Latest in Engine Technology

In a tour of the Columbus Technical Centre, Diesel News’ US correspondent, Steve Sturgess saw Cummins present the latest in engine technology, saying that for many markets diesel engines will be the best solution for decades to come. The latest products are claimed to be the most commonly used power on American roads today. New versions of the X15 and lightweight X12 engines were introduced in early 2017 and are engineered for optimal...

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LNG And All That Gas

  The price of diesel goes up a little bit and immediately LNG and all that gas comes back into the reckoning. The margins in road transport are so slim, only a small incremental change can tip the balance between fuel options.   Here we have Volvo talking about its LNG 13 litre engine developing comparable power and performance to the diesel version, while offering carbon emission savings.   While carbon emission...

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Cummins Unveiled Its All-Electric Powertrain

In the US recently, Cummins unveiled its all-electric powertrain demonstration truck in its home city of Columbus, Indiana. The event took many by surprise, with Cummins is underscoring the move to electric traction – as the environmental alternative to diesel – as a power choice for vocations that can use it going into the next decade.     Based on what appeared to be an International Class 7 cab and chassis, heavily...

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New Paccar AMT, Terrorism Alert and Electric Vans

In the news this week from Diesel News, there is a New Paccar AMT, Terrorism Alert and Electric Vans, in reports from around the world.   In the US, Paccar has released an automated manual transmission (AMT) specifically designed to work with the Paccar MX engine. Coming in at under 300kg in weight, it is 90kg lighter than the 10-speed Eaton AMT it is intended to replace.   The gearbox has been developed from the ground up...

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International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck

There are Awards and Dealerships this week for International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck. Iveco has announced five more dealerships to oversee the sales, service and parts support for the reintroduced International truck range in Australia. The latest appointments include Black Truck Sales and Honeycombes Sales & Service in Queensland, Sydney Truck & Machinery Centre in New South Wales,...

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Electric Power For Cummins, Fuel Cells and Hybrid Vans

This week, alternative power for trucks is on the agenda with Electric Power For Cummins, Fuel Cells and Hybrid Vans in Diesel News.     A Belgian hydrogen technology company has won a European Union grant to develop a new extended range fuel cell truck. The H2Share Project will see a 27-tonne electric, fuel cell-extended range, rigid truck going into service, with the chassis and body provided by Dutch manufacturer VDL....

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