Author Archives: Tim de Jong

Pick-up party in Detroit

Pick-up party in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, the American industry showed their new pick-up trucks. First, there’s the new Chevy Silverado, which has received a high, massive front with small, highly positioned lights. Should you prefer, the new Chevy can shut down seven of it’s eight cylinders and it can also be had with a three litre…Continue Reading

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Kamaz starts new engine assembly

Kamaz starts new engine assembly

Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz will start assembling engines on a new line from March this year in a newly built plant. In the past, Kamaz relied for decades on an ancient and relatively inefficient V8 design. Now, together with German company Liebherr, the Russians developed an inline six twelve litre engine, said to become available…Continue Reading

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Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar will be showing two novelties at the CES in Las Vegas. It will show autonomous truck technology on a Peterbilt 579 and  a fuel cell driven Kenworth T680. The projects were initiated following the US governments Super Truck project. From this project, Paccar received a 2,1 million dollar support to develop these new technologies.…Continue Reading

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NextGen Scania’s nearly ready for Down Under

NextGen Scania’s nearly ready for Down Under

Scania is preparing the introduction of it’s NextGen trucks for the Australian market. As we all know, due to weather circumstances, Australia is the most demanding continent on the planet when it comes to operating trucks. The Swedes are testing a B-Double rig featuring a non EGR V8 engine. This should not be a problem,…Continue Reading

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Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

A Californian startup has developed a prototype Class 8 electric truck, called the Thor ET-One. The objection is to make this truck even cooler than others, like the Nikola One and the Tesla Semi, or even the electric truck from Cummins.. The Thor ET-One is built on a Navistar chassis which was put on Dana…Continue Reading

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Scania unveils L- and P-Series

Scania unveils L- and P-Series

Scania introduced new trucks in de the light class. Apart from the well known P-cab, the Swedes also show a lower variant, the L-cab. Also, there’s a smaller engine of seven litres. The L-series is Scania’s newly developed cab series for urban transport, such as distribution, refuse collection and maintenance. Drivers will, according to Scania,…Continue Reading

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Scania develops camerasystem to replace mirrors

Scania develops camerasystem to replace mirrors

Digital rear-view mirrors on trucks can replace conventional mirrors, reduce blind spots and improve visibility, according to a recently completed research project by Scania. Rear-view mirrors have not evolved a great deal since they became necessary in the 1960s as a result of the increasing number of highways worldwide, Scania says. Now things could be…Continue Reading

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Tesla Truck has a range of 500 miles

Tesla Truck has a range of 500 miles

Last night, Tesla unveiled it’s long awaited truck in the US. It appears that spy-pics Iepieleaks showed, were the right model. The new truck has a range of up to 500 miles, Tesla says, or 800 kilometres in European dimension. The truck features four electric motors driving the two rear axles. We hear that these…Continue Reading

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Looks like the new Tesla truck!

Looks like the new Tesla truck!

At Iepieleaks, we’re much dependant on the efforts of our secret, global network of spies. We’ve heard that the Tesla truck will be on it’s way later this week, and look, we think this is it! Of course did we spot the ‘dark’ pics that Tesla teased earlier on the web. When we compare them…Continue Reading

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Spectacular new Scania for Beau

Spectacular new Scania for Beau

Well known French transport company Beau ordered this new NextGen Scania and had it modified in The Netherlands. It is an S500 with Assassins Creed as it’s theme. This is a popular computergame which plays in ancient Egypt. Many of us know that with Beau, trucks are very special en personalised in a specific style.…Continue Reading

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