UK commits £2.5m for low emission retrofit technologies

It will support testing of new technologies for the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme

Sustainable swimming kit takes the plunge

Selkie Swim Co’s swimwear collection is made out of recycled materials such as plastic

Daimler subsidiary makes first electric truck customers

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

Brewing giant bets big on hydrogen-electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch aims to convert entire long-haul dedicated fleet in the uS to renewable powered trucks by 2025

Express delivery! Could drones help cut emissions?

The use of drones to deliver commercial packages could help save energy and emissions. A new study shows drone-based delivery could reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the transportation sector. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder conducted tests […]

Toyota and Japanese retail giant in fuel cell trial

Automotive giant Toyota and Seven-Eleven Japan have teamed up to carry out fuel cell pilot projects. The trials will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the convenience store chain’s operations and distribution network. One of the projects include exploring how fuel cell technologies could be deployed in Seven-Eleven Japan’s trucks to power both the […]

£4m for firms to switch to electric vans and trucks

The government is investing £4 million to help businesses switch their vans and trucks to electric vehicles. The money is part of the Plug-In Van Grant scheme which has been available since 2012 but sales have been limited, according to BEIS. That’s why it has decided, alongside the Department for Transport, to extend the scheme to offer grants […]

US invests $137m in energy efficient vehicle tech

The US has announced an investment worth $137 million (£102.75m) to develop technologies tha make vehicles more energy efficient. The money will be used for two different initiatives. The first will fund four projects to develop and demonstrate cost effective technologies that more than double the freight efficiency of trucks. Through the second initiative, a […]

US invests $80m in efficient truck technologies

The US is investing $80 million (£54.4m) to improve the efficiency of trucks. The money from the Department of Energy (DoE) will fund the research, development and demonstration of technologies which aim to improve heavy-truck freight efficiency by more than 100%. The projects will use a variety of truck and trailer technology approaches such as engine […]

US trucking firm fined $100k for not installing pollution filters

A trucking company in the US has been hit with a $100,000 (£65,340) fine for failing to install emissions controls in its fleet. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Estes Express Lines violated the California Truck and Bus Regulation as it didn’t have particulate filters on 73 of its heavy-duty diesel trucks. That’s 15% […]