Volvo sticks with Clean Air Power injectors

Melton Mowbray-based Clean Air Power has signed a three-year contract extension with Volvo Truck Corporation to supply gas parts for the Volvo FM Methane Diesel truck.

The Leicestershire company has supplied the injector technology since 2010 that enables the dual fuelling of the truck which reduces CO2 emissions on longer distances by up to 20% when compared with a conventional engine.

The technology will continue to be provided for trucks operating in the UK, mainland Europe and across the world with the duel fuel approach using around 25% less diesel in a 13-litre, 460hp truck.

Dan Skelton, MD of Clean Air Power, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Volvo. We have successfully supplied gas injection and dual fuel technology systems to them for the past decade, as part of the ongoing transition to alternative fuels. It’s unusual for a supplier to get this opportunity for such a long period of time and we look forward to further supporting Volvo’s sustainability drive.”

“As the industry now turns its attention to zero emission technology, we are eager to build on our success in gas injection and demonstrate our hydrogen injection systems, and more generally, how hydrogen combustion can play a role in the delivery of a net-carbon zero future,” Skelton added.

Westbourne Motors turns to Isuzu for recovery vehicles

Breakdown and vehicle recovery company Westbourne Motors has added six new Isuzu 7.5 tonne crew cab recovery vehicles to its 250-strong fleet.

The six new Isuzu N75.190 crew cabs are expected to operate for seven years covering more than 100,000km per annum.

“When we were looking for an alternative supplier for these latest 7.5 tonne fleet additions, we decided to specify Isuzu on the strength of their overall performance and reliability in our existing fleet, as our first two Isuzu 7.5 tonne twin decks, that we acquired back in 2015, are still working well for us on a daily basis,” said Richard Colburn, director, Westbourne Motors.

The recovery vehicles were supplied by southeast dealer MC Truck and Bus and have been specified with Predator slide bed recovery bodies from JJ Conversions. They will operate from seven locations in the south of England spanning Bristol and Avon across to West Sussex.

“During the vehicle acquisition programme, we received excellent service from MC Trucks who kept us fully informed throughout the complete build programme,” added Colburn.