why hydrogen and why Australia?

Why Hydrogen, and Why Australia?

PowerTorque had the opportunity to sit in on a global discussion, hosted by Hyundai, with about 20 technical journalists and took the opportunity to ask the question, why hydrogen and why Australia? The management team driving the development of fuel cell technology in Hyundai talked about their plans and answered a wide variety of questions.

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will there be singing trucks?

Will There Be Singing Trucks?

After watching this video of an electric van delivering for Amazon in the US, the question has to be, will there be singing trucks? The vehicles function so quietly, they will have to make some sort of sound to warn others of their approach, so why not have them produce something musical? Read more

Linfox’s electric truck

Linfox’s Electric Truck

The first Volvo FL Electric in Australia will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and tailgate lift and will be Linfox’s electric truck, evaluated while undertaking metropolitan deliveries within BevChain, the road transport operation’s beverage logistics business.  Read more

100 per cent electric tipper

100 per cent Electric Tipper

The ACT Government has launched its first 100 per cent electric tipper truck, as part of its commitment to a zero emissions fleet by mid-2030. The ACT Government will use the electric truck for cleaning and maintenance tasks around the territory. Read more

the issue of hydrogen powered trucks

The Issue of Hydrogen Powered Trucks

Truck makers and energy providers have been reluctant for some time around the issue of hydrogen powered trucks. Here is a on report some new innovative Hyundai trucks from Martin Schatzmann, a commentator about the truck industry in Switzerland. Read more

holding back electric truck development

Holding Back Electric Truck Development

One of the ongoing issues which is holding back electric truck development is the battery technology available. This is a fast-moving field and new technology is appearing all of the time. This development is crucial, as the way to make them economically viable is for the batteries to be lighter and able to hold more charge, giving the electric trucks more range. Read more

a zero-emission heavy duty truck

A Zero-Emission Heavy Duty Truck 

The Nikola Tre is a zero-emission heavy duty truck aimed at markets outside of North America. Manufactured by Iveco in Europe, the truck uses a choice of two Nikola zero-emission drivelines, originally developed for the company’s electric trucks for the US market. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, has seen the truck in the metal and assesses its viability. Read more

Cummins fuel cell power in Scania trucks

Cummins Fuel Cell Power in Scania Trucks

A grocery wholesaler in Norway is running Cummins fuel cell power in Scania trucks in an evaluation project to test the technology’s viability in longer range road transport. While electric power may prove to be the eventual solution in short range trucks, the fuel cell is fast becoming the favourite to provide a low carbon alternative to diesel in long range trucking. 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

fully electric garbage handling by Mack

Fully Electric Garbage Handling by Mack

With unveiling of the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV), the company introcduced fully electric garbage handling by Mack. The new truck combinies the US refuse industry standard design of the Mack LR model with a fully electric Mack drivetrain. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing in 2020 in the operations of the New York City Department of Sanitation. Read more