News: Sneak preview of Manukau bus station

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Auckland Transport has released a video of what the Manukau bus station will look like once complete.

The new bus station – scheduled for completion in the second half of 2017 – will be located next to Manukau’s train station in the heart of the new public transport network for south Auckland.

Enabling works to prepare the site for main construction works have been completed, which included installing a new stormwater management system, vertical sand drains, drainage blanket and preload through the middle of the site. Continue reading “Sneak preview of Manukau bus station” »

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News: Northland transportation alliance appointing inaugural manager

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The collaborative alliance for transportation and road services in Northland is appointing a former Kamo resident Peter Thomson as its inaugural manager.

Thomson will be joining the Northland transportation alliance early in the New Year.

The alliance was established in July this year, with the aim of sharing resources to deliver better, more cost-effective transportation options to the people of Northland. Continue reading “Northland transportation alliance appointing inaugural manager” »

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News: Aussies trialing all-electric Fuso Canter in 2017


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Key Fuso Truck and Bus fleet customers in Australia will be trialing the all-electric Fuso eCanter in 2017.

Fuso revealed the third generation of the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles Show. The eCanter features an upgraded drive system and a new design.

A small series production run of the eCanter revealed in Germany will also be delivered to Fuso customers in Europe, the US and Japan next year. Continue reading “Aussies trialing all-electric Fuso Canter in 2017” »

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News: MAN and Scania join forces in drivetrain development


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Volkswagen Truck & Bus brands MAN and Scania are establishing co-development teams where engineers from each brand will together create common platforms for engines, gearboxes, axles and exhaust after-treatment systems that can then be modified by the particular brands.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus says it is maintaining all production sites, and extending some of them. There will be no transfer of production. 

The guiding principle is that Scania will manufacture for Scania and MAN for MAN.  Continue reading “MAN and Scania join forces in drivetrain development” »

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News: Hellaby values company over Bapcor bid

hellabyHellaby Holdings’ board sees more value in the automotive and resources services investor than the “opportunistic” $322.5 million takeover bid on the table from Australia’s Bapcor.

The company was blindsided by Bapcor’s $3.30 a share offer on Tuesday, which was an 8.9% premium to the trading price before the announcement, getting a phone call from Bapcor less than an hour before Hellaby lodged a notice to the stock exchange.

The shares rose to offer price, which Hamilton Hindin Greene director Grant Williamson said indicated there might be a “sweetener” still to come according to BusinessDesk. Continue reading “Hellaby values company over Bapcor bid” »

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News: Key’s push for East-West completion welcome


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Prime minister John Key’s push for the first stage of construction for the East-West Link to be completed as soon as possible is welcoming news to the head of the Auckland chamber of commerce, Micheal Barnett.

Barnett is responding to comments made by the prime minister at yesterday’s ceremony in Onehunga marking the start of work to widen State Highway 20 between Neilson St and Queenstown Rd, which was also attended by transport minister Simon Bridges.

During the ceremony Key said that Auckland would continue to grow at a fast pace and would need the infrastructure, urging minister Bridges to encourage completion of the stage one project and move forward on the bigger project as soon as possible Continue reading “Key’s push for East-West completion welcome” »

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News: Volkswagen’s Electric Crafter hitting the road in 2017

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says its new e-Crafter van will be making urban deliveries for its European fleet customers in 2017.

Electric drive was incorporated into the design of the new generation Crafter from the initial concept according to Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The current range of the e-Crafter is 200km but future technology and battery configuration could see this double to 400km says Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Continue reading “Volkswagen’s Electric Crafter hitting the road in 2017” »

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News: Hyundai’s range-anxiety conquering hydrogen electric van

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Hyundai is unveiling hydrogen-powered electric fuel cell technology that will overcome range anxiety with the reveal of its concept EV H350 Van with a potential range of 422km.

The Korean manufacturer unveiled its H350 fuel cell concept vehicle at the 2016 IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover, indicating the possibility of its hydrogen technology in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment.

Unlike a conventional electric car, which requires some hours to recharge, the 175-litre hydrogen tank fills in under four minutes – similar to the time it takes to refill a tank of petrol or diesel in a conventional vehicle. Continue reading “Hyundai’s range-anxiety conquering hydrogen electric van” »

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