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Month: September 2020

RTÉ’s DIY SOS gets Mercedes-Benz support

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles division is giving its backing to the upcoming RTE television series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, set to debut on Irish screens this Autumn. Produced by Dublin-based Motive Television and screened on RTÉ One, the series will be hosted by popular presenter, Baz Ashmawy (pictured below). Under the arrangement, Mercedes-Benz will supply the production

Textar adds brake pads for new VW Crafter and MAN TGE

Textar has added to its expansive aftermarket product range by manufacturing brake pads for the new Volkswagen Crafter and the new MAN TGE. Utilising cutting-edge technology, Textar products are precision engineered to offer maximum safety, performance and comfort. This uncompromising approach to product excellence has been the ethos of the brand for more than 100

New CV scrappage scheme launched in London

A new commercial vehicle scrappage scheme has been launched in London to help fleet operators meet emissions standards for the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which comes into force from March 1, 2021. The scheme offers commercial fleet operators up to £15k to scrap a vehicle and replace it with one that meets the news standards,

London firm first to order new Volta Zero

Less than a month after the launch of the new Volta Zero, the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle, Volta Trucks has confirmed that it has taken the first orders for the vehicle that will start production in 2022. Drinks Cubed, the London-based sustainable drinks brand, has signed a multi-million-pound deal for the supply of

Sideguard Assist to be available on right-hand-drive Actros and Arocs

Mercedes-Benz is to offer its Sideguard Assist safety feature on right-hand-drive Actros and Arocs from June 2021. The manufacturer first launched it in mainland Europe in 2016. The system, which detects obstacles in a vehicle’s nearside blindspot and alerts the driver of a potential collision, had previously only been available on right-hand-drive Econic. It is

New DAF CF 480 fleet for English supermarket chain

Booths, the high-end supermarket chain, has added four DAF CF 480 6×2 tractor units for inter-urban operations among its 28 store locations throughout Northern England. The trucks feature DAF’s ‘FTG’ twin-steer axle configuration to provide enhanced manoeuvrability on local routes and at supermarket locations with restricted access. The long-established store has strong links with local

Switch to electric for Key Guard fleet

Irish owned security company Key Guard has made a significant €450k investment in switching its entire patrol fleet to electric. The Mullingar-based company has purchased 10 all-new Zoe Commercials, two new Zoe passenger cars, two Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, a new charging infrastructure at all its bases and staff training. The 10 Zoe Commercials were