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Emoss E.V.E.R: Electric truck with CNG range extender

Emoss E.V.E.R: Electric truck with CNG range extender

Dutch company Emoss presents the E.V.E.R truck, an 18 ton tractor with electic power and a range extender. Together these two make a range of 900 km possible. The CNG engine is from a GM passenger car and it provides electrical power for the main engine of 320 kW. With the 120 kVh battery package…Continue Reading

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VW Constellation on CNG

VW Constellation on CNG

Volkswagen has introduced a CNG version of the VW Constellation 24.280. This biggest VW truck ever, introduced six years ago was presented now with a CNG system. Estimates for the prototype is a 20% reduction in nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions compared with certifiable diesel engines in Brazil. The CNG system should be compliant with…Continue Reading

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Kamaz and Liebherr in engine deal

It was not a coincidence that we saw Kamaz using Liebherr engines during the Dakar rally. Construction vehicle manufacturer  Liebherr  announced a joint engine development with Russian vehicle manufacturer Kamaz for the development and manufacturing of a range of six-cylinder inline diesel engines of 12 litre displacement, just before the rally started. Liebherr explained that the…Continue Reading

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TNO: Euro 6 jeopardises Dual Fuel technology

 Well respected Dutch research institute TNO has published a very interesting reportt on the effects of alternative drivelines for trucks. Especially the arrival of the new Euro 6 requirement was brought into perspective with current alternative technologies such as LNG and CNG, as well as hybrids and Dual Fuel. TNO concludes that with Euro 6, diesel…Continue Reading

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Freightliner test run on CNG

Daimler Trucks North America presents a test result in the area of alternative drive systems. For the first time, a natural gas-fueled Freightliner Cascadia completed a tour from San Diego to Washington D.C. (approximately 2,700 miles), interrupted only by refueling stops every 350 to 500 miles. The CNG truck (CNG = compressed natural gas) only…Continue Reading

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