Swedish company Impact Coatings, the leading developer and supplier of coatings for bipolar/separator plates for fuel cells, has entered into an agreement with China Hydrogen Energy.
The world of transportation and road freight is changing rapidly. New vehicle technologies, new commercial and environmental expectations, and new government regulations are all important aspects of our changing world and will have a major impact on New Zealand’s road freight industry into the future.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is investigating a catastrophic failure of a truck drawbeam that resulted in a laden heavy trailer separating from a truck on Wednesday.
As part of the Electric Vehicles Programme, the Government plans to introduce a new RUC exemption for heavy electric vehicles to encourage their uptake. A spokesperson for Transport Minister Simon Bridges confirmed that the exemption would be the current RUC rates on the truck. It does not appear to include trailers towed by the electric vehicle.
More than 2000 electric vehicles are now registered in New Zealand, surpassing the Government’s aim to double the fleet this year.
It’s not just Santa who delivers the goods at Christmas time… As the bulk of Christmas freight starts being delivered around the country, police want to make sure the drivers and freight arrive at their destinations safely.
Work has begun on the $115 million Longswamp Section of the Government’s $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway. This involves widening and upgrading State Highway 1 between Hampton Downs and the Rangiriri Interchange to four lanes, with improved local road connections and a new local road overbridge.