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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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First glimpse of Tesla pick-up truck

First glimpse of Tesla pick-up truck

Tesla intends to make serious business of the segment of best sold vehicles in the US. The thing is, this first sketch promises something that looks quite different from a traditional pick-up truck. Yet, this is what Tesla showed. The pick-up truck looks more like a vehicle meant to drive on the surface of Mars,…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen, Ford study van-alliance

Volkswagen, Ford study van-alliance

Volkswagen and Ford have started negotiations to form a van alliance. Volkswagen used to have such an alliance with Daimler, which ended in 2013. The objective of such an alliance is to cut costs in the development of a new generation of clean vans. Volkswagen was urged by it’s commissioners to start talks with Ford.…Continue Reading

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BYD delivers electric truck to California port

BYD delivers electric truck to California port

Chinese electrial vehicle specialist en battery producer BYD has delivered a Class 8 electric truck to a Californian governmental board. The authority intends to find out in how far electrical trucks may replace diesel trucks in port area’s. The truck will start shuttling containers on a short with a company specialised in this kind of…Continue Reading

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