Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

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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Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Fuel Cell truck

Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Fuel Cell truck

Daimler Trucks presents technology strategy for electrification – world premiere of Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck is a fuel cell truck with a range up to 1000 km. Customer trials will start in 2023 and the start of series production is planned in the second half of this decade. The styling of…Continue Reading

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Nikola under fire

Nikola under fire

According to Hindenburg Research, a financial research company, Nikola has created ‘an ocean of lies’ to get fundings for the company. For an example, they say the electric truck you see driving in Youtube movies was pushed down a mountain for the video. According to Hindenburg Research, the truck was towed up the hill. Nikola…Continue Reading

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DAF testing new XF and CF

DAF testing new XF and CF

One of our Iepieleaks friends overtook three camouflaged trucks today in Belgium. This made him curious and he stopped to have a closer look and make photo’s. We see prototypes of the next DAF generation, and for the first time we can see that they are testing two different models. Two high versions (XF?) are…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen Meteor for Brazil

Volkswagen Meteor for Brazil

In Brazil Volkswagen Caminhoes e Omnibus introduced the new heavy truck range named ‘Meteor.’ In fact it is a rebadged MAN truck of the previous generation, but with a different grille design. The Meteor is equiped with the D26 engine of MAN and it is going to be the new topmodel of the heavy range.…Continue Reading

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX for Europe

2021 RAM 1500 TRX for Europe

AEC Europe, official importer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) brands Dodge and RAM in the EU / EFTA, is preparing the import and distribution of the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX. Following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ unveiling of the highly anticipated 2021 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 702-horsepower output,…Continue Reading

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