Kenworth Goes Electric

Over in the US, you know when something is going to happen, it’s when Kenworth get involved, and now Kenworth goes electric, showing off its new Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT). It’s a T680 powered by a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid power system using a 100 kWh lithium ion battery. This power train means the truck has 560 hp available to it. Read more

Electric Trucks are Becoming a Reality

Tesla Truck: Fact or Fiction

Last week was all about the bright lights and smoke machines at the launch of the Tesla electric truck, but this week there’s a more sobering questioning of the Tesla truck: fact or fiction. The Tesla founder, Elon Musk, is a master of hyperbole; his style is all about making big claims and then trying to live up to them.

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Langworthy Stepping Down, an Isuzu Concept and an Electric Truck with 350km Range

Keeping up with the world of trucks, the news this week is about Peter Langworthy Stepping Down, an Isuzu Concept and an Electric Truck with 350km Range.

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Fuso Trucks announced it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years. The show saw the unveiling of the E-Fuso, an all-electric heavy-duty truck concept with a range of up to 350 m. Named E-Fuso Vision One, it is said to mark the top end of the electrification path of the company’s portfolio in the upcoming years. Read more

Electric Inter, Volvo and LNG, Iveco and Suttons

Not only is there an Electric Inter, Volvo and LNG, Iveco and Suttons, plus a New Auto from Eaton/Cummins in Diesel News, but also Daimler Platooning and an Electric Van.

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced the new Endurant TM 12- speed automated transmission at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, in the US. Claimed to be the lightest, most efficient 1,850 ft lb–capable heavy-duty transmission on the US market, it has been designed for line-haul applications where weight savings and efficiency can add to a fleet’s bottom line, Endurant weighs nearly 50kg less than competitive automated manual transmissions (AMTs). Read more

Technology Marches On

The trucking industry changes very quickly, as technology marches on, higher and higher. Ask anyone working in trucking about the biggest changes in their career and they would all be technology related. Read more

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 as an AMT and not as a manual transmission with automatic activators. It has been developed by Eaton for Paccar with input from Cummins, as part of the close technology cooperation between the transmission and engine maker.

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The Times They Are A Chanjing

In terms of local delivery, the times they are a chanjing. One of those elements of change is a company called Chanje, which has just launched an all-new electric delivery van in the US. Read more