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Volvo Take a Step Towards The Future With New Electric Trucks

One of the largest global commercial truck manufacturers, Volvo, has announced that it has started new electric FL and FE trucks for urban transport. The announcement is a clear sign that Volvo is committed to meet the increasing demand for sustainable transport solutions – and may trigger a ripple effect across the industry. Volvo has a […]

Ecodrive Sponsors Arriva Make a Difference Award

Ecodrive sponsored one of the prizes at Arriva North-East’s Make a Difference (MAD) Awards in April. Lewis Wright attended the 80s-themed event at the beautiful Hardwick Hall Hotel in County Durham.  And was pleased to present the Customer Excellence Award to Moors bus driver Richard Wright. Lewis said: “It was a great night celebrating the […]

ZF and the E-HGVs

First they came for the humble toothbrush… then the family car. Now it seems the process of electrification has stretched out to include even the heaviest of vehicles on our roads. The increased popularity of electric and hybrid cars – such as the Toyota Prius – and indeed the proliferation of charging points on our […]

ZF Unveils New AI-Driven Forklift Truck

ZF’s has applied its experience creating autonomous passenger cars and commercial vehicles to creating a forklift truck with highly automated driving functions. The networked forklift is fitted with a camera and radar system so that it can see its surrounding industrial environment. Data from these inputs is analysed and ‘understood’ by the ZF ProAI central […]

Danny moves up to Technical Sales Coordinator

We’re pleased to announce that long-standing Ecodrive employee, Danny Smith, has become our Technical Sales Coordinator. The role comes with responsibility for managing and growing the company’s sales; bringing in new business and increasing Ecodrive’s truck customer portfolio. Having over 10 years experience at the company, Danny has worked his way up from the workshop […]

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Should Truck Drivers Welcome Autonomous Trucks?

The world of self-driving cars and trucks is just around the corner, with car companies and technology giants working on the smarter vehicles. But many of the issues around autonomous vehicles are still unresolved. How must legislation change to make self-driving cars legal? What happens in a crash? And how will self-driving cars impact jobs […]