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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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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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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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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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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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