Volvo Trucks has introduced the autonomous electric truck of the future Vera, which is characterized by the complete absence of the driver’s cab. The solution is designed for regular and repeated trips, which are characterized by relatively short distances, large volumes of goods and high accuracy of delivery. A typical example of such transport problems are, for example, flights between logistics points, but possible and other options.
The debut of the German lion cub MAN TGE with a total weight of 3.0 to 5.5 tons was very convincing. The product line consisted of an all-metal van, half-glazed combi, a passenger minivan and a chassis with a single and double cabin. Cars have front, rear or four-wheel drive. They are available with two wheelbases (standard and elongated), three roof options (normal, high and extra-high), three length options.
Scania S & R Series 2016. Gross weight: over 16 tons. Sales start: Fall 2016.
Let's start with the fact that before Scania had a new generation of trucks, it was almost 21 years. For some it will seem like a very long period, but for trucks, the generation change takes place on average once every 20 years. Too much investment in development, time to prepare for production and debugging machines
The development of the new truck took 10 years and investments in the amount of $ 2.35 billion.
In honor of Mack Anthem's debut of the new generation, a press conference was held at which John Walsh, vice president of global marketing John Walsh, said that "Mack is the only US truck manufacturer that can declare that all trucks sold in the United States are produced here , in USA"
The designers of the company tried in a novelty to embody the image of the "true American tractor" while preserving the Mack branded features so that it could be recognized at a glance.
February 21, the debut of a heavy-duty truck Mercedes-Benz eActros, working exclusively on electric traction.
Back in 2016 at the IAA 2016 in Hanover, Mercedes-Benz presented the concept of an electric heavy-duty truck - for the first time in the world. And one and a half years later, on February 21, 2018, the light saw a pre-series version of the car - Mercedes-Benz eActros.
Mercedes-Benz eActros is equipped with the portal driving bridge ZF AVE 130, which is already installed on hybrid and h
American company Cummins, engaged in the development of engines for trucks, showed a prototype of an electric tractor called AEOS.
The truck from Cummins drives electric motors powered by a 140 kWh battery pack that took the place of a 12-liter engine. On the weight of the tractor this did not affect, since the battery pack weighs as much as the remote engine, transmission and fuel tank combined. The reserve power of the model is 160 km.
Daimler began testing semi-autonomous trucks on the Nevada and Oregon highways to determine the safety of the autonomous control system when driving in the "caravan" mode.
Using the technology of autonomous driving allows trucks to move with a much smaller interval. According to the company, this allows a 10% reduction in fuel consumption, by reducing the resistance to air flow generated by the truck ahead, and therefore, to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Chinese company Geely buys a 8.2% stake in the Swedish concern AB Volvo, better known as the Volvo Group, worth 3.3 billion euros. As noted by the seller - investment company Cevian Capital - the initiator of the transaction is Geely, which made a request for the acquisition of assets of AB Volvo.
The company already owns the brands Volvo, Proton and Lotus, and now will own AB Volvo, which separated from Volvo Cars in 1999.
The electric truck tractor Thor ET-One is planned to be put into production until 2019.
The American start-up Thor Trucks introduced the ET-One cargo electric vehicle. A truck tractor is going to be put into production and brought to the market by 2019. Electric truck Thor ET-One will compete with Tesla Semi. He has a very unusual design with a huge grille and a large angle of the windshield.
Just finished the presentation at the Tesla plant in the Californian town of Hawthorne, where the founder and head of the company announced the next significant car, which opens a new chapter in the history of the well-known manufacturer of electric vehicles.
At the same time, Tesla quite unexpectedly presented a completely new electric sports car Roadster