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Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

A Finnish company called Proventia has developed a set with which you can upgrade your Euro 4 or Euro 5 truck to a modern Euro 6 truck. The system was actually introduced a year ago, but only now, Proventia has won all approvals which allow delivery Europe wide. The past year was spent with testing…Continue Reading

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MAN turns to electric trucks

MAN turns to electric trucks

We already saw an electric truck of MAN at the recent IAA in Hanover, but the Germans don’t leave this subject after one try. MAN will start experimenting with and eventually producing electric trucks. Here’s the introductory path. MAN buses are the first to take profit of the new technology. Next year, a number of…Continue Reading

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‘Chanje’ shakes up van industry

‘Chanje’ shakes up van industry

A new startup named ‘Chanje’, which you pronounce like ‘change’ has well funded plans to shake up the existing van industry. As we all know, we do not yet see many alternative drivelines in vans, but this will change soon. We’ve heard that the e-Crafter of the new Volkswagen van will be with us possibly…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen has bought a significant number of shares of Navistar last month, US sources say. The German automaker, keen to create a globally operating truck manufacturing division, teamed up with Navistar in September last year. Now, VW increases it’s share to 17% of the Navistar total. The truck division of Volkswagen consists of MAN, Scania,…Continue Reading

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Why some Dutch prefer a low roof cab

Why some Dutch prefer a low roof cab

In the latest issue of BIGtruck Online Magazine you’ll find a unique story about oldschool Dutch trucks. But they are actually brandnew! Weeda from the southwest of the country has very specific requirements, but rest assured, style plays a main role! And no, it’s not only Volvo in their shiny truckpark. To read more about…Continue Reading

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Swiss army buys 400 Iveco’s

Swiss army buys 400 Iveco’s

The army of Switzerland renews it’s vehicle park with some 400 Iveco trucks. In the past five years, Iveco Defense Vehicles already delivered some 1200 trucks. These 400 new trucks will gradually go into service between this year and 2021. The Swiss Army has chosen for both Stralis and Trakker models, with all thinkable axle…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen do Brasil ceases production of legendary Titan

Volkswagen do Brasil ceases production of legendary Titan

In Brazil, Volkswagen has stopped production of the iconic truck that was the backbone of Brazilian roadtransport for decades, the Volkswagen Titan. This truck is easy recogniseable from it’s modest, outdated Volkswagen LT-cab, a cab meant for a van. In Europe, old VW LT’s have become really rare. In Brazil however, complete generations of truckdrivers…Continue Reading

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Chinese Sinotruk available in Britain

Chinese Sinotruk available in Britain

Chinese truckbrand Sinotruk starts to sell trucks from their construction range in Britain. A new importer has been appointed. Sinotruk are confident to be successfull, as other Asian trucks, such as Hino are also doing well in the British construction market. The construction truck in the picture looks quite familiar, with a first gen Volvo…Continue Reading

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Renault shows Falcon project

Renault shows Falcon project

Renault introduces the Falcon project in which it develops a complete heavy goods combination to demonstrate an ambitious potential to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions through innovative design. Lower fuel consumption is ofcourse at the core of the development of Renault Trucks vehicles, which are designed to be profit centres for transporters. In line with…Continue Reading

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Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

In order to promote the virtues of a hydrogen driveline, Toyota has organised a sprint between two 35.000 lbs (around 16 tons) trucks. One fitted with a traditional diesel engine, the other is Toyota’s prototype hydrogen Class 8 truck. The hydrogen truck releases it’s power to two electric motors of which we all know that…Continue Reading

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