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Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG together in fuel-cell joint venture

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. The ambition of both partners is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel-cells,…Continue Reading

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Volvo news coming up!

Volvo news coming up!

After months of speculation and spy pics the new generation of Volvo trucks is almost there. Next week there is a press event in Sweden and the Volvo website is already counting the days to the launch. We espect the new Volvo FM. A truck that is based on the FH series, but with a…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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Volvo testing FM and FH

Volvo testing FM and FH

We published some photo’s of the new Volvo FM that is being tested at the moment. The new generation of the Volvo FM is espected to be launched later this year but there is more news coming up! On the website 40ton.net we now find even more photo’s of the FM, but also of the…Continue Reading

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Breaking: New Volvo FM

Breaking: New Volvo FM

Now here is breaking news. Here you see the first exclusive photo’s of the new Volvo FM. Volvo seems to follow Scania in the modular cab concept because this looks like they shrunk the Volvo FH cab. The next Volvo FM is espected to be launched later this year. This cab is also going to…Continue Reading

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Volvo testing mirror replacing camera system

Volvo testing mirror replacing camera system

European legislation is deu to change and that makes it possible to replace mirrors with camera systems. On these photo’s that Truckphoto Helsingborg send us we see a Volvo FH with a special bar on the roof. On the end of this wide roof bar we see a camera system. Probably we are going to…Continue Reading

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Volvo reveals VNR in US

Volvo reveals VNR in US

Volvo has introduced a new truckseries for regional haulage in the US.  Based on the European FM-cab, Volvo created a ew bonnet and mounted the 11 litre engine underneath, which is popular in Europe as well. Cool fenders and futuristic headlights complete the package. ”It’s a worktruck”, Volvo says on it’s website. For European drivers,…Continue Reading

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Mammoet tries 180 tonnes without torque converter

Mammoet tries 180 tonnes without torque converter

Mammoet is known globally for it’s achievements in exceptional transport. As other Volvo Trucks customers, Mammoet is trying a four axle 600 hp FH16 to use in operations where weights of up to 180 tonnes have to be moved. Until Volvo introduced it’s I-Shift gearbox, the use of a relatively heavy and expensive, but comfortable…Continue Reading

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