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Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has launched it’s very own electric truck. We already noticed that Cummins doesn’t sit back and wait until diesel engines have become obsolete. On the contrary, we knew that Cummins was already developing an electric driveline. With the AEOS, this had become reality. It is a 34,5 tonne truck (Class7) with…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 and Porsche logistics testing MAN e-Truck

Volkswagen and Porsche logistics testing MAN e-Truck

Volkswagen and Porsche are testing the prototype of the MAN e-Truck. The truck is used in the parts- and car logistics over short distances near the production plants in Leipzig and Zwickau, Germany. The MAN e-Truck has a maximum speed of 85 km/h and it is capable of driving with 40 tons GVW. The battery’s…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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Electric refuse trucks from Paccar and BYD

Electric refuse trucks from Paccar and BYD

Electric traction gains the interest of the global trucking industry. Right now, Peterbilt introduces an electric version of it’s Model 520 refuse truck. Tis is a widely used truck in the US, to be specified with either a Paccar or a Cummins diesel engine, a Cummins Natural Gas engine and now also with a battery…Continue Reading

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Toyota develops fuel cell driveline for trucks

Toyota develops fuel cell driveline for trucks

As sales of their fuel cell passenger car fall short, Toyota is looking for other ways to justify it’s considerable investments in fuelcell technology.  Therefore, the company introduces a class 8 truck concept which enjoys two fuel cell systems derived  from passenger car Toyota Mirai. The truck generates 670 hp and can handle gross vehicle…Continue Reading

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How DHL became a car-manufactorer

How DHL became a car-manufactorer

DHL, part of the German post company Deutsche Post is now also the producer of cars. Deutsche Post used to be one of the biggest costumers of Volkswagen with thousends of Caddy vans. More and more the post is confronted these days with emission-free zones and that is where they need electric traction. The traditonal car…Continue Reading

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