Andy Salter has spent most of his 30-year working life in and around the commercial vehicle and road freight sector building up a depth of knowledge and expertise. A former editor of TRUCK and Commercial Motor magazines, Andy is a previous Chair of the International Truck of the Year jury and is now managing director of DVV Media International the owner of Freight Carbon Zero. He is passionate about helping the industry prepare for a carbon zero future.
Freight Carbon Zero webinar outlines the basics of carbon zero commercial vehicles
Freight Carbon Zero teamed up with Volvo Trucks for its first webinar giving viewers an explanation of the key terms, concepts and technology associated with carbon zero commercial vehicles.
Europe’s new heavy duty vehicle CO2 emissions proposals explained
In mid-February the European Commission released its draft regulations mandating CO2 emissions reductions for heavy duty vehicles. We have been granted permission by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to reproduce a version of its article explaining the changes.
Freight Carbon Zero exclusive interview – Anja van Niersen, CEO, Milence
Milence is a joint-venture between Daimler, Traton and Volvo tasked with developing and operating a Europe-wide network of electric truck charging sites. In an exclusive Freight Carbon Zero interview Andy Salter caught up with Milence CEO Anja van Niersen to understand how you embark on such a project.
Freight Carbon Zero exclusive interview – technical deep dive with Lunaz Chief Technologist Jon Hilton
In last week’s interview with the team at Lunaz, it was clear we weren’t going to fit all the insights and observations from the Chief Technologist, Jon Hilton, into the article without it running to over 4000 words! So we thought we’d bring you a technical deep dive with him ...
Freight Carbon Zero exclusive interview: David Lorenz (Founder and CEO) and Jon Hilton (Chief Technologist), Lunaz Technology
Lunaz Technology is a new entrant into the carbon zero truck space, specialising in upcycling commercial vehicles to battery electric. We went to the brand new Lunaz factory to meet Founder and CEO David Lorenz and Chief Technologist Jon Hilton to find out what’s going on.
European Commission lays out 90% CO2 emissions cut for trucks by 2040
The European Commission has layed out its long-awaited proposals to cut CO2 emissions of heavy duty commercial vehicles.
Let’s talk about skills
As it’s National Apprentice Week, let’s talk about skills. The skills the industry is going to need, and the skills it’s not going to need, as we progress to the carbon zero landing point. First, let’s separate skills from resources. The point here is about the skills, the training and ...
New ICCT study analyses life-cycle greenhouse gas performance of trucks
A new study released by the International Council on Clean Transportation, a Washington-based environmental think tank, comparing lifetime greenhouse gas emissions for different fuel types, claims battery electric vehicles are best; gas-powered trucks are marginal in the GHG emission benefits compared to diesel and the fuel usage of the vehicle ...
Reliance Industries takes the wraps off India’s first hydrogen internal combustion heavy duty engine
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has unveiled India’s first hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2ICE) technology for heavy duty trucks at the India Energy Week in Bangalore.
Proposed weight increases for new technologies
Last week, the Department for Transport (DfT) put out its draft documentation outlining the changes to the Authorized Weight legislation. The new rules will allow additional gross weight capacity for new vehicles with lower emissions than traditional diesel vehicles.
Daimler Truck spins off diesel engine business to focus on carbon zero powertrains
Daimler Trucks and engine builder Deutz have announced a cooperation agreement which will see Daimler hive off its medium duty engine business to Deutz, allowing the global truck builder to focus on developing its carbon zero power trains. The tie-up, announced by Deutz on 30 January 2023, sees Daimler Truck ...
Freight Carbon Zero exclusive interview – Asher Bennett, Founder and CEO, Tevva Motors
Tevva has recently secured whole vehicle type approval for its battery electric 7.5-tonne rigid truck – a major milestone in the development of the company. Andy Salter headed to the company’s Tilbury factory to interview company CEO and Founder Asher Bennett to find out more.
Life in the legacy truck brands?
A recent interview our colleagues at Commercial Motor carried out with the new Managing Director at Scania UK has got us thinking about brand image, identity and differentiation between the truck manufacturers as we shift to a future beyond fossil fuels. The comments in the interview refer to Scania’s mighty ...
Volta appoints former Volvo Trucks boss to its board
Volta Trucks has added another commercial vehicle industry heavyweight to its board of directors with the appointment of former Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson
Lessons to be learned from the electric passenger car backlash
It may be a quiet news week that’s caused it or the mainstream journalists have got bored of espousing their benefits or we may be facing a real backlash. But either way, over the past few days there seems to have been the ripple of a backlash against electric vehicles. ...
Terberg's hydrogen-powered shunter truck to be trialled at Immingham Port
Immingham Port is the first port in the UK to start trialling a hydrogen fuel cell shunter truck. The pilot study, part of a government programme, is using a Terberg fuel cell electric vehicle, the YT203-H2, developed through a collaboration between Terberg and Dutch fuel cell specialists Zepp.Solutions. The vehicle ...
Moran Logistics adding 15 new gas-power Scania trucks to its fleet
Castle Donington-based Moran Logistics is adding 15 new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet to run on its Lidl contracts. The Scania trucks, supplied by dealer Keltruck, will go on the road over the next 12 months
Freight Carbon Zero Interview – Einride general manager for Europe Robert Ziegler
Swedish truck and tech company, Einride, is growing rapidly. Having secured $500 million of funding last year it has recently opened up in Germany, Benelux and the US and there’s a UK market entry imminent. We got the low down on the company and its plans for the future from ...
Does the UK 6x2 tractor unit have a place on the road to carbon zero?
For fear of sounding like a broken record coming up with yet another barrier for the industry to overcome on its journey to decarbonisation, we feel we should raise an amber flag on the ubiquitous (in the UK at least) 6x2 tractor unit.
Our carbon zero 2023 wish list
It seems like it’s the time of the year for wish lists and new year’s resolutions, so we thought we’d ask our contributors to tell us where they would like to see some focus in the year ahead…