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  • DfT to tackle Northern rail 25/05/2018
    The poor performance of Northern rail services has taken up top priority on the Department for Transport’s agenda. The government is to modernise of the rail network to improve services for passengers across the country with the timetable recovery plan, which will tackle disruption to services. “We are delivering the most comprehensive and significant modernisation […]
    Maria Highland
  • Oxford proposes Zero Emission Zone 25/05/2018
    Oxford is proposing to introduce a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2035. The aim is to start phasing out some vehicle types and making a number of streets emission free, eventually banning all vehicle types in line with technological developments. Currently, the levels of nitrogen dioxide […]
    Maria Highland
  • Designworks wins partnership in IONITY venture 24/05/2018
    BMW Group subsidiary Designworks has been chosen by IONITY to design the charging station architecture, charger pylons, digital interaction concept for the European fast-charge network for long-distance travel is planning 400 stations along major routes across Europe by the end of 2020. IONITY is a joint venture between the BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen […]
    Maria Highland
  • Frost & Sullivan names key mobility trends 24/05/2018
    Frost & Sullivan has outlined mobility as a service’ (MaaS), integrated mobility services and the deepening of public-private partnerships as rising trends in the mobility sector and are predicted to generate a market for mobility services worth over $1 trillion by 2025. “As the roadmap for intelligent mobility evolves, policy makers and service providers are […]
    Maria Highland
  • Scania targets urban deliveries with low-entry cab 17/05/2018
    Scania is targeting the urban delivery market with a new low-entry truck cab, the L-Series, which can “kneel” to make it easier to get in and out of. Low entry truck cabs are common on refuse vehicles, but Scania sees demand growing in city delivery operations. Henrik Eng, product director, urban, said: “The L-series really […]
    Maria Highland
  • DAF and VDL show off first electric truck 17/05/2018
    DAF trucks and VDL Groep have partnered to create their first fully electric truck for high volume city distribution with zero emissions. The EV truck is equipped with a 210-kW electric motor and is powered by a 170-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It can travel up to 100km on a full charge and can be quickly […]
    Maria Highland
  • Cummins targets electrics and hybrids with new battery packs 17/05/2018
    Cummins has presented a portfolio of new battery packs and modules for electric and hybrid powertrains. Included in this portfolio is the BP74E (74 kWh battery pack), BP35E (35 kWh battery pack), BM44E (44 kWh battery module) and BM20E (20 kWh battery module). The batteries, designed and built by Cummins, use Li-ion technology with a […]
    Maria Highland
  • RHA demands action on road repairs 15/05/2018
    The Road Haulage Association has called on the government to do more to repair the UK’s crumbling road network. “Currently, many roads are full of cracks waiting to turn into dangerous potholes that can cause collisions,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. “The Government and local authorities must do more to bring the network up […]
    Maria Highland
  • Hyperloop passenger capsule prototype unveiled 14/05/2018
    BMW Group subsidiary Designworks has partnered with Virgin Hyperloop One and the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) to create a prototype design for the hyperloop capsule in Dubai. The first physical full-scale prototype was shown to the public for the first time this month. Designworks aimed to create an interior that is both […]
    Maria Highland
  • Solid-state batteries are game-changers, says Frost & Sullivan 11/05/2018
    The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly and Frost & Sullivan predicts solid-state batteries will present significant growth opportunities for future battery chemistries. Solid state batteries hold an energy density 2.5 times higher than lithium-ion batteries and global EV sales are expected to reach 1.6 million unit sales, reports Frost and Sullivan’s “Global Electric Vehicle […]
    Maria Highland