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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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Volvo Trucks alliance with Samsung SDI

Volvo Trucks alliance with Samsung SDI

Our sources say that Volvo Trucks has an alliance with the South-Korean company Samsung SDI for developing battery’s for electric trucks. Volvo has plans to commercialise the FE and FL series electric driven trucks and that makes that there is a need for large and high quality battery’s. It seems that the developement is being…Continue Reading

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Nikola launches truck for European market

Nikola launches truck for European market

In response to widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has created a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Reservations for the new Nikola TRE (means “Three” in Norwegian) are now open at www.nikolamotor.com. Guests at the April 16-17 Nikola World in Phoenix will be able to view a prototype display of the Nikola TRE,…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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Kenworth T680 Hybrid truck

Kenworth T680 Hybrid truck

Kenworth has presented a prototype of the T680 tractor unit with a parallel hybrid electric propulsion system. The truck debuted at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in 2018. The truck is part of the Hybrid Emission Cargo Transport (HECT) demonstration project, which is partly funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE),…Continue Reading

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Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Anheuser Busch orders Tesla and Nikola trucks

Beer brewer Anheuser Busch ordered 40 Tesla trucks. Now the company has ordered a large number of hydrogen trucks at the biggest competitor of Tesla, Nikola. The lawsuit that Nikola filed agianst Tesla, does not impress Anheuser Busch. The giant beer company intends to produce its Budweiser beers with renewable energy by the year 2020.…Continue Reading

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