XF Electric tractor units will form part of a 370-vehicle fleet comprised primarily of battery electric, plus some hydrogen-fuelled, trucks, rolled-out through…

From today you can order yourself a brand-new, heavy-duty electric MAN eTruck. There seems to be takers for the truck already, as the company tell us that they have already received 600 order inquiries. Sounds like you will have missed the deadline for delivery in 2024, however. Whilst the first 200 units are scheduled to…

If you are going to dip your metaphorical toe in to the waters of electric tractor units, then putting one on local deliveries with distances of less than 250kms in a day would be most people’s choice. That’s what Staffordshire-based Hawkins Logistics has done with their new electric FM 4×2 tractor units unlikely to clock…

Hot on the heels of the Mercedes eActros, MAN Truck & Bus is now also launching sales of their new heavy MAN eTruck at the end of October. According to the company’s plans, this should account for around 50 percent of MAN’s new vehicle registrations in the EU by 2030. But in order for the…

Scania first presented its next level of battery-electric zero-emission regional trucks in June 2022 and has built up a solid order book. Production will now commence in Södertälje, Sweden, for trucks with R and S cabs with 400 or 450 kW of engine power, sufficient for a broad variety of truck applications. With updated urban…

Renault Trucks has helped in the conversion of a 12-tonne diesel truck into a battery-powered electric truck. This electric retrofit project was carried out in collaboration with Novumtech, with financial support from the ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition. The initiative aims to preserve natural resources while reducing the environmental impact of vehicles. The…

Just take a look at everything that’s packed between the chassis rails of a 6×2 midlift tractor unit and you will see that there’s not a lot of empty space. The room that the extra axle takes up is significant and means that the fuel tanks of a 6×2 midlift are not as large as…

Lots of the truck news at present seems all about electric trucks. There is plenty going by the truck manufacturers to make sure that they are ready for the deadlines impose by Brussels. Whether the charging infrastructure will catch up remains to be seen, but is seems that the German truckmakers will be able to…

This is no longer a concept truck or one that’s undergoing secret testing. Mercedes have revealed their eActros 600 tractor unit for long distance haulage. You can place an order for one today – and don’t mind a left-hand drive, 4×2 one – it will be built at the end of 2024. That’s a similar…

For the sake of the environment most people would agree that promoting the take up of electric vans is a good thing – especially for our urban environments. To help smooth the transition along, it was agreed that the weight disadvantage of a battery electric van should not hold back the roll out of these…