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Freightliner competes with Tesla and Nicola

Freightliner competes with Tesla and Nicola

Freightliner has presented the full electric version of the Cascadia Class 8 truck in the USA. This is the answer of Daimler to Tesla and Nikola that presented their electric long haul trucks earlyer. There are no technical details of the new Freightliner, but the power output should be more than 700 Hp compared to…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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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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Kenworth T680 Hybrid truck

Kenworth T680 Hybrid truck

Kenworth has presented a prototype of the T680 tractor unit with a parallel hybrid electric propulsion system. The truck debuted at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in 2018. The truck is part of the Hybrid Emission Cargo Transport (HECT) demonstration project, which is partly funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE),…Continue Reading

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Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Beer brewer Anheuser Busch ordered 40 Tesla trucks. Now the company has ordered a large number of hydrogen trucks at the biggest competitor of Tesla, Nikola. The lawsuit that Nikola filed agianst Tesla, does not impress Anheuser Busch. The giant beer company intends to produce its Budweiser beers with renewable energy by the year 2020.…Continue Reading

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Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Daimler has introduced the Econic in the USA under the Freightliner brand. The low entry cab of the Econic is the ideal vehicle for the typical American way of collecting garbaged, over the cab. The biggest difference with the European Mercedes-Benz version is the engine. Instead of the OM 936 LA the Freightliner EconicSD has the…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept Pickup

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept Pickup

Volkswagen shows a concept pickuptruck on the New York Auto Show. The Atlas Taoak Concept Vehicle is a full size pickup that is meant to get comments from the market. The VW company says there are no production plans for this pickup truck for the near future. VW Chief designer calls the concept ‘the most…Continue Reading

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Starship Airflow truck on Mid American Truckshow

Starship Airflow truck on Mid American Truckshow

What if length regulations woud not be a legal issue. In the USA the Airflow Truck company shows what is possible for driver comfort and aerodynamics, and therefor for the enviroment when length regulations for tractors don’t matter. During the Mid American Truckshow Shell Rotella presents the Starship. The Starship is an innovative, step towards reducing…Continue Reading

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Tesla semi trucks on the road

Tesla semi trucks on the road

Footage has appeared on Youtube of two Tesla Semi Trucks leaving Gigafactory1 in Nevada and destined for the Fremont factory where Tesla builds it’s Model 3 passenger car. The trucks take part in a large testing programme to find out if the technology is sufficiently reliable. Tesla stresses that this test is not about finding…Continue Reading

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