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Wireless charging project for long haul electric trucks

11th June 2021

A project led by Coventry City Council and supported by Ricardo and Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a new study into dynamic wireless charging technology for CV operators. The project...

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles reveals all-new Multivan

11th June 2021

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the all-new Multivan, featuring a fresh design, more flexible interior, improved connectivity, and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid option. The Multivan ...

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bp pulse opens UK’s first fleet rapid charging hub

11th June 2021

bp pulse has opened the UK’s first rapid charging hub for fleet vehicles. The new multi-charger hub on Park Lane in Central London can already provide rapid charging for 10 vehicles simultaneously an...

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Bridgestone’s slick response times at their ‘best ever’ levels

10th June 2021

Bridgestone’s 24/7 fleet service network is now operating at its best-ever levels according to bosses, who believe they are on course for their most efficient year in terms of breakdown responses. ...

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Highways England forced to backtrack smart motorway plans

10th June 2021

Highways England has had to backtrack on its plan to convert a section of the M62 to all lane running without a statutory environmental impact (EIA) assessment after a retired vicar threatened legal ac...

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Don’t forget tyre technicians – tyre training should be prioritised

10th June 2021

Continental Tyres is urging the road transport and tyre industry to invest in tyre technician training, to ensure the utmost safety on busy roadsides. The buoyancy of the UK’s logistics industry, dri...

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Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs

10th June 2021

The Association of Fleet Professionals and the BVRLA have joined forces to call upon Government to take steps to ensure that the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER) for electric vehicles is fit-for-pu...

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Freight Association issues advice on Delayed Declaration Scheme

9th June 2021

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to be very careful with any business that they are offered from traders that have taken advantage of HMRC’s Delayed Dec...

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1 in 4 drivers are now more nervous behind the wheel

9th June 2021

Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of drivers say they now feel more nervous about driving than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic started. The research by Spanish car manufacturer, SEAT found the eq...

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Global road freight sector set to grow by 4.3%

8th June 2021

Today, Shell and Frost & Sullivan published new research revealing that global road freight revenues are expected to grow by an average of 4.3% annually from 2020 to 2025. The whitepaper, Navigatin...

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