Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

Another new DAF

Another new DAF

And again we got a photo of a DAF prototype on a test run. DAF seems to have started field tests with customers to test the new generation in the real world. The truck we see here has the new big cab and this one seems to have an extended front end. This truck has…Continue Reading

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Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. The ambition of both partners is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel-cells,…Continue Reading

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DAF Fieldtest started

DAF Fieldtest started

Today we got these photo’s of a DAF prototype with a trailer of a transport company. It looks like the fieldtest has started now. What we see here could be the next DAF CF, because the photos we got before show a higher cab. It seems that DAF is going to build a modular concept…Continue Reading

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Hummer EV Sold out in one hour time!

Hummer EV Sold out in one hour time!

General Motors has launched the new Hummer EV, a complete electric heavy duty full size pickup truck. With three electric engines with a total of more than 1000 Hp this giant is already popular. The new Hummer EV has unique features like crab walking, a stunning acceleration and the tough looks of a Hummer. Production…Continue Reading

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Total invests in Hyzon Motors

Total invests in Hyzon Motors

The French oil company Total invests 15 Milion Dollar in Hyzon Motors. Hyzon Motors says they have already 400 trucks on the road with fuel cell technology. The ambition is to have 5000 Fuel Cell trucks and busses on the road in the next five years in Europe, Asia and North America. Oil company Total…Continue Reading

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Toyota works with Hino on Fuel Cell truck for USA

Toyota works with Hino on Fuel Cell truck for USA

Toyota Motor North America and Hino USA work together on a heavy fuel cell truck for the North American market. The experienced truck builder Hino developed the new XL series, a conventional Class 8 truck. This truck is being tested with Toyota fuel cell technology. Apart from this developement both partners als work on a…Continue Reading

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Budget Actros, the F-type

Budget Actros, the F-type

Mercedes-Benz introduces the Actros F. This is a budget Actros for costumers who need a basic truck without all the advanced systems in the new Actros series. The Actros F is equiped with a complete new cab that is 250 cm wide, but lower placed over the engine. Therefor the F has a small engine…Continue Reading

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Dongfeng Autonomous container truck

Dongfeng Autonomous container truck

Dongfeng has recently delivered the first 3 units autonomous container trucks to a customer in Xiamen. The trucks are developed by Dongfeng in cooperation with Cosco Shipping Ports and China Mobile. they will start operation in the port for the development of the 5G smart port after necessary adjustments are completed. The trucks have double…Continue Reading

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