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Cement Australia has been awarded a grant from the $5 million Commercial Sector Innovation Fund (CSIF) to lease 24 batteries and equip six diesel prime movers in its Melbourne fleet with electric drivetrains and batteries, giving them a range of more than 200 kilometres on a single charge. The company has been pioneering the use Continue reading More electric trucks for Cement Australia

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This year’s Brisbane Truck Show featured record numbers of electric, hydrogen and hybrid commercial vehicles on display, from utes to road trains and everything in between. It was also the largest transport industry event in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 40,000 visitors during the four-day extravaganza, including a strong showing from overseas executives representing Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show uncovers huge clean transport shift, from utes to road trains

The Brisbane Truck Show 2023 (BTS23) is almost upon us, from May 18-21 we can expect some exciting reveals that should interest VASA members. Among the exhibits will be Carrier’s new carbonless cooling system, HDrive’s autonomous yard truck and the Australian debut of the eActros, the first all-electric truck from Mercedes-Benz. The next VASA SightGlass Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show 2023 reveals well worth checking out

After a tough 2021 due to multiple COVID restrictions, 2023 promises to be business as usual at the Brisbane Truck Show (BTS). Longstanding exhibitors are eager to return and showcase their new developments at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 18th until Sunday 21st of May. Plenty of manufacturers, driven by record demand, Continue reading Electrifying 2023 Brisbane Truck Show line-up looms

Sydney-based electric and hydrogen truck and bus importer Foton Mobility Distribution will partner with TAFE NSW, TAFE Queensland, South West TAFE (Victoria), Federation University, Deakin University (Victoria) TAS TAFE, TAFE SA, South Metropolitan TAFE WA, MTA NSW and MTAQ to develop training programs and accreditations to meet changing transport industry needs during the transport to Continue reading EV, hydrogen truck & bus training move

The Volvo Group Australia factory in Brisbane will begin producing all-electric trucks in 2027. In preparation, the Queensland state government has issued permits for two battery-electric Volvo heavy trucks to undergo local trials as the models in question exceed Australia’s 2.5-metre width restriction by 2.5cm. Although it may be possible for locally-built electric Volvo trucks Continue reading Volvo to make electric trucks in QLD

In 2019, more than 25 per cent of heavy vehicles on Queensland roads were reported to be over 20 years old. Such vehicles are often more polluting, less safe, less reliable and more expensive to run than newer alternatives. The ongoing operation of these older vehicles poses myriad problems and doesn’t align with the increasing Continue reading Research explores ways to reduce environmental, social and financial impacts of older trucks