Wraps Off A Zero-Emissions Truck

After months of hype and speculation Diesel’s US correspondent saw the wraps off a zero emissions truck. For months, Nikola Motor Co. had been showing artist renderings of its revolutionary cabover at Nikola.com. Finally, company founder and CEO Trevor Milton pulled the wraps off the real thing – an all independent-suspension electric-drive cabover using current generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. And the only emissions from this...

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International Truck of the Year Winner Announced

The Truck of the Year winner announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week has been presented with the coveted trophy. Scania’s new truck range has been elected International Truck of the Year for 2017 by a jury of 25 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 25 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe. The award was handed over to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, during...

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New Technology on Show in Hannover

This week has seen new technology on show in Hannover at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. New engines, new ideas, new axles and new fuel savings were all included in the news.   From Iveco’s engine maker, FPT Industrial, it was all about Cursor 9 CNG, a 6 cylinder CNG engine claimed to be the ideal solution for applications such as heavy haulage, garbage collection, city and intercity transportation. Powered by natural gas, in...

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The Ox, The Flat Pack Truck For Africa

Introducing The Ox, the flatpack truck for Africa, designed by the man who also designed many McLaren racing and sports cars, Gordon Murray. Here it gets a road test around a test track in the UK, before heading out to the rougher roads of Africa.   The new truck was recently launched in London, to get more funding to further develop the concept:   Here are the kind of conditions the truck is likely to meet if it gets onto...

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SuperTruck, Navistar and Autonomous Trucks

SuperTruck, Navistar and Autonomous Trucks are in the news round-up this week.   In the US, Volvo unveiled the company’s SuperTruck, designed to show off all of the latest advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a fuel efficiency improvement. The SuperTruck managed to improve freight efficiency by of 88 per cent, exceeding the 50 per cent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy when it...

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DAF Trucks Going Very Quiet

New regulations in Europe may see DAF trucks going very quiet, according to Diesel’s correspondent there, Brian Weatherley. A silent truck recently unveiled by DAF was part of a number of product improvements, for the European market right across its truck range. The DAF 7.5 tonne LF ‘Silent’ chassis joins equivalent low-noise MX 11 powered CF and XF models.     First launched on the CF in 2014, the Silent option is based on...

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