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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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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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Mercedes shows Pickup concept X-Class

Mercedes shows Pickup concept X-Class

  Mercedes-Benz has presented the new X-Class pickup truck. This model will be available in about one year and Mercedes is aiming at the luxury market with the vehicle. The X-Class is based on the Nissan Navara platform, just like the Renault Alaskan pickup. The pickup has a very good lookin design and also the…Continue Reading

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Waiting for the safety nose

Waiting for the safety nose

The EU has decided that there is going to be extra space for streamlining and safety optimalisation on trucks in the near future. In other words, a truck can be made longer to fit those safety and efficiency bonnets and tailflaps. Now the ACEA, the organisation representing the truck manufacturers, say that they need more…Continue Reading

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Design studies for SLT

The new SLT models of Mercedes-Benz look great with the large polyester side fenders that cover up all the technical stuff behind the cab. It is the first time a brand realy made a nice design for a heavy transport vehicle, and the Merdedes-Benz design team did a great job. Here are some design studies that resulted in the…Continue Reading

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Scania design for the future

Now this is a design study that Scania released. It shows that Scania is still on the same design track for future generations with a very familiar design line. The writing says that we can espect the powerfull V8 machines also in the near future when the new models arrive. Interesting are the rear view…Continue Reading

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Scania news leaked?

Now these are two photo’s that I just got from one of my Iepieleaks spie squad. He found them somewhere in a dark corner of the internet and they make me very curious. Is this the real thing? Are these leaked scale models like the ones of Volvo some time ago?     The design…Continue Reading

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