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DAF CF and XF Truck of the Year 2018

DAF CF and XF Truck of the Year 2018

DAF’s New CF and XF have been voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ by an independent jury of leading road-transport journalists from 23 European countries. The most prestigious award in the European truck industry was handed to DAF Trucks president Preston Feight by Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury at the Solutrans exhibition in…Continue Reading

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Iveco versus Tesla Semi on Solutrans

Iveco versus Tesla Semi on Solutrans

On the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon Pierre Lahutte, CEO of Iveco mentioned the Tesla Semi truck. He compares the American electrical truck with the Iveco future study that was already presented last year at the IAA in Hannover: ,,we have a better design, the same aerodynamics, superior TCO and triple the range”. Now let’s see…Continue Reading

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French nextgen bonneted Scania

French nextgen bonneted Scania

After the Dutch bonneted ‘nextgen’ Scania of Vlastuin now the French bodybuilder Brevet is presenting another bonneted ‘Nextgen’ Scania. A Scania S580 Highline was converted into a bonneted truck by mounting the cab backwards and adding a bonnet from a 4- series Scania. Now that sounds simple but it is not. The bonnet had to…Continue Reading

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Nikola names fuel cell key suppliers

Nikola names fuel cell key suppliers

Nikola Motor Company has named Bosch and PowerCell AB as the primary suppliers of its fuel cells for the Nikola class 8 hydrogen-electric truck. The Nikola fuel cell is anticipated to output more than 300kW continuously. It has been designed to handle the entire lease period of one million miles per truck. The Nikola fuel…Continue Reading

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Driving the renewed Actros in BIGtruck

Driving the renewed Actros in BIGtruck

In BIGtruck international magazine we have a driving impression of the latest Actros 1845. We drove this truck in Portugal where Mercedes introduced all the new small improvements that add up to fuel savings up to 6%. Click here to read the story and the watch the video in BIGtruck online magazine international.Continue Reading

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Emoss Ever electric truck presented

Emoss Ever electric truck presented

The Dutch company Emoss has presented the new Ever truck. This tractor unit is based on a DAF CF. The original driveline is replaced by a 350 kW/2.200 Nm Electric engine in combination with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The truck can drive 100 km on its 120 kW battery pack, but with the LPG…Continue Reading

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