ITT Hub 2021 Takes Off!

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Located adjacent to the Farnborough International Airport, the ITT Hub 2021 event, held at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre has taken off in style!

Thanks to the spacious surroundings of the venue along with a massive exhibition hall, ITT Hub combined static and active displays from all fields of commercial vehicles from trucks, buses, vans and trailers.

Major commercial vehicle brands were present, many of which had not exhibited at national shows for years, chose the ITT Hub to premiere their latest developments and new models.

To add to the attraction, test drive opportunities from many brands were made available and were availed of.

Show stoppers such as the all-new DAF Trucks’ flagship, the XG+ along with the new DAF CF Electric versions got their first public outing, while inside, the Volta Zero integrated electric delivery truck was a true eye-catcher.

From the van side, low or zero emission was the topic of conversation, with Ford, and Iveco demonstrating its hybrid and natural gas power respectively. Harris Maxus, Fiat Professional and Mercedes-Benz promoted its Electric drivetrains. Mentioning electro-mobility and natural gas for HGVs, both Renault Trucks and Iveco had their new Range D Wide Z.E. and new S-Way 460 Natural Power on display.

From the materials handling sector, global manufacturers JCB has sustainability as its new tag line, meaning zero impact on our planet, with its latest electric machinery developments. Chinese electro manufacturer had a selection of emission-free forklifts exhibited alongside its electric bus range. Another event supporter was Schmitz Cargobull, Europe’s Number 1 trailer manufacturer, which announced recently that it is to re-establish a new production facility in England.

DAF Trucks UK proudly premiered the new XG+ range topper, which will be made at their Leyland factory for RHD markets as well as in Eindhoven.

Volta Trucks’ Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose built fully electric, 16-tonne CV, designed for last mile logistics.

Business is booming for Harris Maxus with sales increasing weekly for its eDeliver 9 & eDeliver3 electric van range, on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Renault Trucks debuted the D Wide Z.E. (Zero Emission) 6×2 Low Cab rigid, most suitable for refuse collection in urban areas.

JCB ETECH is a new generation of electric material handling products with zero emission at the point of operation that doesn’t compromise on performance.

An extensive review of the ITT Hub event will feature in the next issue of Fleet Transport.