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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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Tesla teases with all electric truck

Tesla teases with all electric truck

Tesla has annouced the unveiling of a full electric heavy truck, the ‘Tesla Semi’ in september of this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck, showing not much more than some lights and a slick cab-over engine design. Now we are so lucky to have found another artist impression of…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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Elon Musk anounces Tesla semi-truck

Elon Musk anounces Tesla semi-truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has anounced the reveal of the Tesla Electric Semi- truck for september 2017. He also teased that it will be “seriously next level” and briefly discussed the upcoming Tesla pickup truck and next-gen Roadster… Musk congratulated the Tesla Semi team for doing “an amazing job”. Musk put Tesla’s Vice President of 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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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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Daimler starts limited production of Urban eTruck

Daimler starts limited production of Urban eTruck

Mercedes-Benz is producing a small series of the all- electric Urban eTruck this year. The trucks are being build for different customers in Europe. The 25 ton truck has a payload of 12,8 ton and a range up to 200 km, wich would be good for distribution. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “Following the…Continue Reading

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Ford turns to electrified vehicels

Ford turns to electrified vehicels

Ford has unveiled details of seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300…Continue Reading

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