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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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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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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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