Category Archives: Alternative fuels

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. The ambition of both partners is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel-cells,…Continue Reading

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Toyota works with Hino on Fuel Cell truck for USA

Toyota works with Hino on Fuel Cell truck for USA

Toyota Motor North America and Hino USA work together on a heavy fuel cell truck for the North American market. The experienced truck builder Hino developed the new XL series, a conventional Class 8 truck. This truck is being tested with Toyota fuel cell technology. Apart from this developement both partners als work on a…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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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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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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