Econ Engineering announces ‘landmark deal’ for world’s first ever fully electric gritter

Econ Engineering’s fully electric-powered gritter has secured a landmark contract with UK highways specialist Ringway signing up to take delivery of the revolutionary E-QCB (Electric Quick Change Body). The first ever completely electric vehicle of its kind on the market utilises the very latest in sustainable technology without diminishing performance, helping customers cut their emissions […]

Smoother journeys to come thanks to A5 resurfacing scheme

Drivers using the A5 through Staffordshire will soon be enjoying smoother and safer journeys as major resurfacing works are being carried out. Resurfacing work is to be carried out along a busy stretch of the A5 in Staffordshire which will bring smoother journeys for road users. The work will be carried out between the A5/A4601 […]

Bus upgrade plans in Scotland “abandoned”

A budget to transform public transport and make it greener in a large part of Scotland has been withdrawn by the Scottish government. The Herald newspaper reports issues with funding has led to the scrapping of plans to electrify a bus fleet. It says it has emerged that the Scottish Government has slashed funding for […]

Government “committed to MOT modernisation” as annual testing continues

The Government has published its response to the consultation on updating MOT testing for cars, motorbikes and vans, which confirms that the first MOT will remain at three years from registration. Every subsequent MOT will also continue to be taken once every year, which it says ensures motorists can continue to drive with peace of […]

ITS Nationals Network appoints three new members to Coordination Committee

The Network of National ITS Associations (ITS Nationals) has elected representatives from Bulgaria, Italy and the Netherlands to its Coordination Committee. The committee leads the strategy and direction of the group, which aims to ensure that ITS knowledge and information is transmitted to all its members across the network and works closely with ERTICO – […]

Apple’s car project to concentrate on EVs rather than driverless

Apple is reported to have changed its plans for a car to a less ambitious design, with the intent of finally bringing an electric vehicle to market. Bloomberg reports that, after previously looking at developing a truly driverless car, the company is now working on an EV with more limited features. The news agency says […]

Musk says Chinese automakers could “demolish” rivals

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is warning Chinese automakers will “demolish” global rivals without trade barriers. US News reports that Mr Musk’s comments, made during an earnings call, “underscores the heat the US electric vehicle market leader faces from the likes of BYD (pictured), who are racing to expand worldwide.” The report adds he said the […]

Roads Minister releases video plugging Plan for Drivers

The Roads and Local Transport Minister Guy Opperman has posted a short video on X explaining how the Government is planning to update streetworks regulations. The consultation involves requiring at least 50% of any surplus lane rental funds to be spent on repairing potholes, raising the level of fixed penalty notices that can be issued […]


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