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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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Fuso takes eCanter to US

Fuso takes eCanter to US

Fuso intends to start exporting it’s eCanter city distribution truck (Class 4 in the US) to the United States later this year. Fuso has selected some fifty customers who will try out the electric truck in practice. They are offered a two year lease contract for a truck which would be about 15 to 20…Continue Reading

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Hybrid driveline for Volvo concepttruck

Hybrid driveline for Volvo concepttruck

Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and it says it has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further. In addition to the improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, the new version also features a hybrid powertrain – one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks…Continue Reading

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MAN tests e-truck in Vienna

MAN tests e-truck in Vienna

MAN starts a test programme with it’s recently introduced e-truck which was unveiled at the IAA in Hanover late last year. MAN has selected a number of customers who need to unload goods in Vienna to participate on this trial. As from the year 2021, MAN intends to produce this electric truck in larger numbers.…Continue Reading

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