Industry News

Rapid charging network Electric Highway expands into London

Electric Highway

The Electric Highway has seen an increasing number of charge points being installed up and down the country with the increased demand being put on public charge points to be more widely available. This move will be expanding into London next year with 30 charge points set to be installed on petrol station forecourts. The Ecotricity pumps will be installed on Motor Fuel ... Read More »

London’s T-charge broken down & explained in free guide

T-charge

Alphabet have offered a free guide on London’s recently implemented T-Charge focusing on the opening phase, which came into force on October 23. It covers the types of vehicle affected, exemptions, how it works, payment options, how to avoid the T-charge and penalties for non-payment. The guide also looks ahead to April 2019, when Euro 4 and Euro 5 diesel vehicles (pre-64 plate) ... Read More »

Minibus Options builds the UK’s largest wheelchair-accessible minibus

Minibus Options

Derbyshire-based Minibus Options has completed the UK’s largest wheelchair-accessible minibus conversion – building an M2 category minibus offering the capacity to accommodate up to seven wheelchair passengers. The conversion has been made possible thanks to the IVECO Daily – the largest panel van on the UK market – which is now offered with a 4,100mm wheelbase plus an extra-long rear ... Read More »

Volvo Trucks believe ‘Gas’ is the next road to tackle emissions

Volvo Trucks

With the new gas-powered engine, the challenge for Volvo Trucks engineers was to develop a new driveline that could reduce CO2 emissions immediately, offer customers the same high performance as diesel and be a viable solution for the future. The final solution meant re-thinking the whole usage of the diesel principle. Volvo Trucks have realised the need for alternative fuels ... Read More »

Traffic jams cost economy around £9bn on major UK roads

Traffic jams

The government has told highway chiefs to reduce motorway closure times following accidents after new figures showed that traffic jams on the UK’s major roads cost the economy £9bn a year. There were more than 1.35 million traffic jams on the UK’s major roads in the past year, but November 2016 was the worst month in terms of volume with ... Read More »