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Scania design for the future

Now this is a design study that Scania released. It shows that Scania is still on the same design track for future generations with a very familiar design line. The writing says that we can espect the powerfull V8 machines also in the near future when the new models arrive. Interesting are the rear view…Continue Reading

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Scania news leaked?

Now these are two photo’s that I just got from one of my Iepieleaks spie squad. He found them somewhere in a dark corner of the internet and they make me very curious. Is this the real thing? Are these leaked scale models like the ones of Volvo some time ago?     The design…Continue Reading

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ATDynamics sets up European network

The American supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced the launch at Solutrans in Lyon, France, of several new distribution partners throughout Europe to bring its patented, fuel saving aerodynamic technologies to the European market. TrailerTails are mounted to a semi-trailer’s rear doors and reduce aerodynamic drag at the flat rear surface of the trailer.…Continue Reading

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Russian design from Gazelle Next

sign was always an Italian thing, but keep an eye on the Russians! Here is the first illustration  of a new Ural bonneted truck that I found on Trucksplanet. This new Ural truck will get a cab from Gazelle Next, and the development is still going on, but this shure looks promising!Continue Reading

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Sainsbury's test Carrier CO2 cooling machine

Supermarketchain Sainbury’s is testing in daily practice a new refrigerating system which runs on CO2. We’re talking about a generator set created by Carrier, so it’s not yet a fully operational cooling machine. Yet this generatorset is much more silent than conventional machines and it is much cleaner as it uses CO2, carbon dioxide, as…Continue Reading

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No problems for large scale LHV usage in Europe

Nobody is offended when EU membership states would unanimously decide to start using Long and Heavy Vehicle combinations all throughout the European Union. That is the conclusion of a EU-study made in assignment of the European Parliament. After the proposal of the European Commission to allow Long and Heavy Vehicles in the EU, the Parliament…Continue Reading

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Volvo FH: XXL coming?

Volvo used to build an XXL version of the old FH Globetrotter for the Australian market. In a later that big-cab-Volvo was also sold in Norway, and some of them are driving all over Europe. After the new FH has been launched in Australia, there is no sign yet of a new XXL version. I…Continue Reading

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Sustainable Scania on LNG or electricity

Recently, we saw that Scania has introduced the first gas powered truck which complies with Euro 6. A complicated achievement, as such an engine requieres a lot of electronics to make sure all sensors act and operate according to the Euro 6  protocol. As we all know, this protocol is much more complicated than Euro…Continue Reading

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Volvo dreams of battery-less electromobility

Volvo Trucks studies the possibility for long-haul trucks and buses to draw the juice they need from the road itself, making large onboard batteries a thing of the past. It looks Volvo’s been inspired by your old fashioned Scalextric racetrack, which should lie somewhere in the dust at your attic, or the attic of your…Continue Reading

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