International News

HYUNDAI LAUNCHES HYDROGEN ATTACK ON SWITZERLAND

Hyundai has announced at the IAA Show in Hanover that it will build 1,000 commercial fuel cell electric trucks to be operated in Switzerland beginning next year. Hyundai says it will work with H2 Energy,  a Swiss [...]

DAIMLER MAKES BIG INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC BUS MAKER PROTERRA

Daimler has announced that it is leading a $AUD212 million ($US 155-million) investment in Californian based electric bus makerProterra. Daimler is working with San Francisco investment firm Tao Capital Partners which is the other lead investor  in the  [...]

TRADE WAR WOULD HAVE NO WINNERS SAYS DAIMLER GLOBAL TRUCK BOSS

Daimler Truck and Bus, global chief Martin Daum has told media at this week’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week that the prospect of a global trade war is worrying and will have no [...]

THE STORY BEHIND THE FORD F-MAX

Ford’s new 4×2 heavy-duty prime mover took many by surprise when it was launched at the Hannover IAA Truck Show. Ford has kept many of the details of the truck secret and few were aware of [...]

FORD F-MAX SPRINGS A SURPRISE BY WINNING INTERNATIONAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR

In a decision that has shocked observers and rocked the European truck makers the International Truck of the Year has been awarded to a vehicle manufactured outside Europe. The Ford F-Max built in Turkey was named [...]

TRATON AND HINO ADVANCE COOPERATIVE JOINT VENTURE

Traton AG, the new name for Volkswagen Commercial vehicle, and Hino Motors Ltd has today announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both companies have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and [...]

MAN’S ELECTRIC TEST PROGRAM

The moves to electrify the world’s trucks is continuing on many fronts with barely a day going by without another statement or story dropping into the inbox with another example of an electric fleet being handed [...]

MEET VERA – VOLVO’S VERY INDEPENDENT, FAITHFUL LADY OF THE ROAD

It looks a little like a cross between a giant automated vacuum cleaner and an aircraft tug and it is called Vera. Why it is called Vera? Well Volvo tells us  there name Vera means ‘Faith’ [...]

BENZ UNVEILS ITS VISION FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VAN

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled a revolutionary mobility concept in Denmark overnight which the company says goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. The Mercedes BenzVisionURBANETIC  it claims eliminates the separation between people moving and goods [...]

AMAZON SNAPS UP BENZ SPRINTER IN USA

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new factory in South Carolina where it will build its latest generation Sprinter van. The German automaker chose the factory opening to announce one of its first big orders was a deal [...]