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Toyota to Celebrate Hilux Pickup’s Half Century on Sale at CV Show 2018

One of the most innovative and interesting attractions that will take place at the CV Show in Birmingham next week comes courtesy of the Japanese automaker Toyota. Alongside the array of new vans and other products and services associated with commercial vehicles, its stand will play host to the creation of a unique Hilux pickup … Continue reading “Toyota to Celebrate Hilux Pickup’s Half Century on Sale at CV Show 2018”

Unique Truck Engine Technology Revealed By ULEMCo

In the race to make trucks more environmentally friendly and efficient, many manufacturers are turning to fuel cell technology and battery-based electric power trains. But a new project stewarded by ULEMCo is taking a different approach to tackling the zero-emissions conundrum. As with fuel cell vehicles, the main source of energy for this innovative engine … Continue reading “Unique Truck Engine Technology Revealed By ULEMCo”

Additional Funding for Eco-Friendly Buses Announced

Last week the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed that it was creating a new initiative to help fund the adoption of efficient and environmentally friendly buses across the UK. In total £48 million will be available under the Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, with several funding rounds opening up over the course of the next three … Continue reading “Additional Funding for Eco-Friendly Buses Announced”

First Electric Fuso eCanter Trucks Arrive in the UK

The eCanter range was unveiled last year and has now hit the European market, with initial deliveries to British buyers made earlier this week. This zero-emissions truck from Fuso and its parent company Daimler is built to handle distribution duties in towns and cities, with its minimal environmental impact helping to avoid air quality issues … Continue reading “First Electric Fuso eCanter Trucks Arrive in the UK”