Page 3 - Commercial Vehicle Engineer - December 2021
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  EDITORIAL & DESIGN
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      THANK YOU FOR READING
A s2021drawstoaclose,ithas been another disrupted year for
the industry, with COVID-19 still causing problems for manufacturers and operators alike.
That said, manufacturers are still innovating at pace, with new technologies being added all the time. DAF’s New Generation XF, XG and XG+ took advantage of new EU rules on truck dimensions
to produce the truck of the year, which delivered fuel efficiency savings of 10% compared to previous models. It deservedly took the International Truck of the Year award.
But it isn’t just truck manufacturers innovating, so too are trailer builders, especially those that make refrigerated trailers. As the feature on p16 demonstrates, manufacturers are meeting the challenges of finding more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to power fridge trailers, especially with the rise of electric trucks.
Environmental concerns are a top priority for truck and trailer manufacturers the world over, but it isn’t just about emissions that occur when the vehicle is out on the road, the whole life cycle needs to be considered. This is something Volta Trucks has incorporated into its truck design and manufacture plans from the start, as explained on p24.
These examples show how the world of commercial vehicles is changing – and that pace of change will only accelerate as we head toward the deadline for the end of the internal combustion engine. We are on the cusp of arguably the biggest changes to the sector ever seen, which is incredibly exciting and why it has been regularly featured in these pages.
However, this will be the final issue of Commercial Vehicle Engineer. Sadly, the tough decision has been taken to close the magazine. I would just like to put on record how much of a privilege it has been to edit CVE for the past couple of years. I would also like to thank all those who have taken the time to contribute to the magazine, either with opinion columns or being interviewed, the companies that have advertised in it and the people I have worked with in producing it – especially Phil Allardice, who has consistently ensured the magazine looked great.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the magazine as much as I have editing it.
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