Author Archives: Tim de Jong

General Motors gets a $ 2 billion stake in Nikola

General Motors gets a $ 2 billion stake in Nikola

General Motors receives a stake in start-up company Nikola worth two billiopn dollars. In exchange, Nikola will use GM’s battery-system and fuel cell technology. The system Nikola is going to use to power its newly developed Badger pick-up truck is the Ultium batterysystem. Also Nikola can use the Hydrotec fuel cell of the company. In…Continue Reading

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Iveco tries mirrorcam-like system on S-Way

Iveco tries mirrorcam-like system on S-Way

This Iveco S-Way is spotted with camera’s instead of mirrors. It seems that Iveco is testing this system in daily practice. However, the Italians choose a slightly different course than Mercedes. The camerás mountee on this S-Way are placed just under the sunvisor. We wonder what this will look like on a fleettruck, as these…Continue Reading

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Mammoet effectively transports 430 tons of reactorparts

Mammoet effectively transports 430 tons of reactorparts

With the help of the recently introduced Trailer Power Assist (TPA), an innovative development by Mammoet and Scheuerle, the Dutch heavy-load service provider was able to transport a 430-tonne coil using only two tractor units. Without TPA, six towing vehicles would have been required. In addition, the technology reduced the time required for the transportation…Continue Reading

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Hyzon Motors eyes hydrogen truck plant in Holland

Hyzon Motors eyes hydrogen truck plant in Holland

Asian-American start-up company Hyzon Motors has closed a deal with Dutch hydrogen truckspecialist Holthausen to realise a new truckplant in The Netherlands to produce Hyzon hydrogen trucks. Holthausen now converts dieseltrucks into hydrogen trucks by using existing chassis and parts. Their capacity is about 50 to 100 trucks. Hyzon Motors, which already operates recently opened…Continue Reading

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Hydrogen Hyundai Xcient trucks on their way to Switzerland

Hydrogen Hyundai Xcient trucks on their way to Switzerland

Hyundai has shipped the first ten hydrogen driven Xcient trucks to Switzerland. This country will use 1600 hydrogen Hyundai trucks by 2025, the intention is. Before the end of the year, another 40 trucks will be delivered. The Xcient truck was developed by Hyundai as a heavy duty dieseltruck. However, it appeared possible to create…Continue Reading

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Kamaz develops new miningtrucks, this is the first one

Kamaz develops new miningtrucks, this is the first one

Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz is developing a new series of constructiontrucks and miningtrucks. Recently, they showed this newly developed five axle 10×6 truck, capable of carrying 60 tons! The new Kamaz K5 is the first of a whole new range of Kamaz trucks to be developed specifically for offroad use. It’s exterior looks vey nice…Continue Reading

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Scania with unique extended cab goes to France

Scania with unique extended cab goes to France

A Dutch built Scania has been equipped with a unique S-cab which was extended by one metre, or more than three feet. The Scania was ordered by a Dutch specialist truck company, who sold this very long S650 Scania to France. All of the unique construction follows from a collaboration between a number of Dutch…Continue Reading

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Nikola Tre also destined for US

Nikola Tre also destined for US

US truckmanufacturer Nikola intends to sell the Iveco S-Way based Nikola Tre in the US. At present, production of this electric is being prepared in the former Magirus-premises of Iveco in the German town of Ulm. Nikola CEO Trevor Milton wrote on Twitter that he intends to bring the cabover engine truck ‘back’ to the…Continue Reading

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New Volvo FM and a possible new Mack truck

In the US, speculations in the media arise as if Mack is developing a new lighter truck, in Class 7. This can hardly be a coincident. It happens at the time when Volvo is finishing it’s new medium size FM-line-up in the European mid-segment. Mack is reported be losing marketshare while the share of lighter…Continue Reading

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