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Renault Optifuel Lab3

Renault Optifuel Lab3

Renault Trucks presented an optimized version of the Optifuel concept truck with the Optifuel 3. The new version is said to consume up to 13% less fuel. Off course that also means a 13% lower CO2 emission. The new concept is based on the Renault Trucks T model and it has a new, more aerodynamic…Continue Reading

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Renault steamline truck with extended aerodynamic front

Renault steamline truck with extended aerodynamic front

Renault Trucks has shown a first illustration of how the new, longer cab should look like. The longer front is for better aerodynamics, and also for more safety for other road users. The Renault Optifuel Lab 3 is developed as a part of the FALCON project. Optifuel Lab 3 combines technologies aimed at optimizing aerodynamics,…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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‘Super Trailer’ from Wabash

‘Super Trailer’ from Wabash

US trailermanufacturer Wabash has unleashed details about it’s efforts in taking part of the American Super Truck project. At Iepieleaks, we have displayed trucks constructed under the Super Truck project before, think of the Volvo, Freightliner and International examples. Now, we’ve had the opportunity to show something about the trailer. Wabash National’s trailer includes a…Continue Reading

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Kenworth saves more fuel

Kenworth saves more fuel

Kenworth introduced a more streamlined T680 truck with a day-cab for pickup and delivery and regional tansport. The truck is optimized in aerodynamics and is powered by the Paccar MX13 or MX11 engines. These engines come In combination with the Eaton Fuller automatised transmission with the fuel efficient Meritor MT40-14 drive axles rated at 40.000…Continue Reading

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Volvo Concept Truck saves 30% on Fuel

Volvo Concept Truck saves 30% on Fuel

Volvo Trucks just launched the Volvo Concept Truck, a study that saves up to 30% on fuel. The Volvo has an updated and more streamlined front grille, the mirrors are replaced by camera’s and has more aerodynamic features. Also the trailer is modified for less weight and better streamlining. Volvo says the diveline is also…Continue Reading

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Common Rail for Volvo D13 engine

Common Rail for Volvo D13 engine

After 23 years Volvo has finaly got rid of the unit injectors for the D13 engine. Along with a whole package of novilties on aerodynamics, improved drivelines and the new i-Shift Crawler Volvo has now anounched the introduction of the next D13 engine series. Earlyer the D11 and D16 were adapted to Common Rail technologie,…Continue Reading

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Renault Optifuel Lab 2

Renault Optifuel Lab 2

Renault Trucks shows with the Optifuel Lab2 a new study to lower fuel consumption and Co2 in the near future. The new driving laboratry is based on the new Renault Truck T-series and it has a lot of interesting details. The truck has twenty new technologies on board that have positive effects on rolling resistance,…Continue Reading

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DAF LF Aerobody

DAF Trucks in introducing the Aerobody for the 12 ton LF. This truck can be ordered with this streamlined Paccar body. In combination with a special designed spoiler- and fender kit this leads to significant savings of fuel and CO2 in the distribution. The box has an aerodynamic shaped roof and all the corners are…Continue Reading

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