Amped up and ready for action

Amped up and ready for action

On the contrary, the manufacturer, which has been studying electric mobility since the 80s, introduced its first all-electric truck this year, the 16t FL Electric, followed by a second, the 27t FE Electric, which was unveiled at IFAT in May.

The FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations, and the first model was developed together with refuse collection body builder, Faun. The move completes Volvo Group’s competence in the area of electric drivelines. It also follows on from its proven success with Volvo electric buses launched in 2010. Read more

Caveat emptor: Gumtree report highlights questionable economics of post-consumer goods

Caveat emptor: Gumtree report highlights questionable economics of post-consumer goods

The report, based on polling commissioned from YouGov Galaxy, indicates a 22% decline in the value of unwanted consumer goods in Australia. Gumtree reported 89% of Australians had an average of 25 items worth a total $4200, giving the second-hand economy a value of $34 billion.

That’s a hefty drop from the 2017 edition of the report, which estimated average values of $5400 and a second-hand economy worth $43.5 billion. Read more