Industry News

Opportunity charging taking off for Dutch organisation VDL

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Dutch organisation VDL recently gave their accounts of how opportunity charging performs in real life, which could be a viable solution for the future of electric buses operating in the UK. VDL as of yet has no plans to sell its Citea range in the UK but is keeping a very close eye on the UK market for electric buses. ... Read More »

Enterprise Car Club joins forces with Virgin Trains East Coast

Wakefield, Peterborough, Doncaster and Durham are the first four stations to go ahead with the new car club service, which Enterprise is planning to extend too many other stations along the line. The Department for Transport has welcomed this initiative as it supports partnerships with transport companies which in turn help support customers in more “joined-up” and hassle free travel. ... Read More »

Fuel economy on average 17.1% lower than official figures in real-world terms

Data released by Emissions Analytics has shed light on vans real-world fuel economy, which shows official figures are on average 17.1% lower than the official test figures given to customers/operators. In the table below there is a sample of vans which have been tested on, all showing fewer miles per gallon than originally advertised. The average is 17.1% but varies ... Read More »

Parliamentary Advisory Council calls on next government to overhaul road safety

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The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called on all political parties to make a commitment towards overhauling road safety on UK roads in the next parliament. After a good period of rapid decline, the number of road deaths hasn’t seen significant change in statistical terms since 2011. PACTS is publishing three documents written by experts on safer ... Read More »

Volkswagen become first auto manufacturer to fit all vans with AEB systems

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Volkswagen recently became the first auto manufacturer to install Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems on to all of their newly ordered vans which include the Caddy, Transporter and the new Crafter which will benefit from the new technology as of June 1st. Including this technology onto all of their newly ordered vehicles is a great leap in safety performances and ... Read More »