Many experts within the industrial vehicle industry predict an electric future with iVT’s Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium leading the way with a packed audience and eager participants. However, following our previous opinion piece from Dr Peter Harrop, which looked forward to further electrification of construction vehicles in the near future, Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, offers a counter argument. In his opinion, while hybrids are undoubtedly a growing trend, a pure electric future for construction vehicles is still some way off.
Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of independent market research company IDTechEx, explains why construction vehicle OEMs should be focused on electrification
Fueled by the introduction of more stringent IE efficiency classes, manufacturers are chasing headline efficiency figures that could only have been dreamed of just 10 years ago. There’s no denying that this is a positive thing for industry, but is motor efficiency just the tip of the iceberg?
The industrial design team behind the upcoming machines produced by Chinese construction manufacturer LiuGong share their insights into the considerations affecting the current process in construction machinery design and what might lie ahead in the future.
Tough economic conditions across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have meant difficult times but opportunities for growth do exist, says Clement Cheong, sales and marketing director – APAC, Terex Trucks
The future is more than having clean tailpipe emissions. It’s all about improving efficiency, using more renewables and lowering CO₂ – the sweet spot for clean diesel
LED is fast becoming the technology of choice for OEMs, but why is LED so much better? Annette Brown, marketing manager at work light manufacturer TYRI, explains why you should consider upgrading to LED lighting
Only good management, not outsourcing production to China, will make a bad business better, says Lance Proctor of Motive Power
When you think of vehicles, the first thoughts of many people – even engineers – are about high-performance luxury cars. But in reality it’s vehicles like buses, trams, street sweepers and agricultural machines that keep the world turning. Ken Christie, director at EPLAN UK, explains how the best CAE software can make life easier for the designers and manufacturers of these ‘special’ vehicles.
Malcolm Kent, senior technical consultant, CEA (Construction Equipment Association), considers the safety implications surrounding visibilty from earth-moving machines