US offers $162m to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from cars and trucks

It will support the next stage of the SuperTruck initiative, aimed at electrifying freight trucking, along with efforts to expand electric vehicle infrastructure and lower emissions for on and off-road vehicles

UK’s new ships could have to be zero emission by 2025

The Department for Transport and Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani have set out a series of ambitious plans to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector

Shipping firms ‘failing to invest in critical decarbonisation tech’

A new report from CDP warns this is despite the sector being at risk of missing targets set by the International Maritime Organization

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen, left,, shakes hands with Torc CEO, Michael Fleming
Daimler Trucks to smarten up as firm buys driverless vehicle business

The Daimler subsidiary has acquired the majority stake in Torc Robotics for an undisclosed sum

Ballard Power Systems gases up four UPS trucks with hydrogen fuel cells

The companies hope the vans will help reduce freight emissions in their area of operation

Daimler subsidiary makes first electric truck customers

Transportation services provider Penske Truck Leasing and logistics specialist NFI Industries have bought 30 trucks between them

Budget 2017: New study to assess freight congestion and pollution

Chancellor Philip Hammond has asked the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to study the future of freight and its effect on congestion and pollution. The announcement was made alongside the Budget this week, which included £540 million for EVs and charging infrastructure, a tax hike for diesel cars which will finance a new £220 million Clean […]

UK offers £15m to cut vehicle emissions

The UK Government is offering a share of £15 million for research into technologies that can help cut emissions from lorries as well as cars and vans. That could include materials which make vehicles lighter or improve the efficiency of engines and batteries. The competition has been developed with Innovate UK and supports the government’s […]

Major fleet owners trial natural gas lorries

Natural gas powered lorries are to be road-tested by six of the UK’s major fleet operators. Project managed by technology and services firm Air Liquide, the trial will be funded in part by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK. It will see businesses working in the transport and logistics sector, including Kuehne + Nagel, […]

Low emission freight projects win £20m share

The winners of a £20 million programme to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality have been unveiled. A total of 20 companies will share the funding under the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial for innovative ways to deploy low and zero emission vehicles. Winning projects include a scheme to increase battery range for […]