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Mar 8, 2018
Tesla’s new electric semi truck makes its debut delivery
By Trevor Mogg | Digital Trends
Tesla caused quite a stir with its all-electric semi truck when it unveiled the vehicle in November.
Boasting 0 to 60 mph in a zippy five seconds (sans trailer) and a range of 500 miles, as well as autonomous driving features and a design unlike any truck that’s gone before, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes the Tesla Semi will one day transform the long-haul trucking industry.
On Wednesday, Musk posted a photo showing a couple of the trucks >Read more
Feb 23, 2018
Renault Trucks to Begin Selling Electric Trucks in 2019
Renault Trucks has announced that it will launch a range of all-electric trucks designed for use in urban and peri-urban areas.
January 31, 2018
Renault Trucks has announced that it will launch a range of electric vehicles in 2019. This range capitalizes on the experience gleaned from 10 years of testing electric trucks in real-life conditions with its customer-partners. These all-electric trucks are designed for use in urban and peri-urban areas, and will be produced at the Renault Trucks >Read more
Feb 23, 2018
Peterbilt’s Quinn – HD Truck Market Poised For Further Growth In 2018
Date: February 19, 2018
Peterbilt GM Kyle Quinn says 2018 could be one of the best years for Class 8 truck sales on record.
The Class 8 truck market in the United States and Canada in 2018 is setting up to be one of the strongest sales years on record, said Kyle Quinn, general manager of Peterbilt Motors Company and Paccar senior vice president.
Citing an improving manufacturing sector, increased capital spending, strong >Read more
Feb 23, 2018
Daimler’ Daum Throws Shade at Tesla as Truck Rivalry Heats Up
Date: February 23, 2018
Daimler AG cast doubt on Tesla Inc.'s plan to deliver electric heavy trucks next year, saying its more modest goal to start selling battery-powered big rigs by 2021 is more realistic.
The German manufacturer, best known for its luxury cars, is also the world’s biggest truck maker, giving Daimler the most to lose should Tesla boss Elon Musk succeed in producing a semi-truck with a 500-mile range for >Read more
Feb 16, 2018
India: Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised: Nitin Gadkari.
India will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country.
"We have almost finalised the scrapping policy for vehicles with NITI Aayog," the road and transport minister said.
Vehicles completing 15 years or more would be scrapped, the minister said without giving more details.
Gadkari said India is bound to become the hub >Read more