Category Archives: American Trucks

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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Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

General Motors has presented a sollution for the worlds toughest transportation challenges with the help of the flexible autonomous fuel cell platform. The name is the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS. The concept has been developed for civilian use, but can also be used for military purposes. GM SURUS is a two-axle platform,…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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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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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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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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Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack Trucks has unveiled a new long distance tractor for their US homemarket called Anthem. According to Mack the new Anthem is ‘designed for drivers’. The new Anthem can be ordered with various engine and transmission options. Available are 11 and 13 litre engines, the most powerful of them, a thirteen litre, being equiped with…Continue Reading

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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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Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar has developed it’s own transmission for use in trucks of Kenworth and Peterbilt. Paccar did not entirely build it’s own transmission, they left this to Eaton. Together with this company, Paccar developed an automated transmission from the ground up, which should be the lightest in it’s class and which is meant to be the…Continue Reading

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