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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.

If you listen to Mercedes-Benz Trucks, they will tell you that both hydrogen and battery electric trucks will be needed to replace diesel in long haul applications. There is little doubt in most areas of the commercial vehicle industry that local and regional distribution will be carried out by battery electric trucks by 2040. Whether…

Renault Trucks has revealed an all-electric line-up for waste and recycling operations at the Resource & Waste Management Expo (RWM) at the NEC in Birmingham. Making its UK debut was the new 26 tonne E-Tech D Wide 6×2 low entry cab with bus-style folding door and low step height for ease of entry and exit. …

We have already seen the prototype and, whilst these do not always make their way into full productions, it makes sense that the cab is essentially to Actros cab (why build a new one just for a driveline change?). So we expect the big reveal to look a little like the prototype image below. In…

The good news for the environment is that a national food wholesaler and distributor, Reynolds Catering Supplies, has put a new, zero-emissions DAF LF Electric at 19-tonne GVW into service for multi-drop deliveries around Leeds. However, the order also included no fewer than 29 diesel DAF trucks. The truck will be saving around 70 to…

Electric trucks are perfectly suited to refuse trucks work. Councils typically work to a green agenda. These two points alone should mean that the UK’s refuse truck fleet will be amongst the first to be totally electric. The only sticking point is the cost and therefore typical lifespan of these types of trucks. They are…

Cambridgeshire-based family business, Welch’s Transport, has taken delivery of a Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide 4×2 curtainside rigid, the first fully electric HGV on its fleet.  The new 19 tonne E-Tech D Wide has been selected for the first Net Zero delivery service in Cambridge and is supporting the city’s sustainability goal in reducing direct…

This looks like a great idea. The surface area of a semi trailer is similar to that of a reasonable sized house. Cover this in lightweight solar panels and you have a power source for the truck. If the power generated were sufficient, a truck driving around in a sunny country would never need to…

Volta Trucks, the all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced an evaluation is underway as part of the brand’s Driving Experience Programme with global transport and logistics company, DSV. The all-electric Volta Zero will be the first zero-tailpipe emission truck on the DSV fleet. The truck will be operating from DSV’s southern hub in Purfleet and…

Until June this year, Iveco was tied to a joint venture with Nikola as far as heavy duty electric and fuel cell trucks were concerned. At this time, the company took the joint venture under sole ownership and now have the ability to market the trucks under their own Iveco brand. The Electric Truck Components…

In Scania’s latest interim report, all news was good for the business in the second quarter of this year; sales were up 36%, margin was up to 13.6%, deliveries were up 18%, order intake was up by 9% and the service business was up 13%. At face value, the fact that zero emission truck sales…

Reading between the lines of the 1200 mile EV Rally that DAF participated in with Cenex, the sustainable transport research technology organisation, it was clear that charging en route was the largest issue for the 19 tonne DAF LF that took part. Of course, there are rapid car charging points available, most with suitable connection…

There is much discussion about the benefits of electric trucks in terms of CO2 and NOx and particulate emission reductions. Less is mentioned about the additional benefit of a decrease in sound pollution that should be achievable from an electric truck when compared to its diesel counterpart. Comparing an electric truck to its diesel brethren,…

It looks like the electric tractor unit could be used across all applications eventually. A recent example of how the electric drivetrain is capable of viable operation comes as Volvo Trucks deliver an electric truck for heavy transport to a haulier in Gothenburg, Sweden. The truck can handle a total weight of 74 tonnes. Across…

The simple answer is not really. According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, (SMMT), June saw even fewer electric vans registered this June than in June 2022. Having said this, the first six months of this year did see an 8.7% rise in battery electric van registrations in the UK. Whilst…

With over 2,100 commercial vehicles on their fleet, there is quite a way for Tesco to go to reach their net zero by 2035. The company has made a start with the addition of a new Volvo FM Electric 4×2 tractor unit. The truck’s arrival marks the first zero tailpipe emission 40-tonne electric Volvo model…

A standard all-electric IVECO eDaily 3.5 tonne van has claimed the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘Heaviest weight towed by an electric van’. Towing an incredible 153.58 tonnes, this standard production electric vehicle is now globally recognised for its extensive capabilities. In fact, this achievement surpasses records set by all-wheel drive electric cars,…

If your business is all about recycling, then you would be expected to have an eye on green issues. That seems to be the case with Stourbridge-based Pegasus Skip Hire, as they have added a new Volvo FE Electric to their fleet. This is the first electric skiploader that Volvo Trucks has delivered into operation…

It seems that electric truck sales are becoming more normal transactions that we are starting to see every day. Another business has invested in a pair of electric trucks – not a council or a multinational corporation, but a £150m turnover construction services, building products & logistics company based in Yorkshire and the North of…

Just a handful of months after the trucks reveal at the IAA last September, the all-electric Fuso eCanter is rolling off the European production line. Mitsubishi Fuso’s parent company Daimler, (which it shares with Mercedes Trucks) threw a bash to celebrate the milestone. The event at the FUSO Europe production plant in Tramagal, Portugal, saw…

There’s no dipping a toe into the water here. If you run a mixed fleet of trucks and vans, you may expect one of the diesel vans to be relaced with an electric version for work inside London. Not so for London-based premium drinks supplier The Drinks Club. The company has decided that replacing their…