Cenex LCV 2014 Stand

A refuse collection vehicle at the end of its normal working life has been repowered with an electric motor and is due to shortly begin ‘real world’ trials in Greenwich. It is hoped that ‘repowering’ will greatly extend the working life of high value commercial and local authority vehicles, and cut air and noise pollution in residential areas.

Magtec raised over £200 for Macmillan, in our “worlds biggest coffee morning”

Magtec were alongside Paneltex with their 7.5 tonne Isuzu truck which was well received by everyone who drove it round the Rockingham Speedway track – with people saying it was the highlight of the show! The UKs first electric refuse truck was also on display.

Magtec took Lib Dem councillors on a tour, starting from Sheffield Town Hall, visiting our vehicle conversion site in Rotherham and our component manufacturing site in Sheffield. Coun Ian Auckland, transport spokesman for Sheffield Liberal Democrats, said: “A bus is the answer to many urban transport problems. The engine for the bus of the future is being made today right here in Sheffield. This engine is electric powered by batteries. The engine is compact, silent, powerful and crucially pollution free, and battery fuel lasts a full day. I'm very very impressed by Magtec. The leaders of this company are committed to Sheffield and South Yorkshire and we need to see them powering vehicles on the streets of Sheffield.”

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Lib Dem councillors outside Magtec in Rotherham

Magtec powered bus outside Sheffield Town Hall

Magtec had one of the largest stands at LCV 2017, with 12 vehicles at the show being powered by Magtec drive systems. Stars of the show included the UKs first fully electric refuse vehicle, the Isuzu/Paneltex 7.5 tonne truck, and the York open top tour bus which was used to transfer delegates between venues.

The Magtec Stand

Magtec powered York open top tour bus taking delegates to dinner at Aston Martin

David Hill from Glass's Guide about to take a drive in the Magtec powered Isuzu/Paneltex 7.5 tonne truck with our Test Driver, Allun O'Brien

A Brighton bus company is the first in the UK to add solar-powered electric buses to its fleet.

They'll be charged overnight at The Big Lemon's depot - using light stored throughout the day. 

The two new buses will run between Wooding Dean and the city centre - joining the existing fleet which runs on used cooking oil.

A landmark moment has been celebrated in York today as it has become the first UK city outside London to trial a new fully electric double decker bus.

Representatives from City of York Council, First York and local bus manufacturer, Optare welcomed the arrival of the first "Metrodecker EV" (powered by MAGTEC) in York today, which will be trialled on the York Park & Ride network and selected city routes over the next month.

The zero-emission and fully electric bus has the capacity to carry 99 passengers and has a range of nearly 150 miles from one overnight charge.

The new vehicle is being trialled in York following the recent announcement that improvements will be made to the city’s already successful Park & Ride scheme.

CENEX LCV2017 – 6th and 7th September 2017

MAGTEC will be on Stand SP03 at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Show – occupying over 100 sq metres to showcase the very latest EV drivetrain technology. You’ll be able to find out exactly how an EV drivetrain can transform your fleet, as we’re bringing along three state-of-the-art demonstrator vehicles.

9th and 10th September.
Steering Pad - Stand SP15
Millbrook, UK.
The UK's Premier Low Carbon Vehicle (Technology Showcasing and Networking) Event.

4-6 Nov 2014 - NEC.

Established as a leading international trade fair for the bus and coach industry, with a reputation for creating a high quality showcase,

10th and 11th September.
Millbrook, UK.
Meet us at the UK's Premier Low Carbon Vehicle (Technology Showcasing and Networking) Event and have a ride in the UK's first 100% electric double deck bus.

They are a familiar sight on York’s streets but now one of the city’s tourism buses has gone electric.

  Want to watch the UK's first fully-electric double decker bus make light (and quiet) work of the now-infamous Jenkin Road hill in Sheffield, one of the gruelling hills of the Tour De France 2014?


2nd July 2014 - Manchester.

The 2nd annual European Bus Forum will be held on 2nd July 2014 in Manchester. This year’s conference will see the launch of a brand new session on Vehicle Specification.

"The Lightning Car Company are working closely with their drive-train partner, Magtec , as the GT undergoes more development and testing at the Sheffield base. The latest indications are that we have been understating the performance figures regarding acceleration and look forwards to releasing new figures in early April."

DHL Supply Chain has commenced a trial of a prototype series hybrid vehicle - the first of its kind in the UK.

17th to 19th September.
Michigan. USA.
Meet us in the capital of EV manufacturing in America.

4th and 5th September.
Bedford, UK.
Meet us at the UK's Premier Low Carbon Vehicle (Technology Showcasing and Networking) Event

So who did sprout the biggest moustache ?

The Magtec Management and Staff Movember team got together for a picture to compare notes... and Mo's.

See us on pages 200 and 204 of the January 2014 edition.

"Magtec have become the OEM’s preferred drivetrain supplier, with scheduled weekly line-side deliveries allowing electric buses to be assembled alongside the standard diesel vehicles."

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