Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Beer brewer Anheuser Busch ordered 40 Tesla trucks. Now the company has ordered a large number of hydrogen trucks at the biggest competitor of Tesla, Nikola. The lawsuit that Nikola filed agianst Tesla, does not impress Anheuser Busch. The giant beer company intends to produce its Budweiser beers with renewable energy by the year 2020.…Continue Reading

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Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Daimler has introduced the Econic in the USA under the Freightliner brand. The low entry cab of the Econic is the ideal vehicle for the typical American way of collecting garbaged, over the cab. The biggest difference with the European Mercedes-Benz version is the engine. Instead of the OM 936 LA the Freightliner EconicSD has the…Continue Reading

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Volvo testing mirror replacing camera system

Volvo testing mirror replacing camera system

European legislation is deu to change and that makes it possible to replace mirrors with camera systems. On these photo’s that Truckphoto Helsingborg send us we see a Volvo FH with a special bar on the roof. On the end of this wide roof bar we see a camera system. Probably we are going to…Continue Reading

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100% Electric Volvo FL

100% Electric Volvo FL

Volvo has presented a 100% electric FL distribution truck. The Volvo is capable of max vehicle weights up to 16 ton. The electric engine provides 130 kW of continues power with peaks of 185 kW. The max torque is 425 Nm. There is a two- step gearbox. Lithium-Ion batery’s up to 300 kWh provide the…Continue Reading

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MAN comparing the competition in Nürnberg

MAN comparing the competition in Nürnberg

MAN Trucks is working on a next generation and rumours say that involved non EGR engines. There is also a lot of cab news coming our way although the cabs look the same. The front end looks familiar but the highest cab, the XXL lost the high windscreen. Also the complete roof is new and…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept Pickup

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept Pickup

Volkswagen shows a concept pickuptruck on the New York Auto Show. The Atlas Taoak Concept Vehicle is a full size pickup that is meant to get comments from the market. The VW company says there are no production plans for this pickup truck for the near future. VW Chief designer calls the concept ‘the most…Continue Reading

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And again the Turkish Ford shows up!

And again the Turkish Ford shows up!

This time the next generation of the Turkish Ford heavy truck showed up in Hungary. The picture was taken by Mike van Stein who is a former truckdriver. He sent it in to the website of our collegue, Alex Miedema. The cab is big and it seems that Ford wants to do a serious attempt…Continue Reading

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Starship Airflow truck on Mid American Truckshow

Starship Airflow truck on Mid American Truckshow

What if length regulations woud not be a legal issue. In the USA the Airflow Truck company shows what is possible for driver comfort and aerodynamics, and therefor for the enviroment when length regulations for tractors don’t matter. During the Mid American Truckshow Shell Rotella presents the Starship. The Starship is an innovative, step towards reducing…Continue Reading

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MAN working on non-EGR diesel engine

MAN working on non-EGR diesel engine

And again we got some nice photo’s of MAN test trucks in the Northern parts of Europe, this time caught by the Russian Iepieleaks friend  Евгений Семёнов. The photo’s do not show much news but there is a strong rumour going on that MAN is testing non-EGR engines in the cold. After Iveco and Volkswagen Truck…Continue Reading

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