Category Archives: Alternative fuels

ZF DAF Hybrid fieldtest

ZF DAF Hybrid fieldtest

Today a DAF Hybrid truck was spotted in Friedrichshafen. It is a truck that is owned by ZF and it seems to be on a field test with a customer. The photo’s were made by one of our Iepieleaks spies and he was so kind to blur the face in the mirror, the licence plate…Continue Reading

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Nikola attracts large investors

Nikola attracts large investors

Nikola, the American company that is developing hydrogen trucks for Europe and the USA has attracted major investors. This week CNH, the mother company of Iveco anounched a 250 milion dollar investment in the company. This would give CNH a 25% stake in the start up company. The investment is interesting because there were speculations…Continue Reading

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Tesla Semi on test

Tesla Semi on test

Tesla is testing the full electric tractor called ‘Semi’ in the USA. The combination is operating at 75.000 LBS which is about 34 ton total weight. The 6×4 tractor unit seems very small on these photo’s and it has a look that will not atract truck drivers if you ask us. The cab is even…Continue Reading

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Volvo Trucks alliance with Samsung SDI

Volvo Trucks alliance with Samsung SDI

Our sources say that Volvo Trucks has an alliance with the South-Korean company Samsung SDI for developing battery’s for electric trucks. Volvo has plans to commercialise the FE and FL series electric driven trucks and that makes that there is a need for large and high quality battery’s. It seems that the developement is being…Continue Reading

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Record sales for Daimler Trucks

Record sales for Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks, the world’s leading truck manufacturer, achieved one of the best sales years in its history in 2018: Based on initial data, unit sales of the Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and BharatBenz brands increased to well over 500,000 vehicles in 2018 Read all about it by clicking here!Continue Reading

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Mobile charging by VW

Mobile charging by VW

At the turn of the year, Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company’s future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale…Continue Reading

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Nikola launches truck for European market

Nikola launches truck for European market

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Reservations for the new Nikola TRE (means “Three” in Norwegian) are now open at www.nikolamotor.com. Guests at the April 16-17 Nikola World in Phoenix will be able to view a prototype display of the Nikola TRE,…Continue Reading

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Hyundai Fuel Cell truck

Hyundai Fuel Cell truck

Hyundai is presenting a heavy fuel cell truck. The Official presentation is planned for 2019 but the press release shows an artist impression of the fuel cell truck just before the IAA2018 in Hannover. Hyundai has a lot of experience with fuel cell vehicles. The last 20 years the Korean company took the lead with…Continue Reading

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