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21/10/2019

Bus trial reveals 7% fuel saving with Allison xFE transmission

Go Ahead London is reporting fuel efficiency improvements of more than 7% on an Enviro200 bus after 15 months of an ongoing trial with Allison’s xFE transmission.

The vehicle, operating from Go-Ahead’s Stockwell depot, was retrofitted with the xFE transmission hardware and FuelSense 2.0 software for the trial, which started in August last year. ...
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21/10/2019

Highways firm chooses Arocs

Highways service provider Ringway Jacobs has taken delivery of eight new ...
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21/10/2019

New Glasgow site for TIP

TIP Trailer Services has relocated its branch in Scotland from Motherwell ...
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18/10/2019

New Citywide range from Scania

Scania has announced a new generation of its Citywide range for urban and ...
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18/10/2019

ADL unveils Class II Enviro500

Alexander Dennis (ADL) is unveiling a European Class II inter-urban ...
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18/10/2019

Cummins cuts engine emissions

Cummins says its L9N natural gas bus engine can now achieve “close to zero ...
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17/10/2019

Certas upgrades FuelTrace

Fuels and lubricants supplier Certas Energy has released an upgraded ...
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17/10/2019

Qualitex taps into Mercedes

Bathroom distributor Qualitex Supplies has taken delivery of two more ...
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17/10/2019

Rivus wins two new deals

Rivus Fleet Solutions – the new name for BT Fleet Solutions – has ...
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Features
09/10/2019

Power politics in electric drivetrains

Engineering is not enough. Political and fiscal incentives will decide the fortunes of hybrid trucks, argues Richard Simpson

Thanks to grants and tax concessions, hybrids have been one of the great successes of the automotive industry in these otherwise troubled times.The second half of 2017 saw a 40%-plus increase in registrations of plug-in ...
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09/10/2019

Space age

Using the lightest element in the universe, hydrogen, produces only energy and water vapour, which is why some see it as the future of fuel in the long term. Publicly funded bus trials have been overcoming some of its issues – ...
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09/10/2019

A third rail for road

A number of electric roads are currently in testing, mostly in Sweden, Germany and China. Invited by a Swedish Transport Administration official, Tim Wynne-Jones reports from Frankfurt’s ERS conference in May 2019
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09/10/2019

A history of irtec

The irtec technician qualification scheme has helped to raise standards and safety across the commercial vehicle world. Its expansion – which was never a certainty, particularly in the early days – is one of the SOE’s biggest ...
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