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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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Electric Dennis Eagle garbage truck

Electric Dennis Eagle garbage truck

Dennis Eagle has presented a fully electric eCollect garbage truck at the IFTA exhibition in Munich. The truck will be available as a 26-ton 6×2 chassis in a narrow configuration with a 19m³ narrow rear loading body and automatic split-bin lift. The production should begin in 2019. Before production starts Dennis will start field tests…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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Irizar ie Truck presented

Irizar ie Truck presented

Spanish coach and bus builder Irizar has presented an electric truck. After VDL that is the second coach and busbuilder that presents an electric transport sollution for cargo. The truck was presented during the opening of a completely new e-mobilityfactory in the Spanish town Aduna. Irizar invested 75 milion Euro in the new plant where…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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100% Electric Volvo FL

100% Electric Volvo FL

Volvo has presented a 100% electric FL distribution truck. The Volvo is capable of max vehicle weights up to 16 ton. The electric engine provides 130 kW of continues power with peaks of 185 kW. The max torque is 425 Nm. There is a two- step gearbox. Lithium-Ion batery’s up to 300 kWh provide the…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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Mercedes eActros launched

Mercedes eActros launched

Mercedes Benz just launched the new eActros. This is a full electric 25 ton truck for heavy distribution. The truck has a range on one charge of 200 kilometres and as you see in the video the acceleration is impressive. The truck is the production version of the electric truck Mercedes showed during the IAA…Continue Reading

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Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

A Californian startup has developed a prototype Class 8 electric truck, called the Thor ET-One. The objection is to make this truck even cooler than others, like the Nikola One and the Tesla Semi, or even the electric truck from Cummins.. The Thor ET-One is built on a Navistar chassis which was put on Dana…Continue Reading

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