getting really serious about fuel cell trucks

Getting Really Serious About Fuel Cell Trucks

An announcement from Volvo Group and Daimler Truck sees two of the biggest truck makers in the world joining forces and getting really serious about fuel cell trucks. The two global giants are forming a joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells with the aim of having heavy duty fuel cell trucks on the road in just over five years time.

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going over to electric power

Going Over to Electric Power

The Fuso eCanter is the type of urban truck we can expect to see going over to electric power when it first arrives in any numbers. Urban small parcel distribution is ideal. The trucks doing this work will spend the day in a stop/go world and never stray too far from home base. Read more

how well does an electric truck go?

How Well Does an Electric Truck Go?

At first sight the Fuso eCanter looks just like any ordinary small truck delivering goods in any city in Australia, but the question on many people’s lips is, how well does an electric truck go? There is a distinctive blue piping around the grille and some other components to give hints about the different power plant under the cabin. Read more

electric trucks are the future

Electric Trucks are the Future

Reading the latest about new trucks around the world, we can be in no doubt that electric trucks are the future and it is simply a matter of how long until electric power predominates.  Read more

an explosion of interest in electric vehicles

An Explosion of Interest in Electric Vehicles

All across the trucking industry in the United States observers are currently seeing an explosion of interest in electric vehicles. Diesel’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, tells us the latest announcements are topped by Amazon’s decision to purchase 100,000 Rivian electric delivery vans for last-mile operations. The most remarkable thing about this amazing order is that the vans currently do not even exist. Read more

forget about electric trucks

Forget About Electric Trucks

Going by the latest technology hype appearing around the world, we should forget about electric trucks and head down the hydrogen powered route. This video shows the latest concept from Fuso, launched at the recent Tokyo Motor Show. Read more

heavy duty trucks from Fuso

Heavy Duty Trucks From Fuso

When Daimler decided to run an evaluation program for the next generation of heavy duty trucks from Fuso, they decided to make the new prototypes even more obvious. The camouflage style artwork chosen by Fuso is even brighter and even more instantly recognisable than Daimler are using on the evaluation the Cascadia trucks, which in turn is more obvious than that used on the Mercedes Benz three years ago. The bright reds and blues mean anyone can see this is a very different truck from a mile off.  Read more

what’s under the hood?

What’s Under the Hood?

The difference in the new Fuso Shogun is not about what it looks like, it’s all about what’s under the hood? The answer to the question is a whole range of global Daimler components and a demonstration of how the global truck manufacturer spreads its technology across as many brands as possible while trying to keep individual brand identity. Read more