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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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Driverless transport starting this year in Sweden

Driverless transport starting this year in Sweden

The Swedish Einride company wants to start testing the robotised truck named T-Pod later this year on public roads in Sweden. After next summer the first trucks will be on the road between Helsingborg and Gothenborg, transporting goods for Lidl. The distance of 200 km should be just enough for the batery capacity of the…Continue Reading

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Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar will be showing two novelties at the CES in Las Vegas. It will show autonomous truck technology on a Peterbilt 579 and  a fuel cell driven Kenworth T680. The projects were initiated following the US governments Super Truck project. From this project, Paccar received a 2,1 million dollar support to develop these new technologies.…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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Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has launched it’s very own electric truck. We already noticed that Cummins doesn’t sit back and wait until diesel engines have become obsolete. On the contrary, we knew that Cummins was already developing an electric driveline. With the AEOS, this had become reality. It is a 34,5 tonne truck (Class7) with…Continue Reading

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New, smaller engine for DAF LF

New, smaller engine for DAF LF

DAF introduces a significant number of innovations to the LF, which will, according to DAF, reinforce the truck’s industry position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre engine and the possibility to select faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior…Continue Reading

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Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

A Finnish company called Proventia has developed a set with which you can upgrade your Euro 4 or Euro 5 truck to a modern Euro 6 truck. The system was actually introduced a year ago, but only now, Proventia has won all approvals which allow delivery Europe wide. The past year was spent with testing…Continue Reading

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Renault shows Falcon project

Renault shows Falcon project

Renault introduces the Falcon project in which it develops a complete heavy goods combination to demonstrate an ambitious potential to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions through innovative design. Lower fuel consumption is ofcourse at the core of the development of Renault Trucks vehicles, which are designed to be profit centres for transporters. In line with…Continue Reading

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Ewals Cargo Care tries double trailer combination

Ewals Cargo Care tries double trailer combination

Dutch logistics company Ewals Cargo Care is known for ot’s many multifunctional trailers. Their trailers are all mega’s with the highest available inner loadspace. Yet their trailers are also suitable for railtransport. Recently, Ewals showed a combination consisting of two mega’s. This combination measures 32 metres. If it’s up to Ewals, this combination should be…Continue Reading

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