Renault’s Euro-6 Step D-compliant drivelines for its new 2019 models deliver fuel savings compared to current generation trucks.
Truck makers have toned down their criticism of Europe’s regulation on CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Did they have a change of heart? Perhaps, but it was more likely to be the result of mounting pressure from regulators.
Driving conditions in winter are notoriously worse compared to warmer months. Ice, fog, and snow all make for dangerous driving conditions. But the weather is not the only factor truck drivers need to consider as the seasons change.
Climate change. It’s not something we like to discuss in trucking. And for good reason… The industry is a huge consumer of fossil fuels, but solutions to the problem often lead to conversations about driverless trucks – an idea that doesn’t sit well with your average (human) trucker.
Elon Musk is not afraid of grabbing the headlines. Whether he’s smoking weed on a webcast, announcing plans to make Tesla private, accusing someone of being a paedophile, or discussing his plans in outer space, it seems there’s never a dull minute with this guy around.
The new targets are unrealistic. This is the message from truck manufacturers following the vote by the European Parliament on CO2 reduction targets in HGVs
In October Volvo Group discovered that parts of its emissions control systems are degrading “more quickly than expected”. As a result, engines in Volvo trucks could be failing legal limits for emissions.