electric trucks in the real world

Electric Trucks in the Real World

For many in the Australian trucking industry the idea of electric trucks is exactly that, an idea, but the reality is that they will become a reality, sooner than we think, so here we see a couple of videos about electric trucks in the real world.  Read more

transferring power from diesel to electric

Transferring Power from Diesel to Electric

The next decade is going to be about moving across to new drivelines, to be compatible with alternative power sources, and a large amount of ingenuity is going to be needed in transferring power from diesel to electric. Read more

electric power is the most likely technology to be used

Electric Power is the Most Likely Technology to be Used 

In city environments and on the vast majority of short range tasks, electric power is the most likely technology to be used. Small electric fast charging stations have been popping up around our cities in the last few years to cater for the small but growing band of Tesla and other electric car buyers. These are often placed in small sites in difficult to get to car parks and dotted around in the inner city. Read more

Cummins is developing hydrogen combustion X15

Cummins is Developing Hydrogen Combustion X15 

As the world looks to new technology to meet emission reduction requirement, it has been announced that Cummins is developing hydrogen combustion X15 engines, as well as the smaller 6.7 litre medium duty engine as a hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE). Read more

differentiating factor between the Fuso eCanter and other electric trucks

Between the Fuso eCanter and Other Electric Trucks

How well the vehicle’s main computer modulates the truck’s performance to keep the behaviour within acceptable parameters is the differentiating factor between the Fuso eCanter and other electric trucks, including the prototype eCanter, which PowerTorque has tested. Read more

if you want to break a truck

If You Want to Break a Truck

There’s a saying among the truck makers that if you want to break a truck, you send it to Australia. If we are to get serious about reducing emissions from the transport sector and doing it in a way that makes economic sense, we need to start trying to break some trucks.  Read more

testing electric truck range

Testing Electric Truck Range

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, attempts to get into the record books while testing electric truck range at the same time as circumnavigating London in a zero tailpipe emissions 16-tonne Renault D ZE. Read more

running electric trucks and keeping them charged

Running Electric Trucks and Keeping Them Charged

With all of the hype around the development of electric trucks becoming the norm in the future, the method of running electric trucks and keeping them charged is going to radically change operational choices. The building of the new infrastructure to support them will be a priority. Read more

the next stage of the development of AMT for Eaton

The Next Stage of the Development of AMT for Eaton

The introduction of the Endurant XD transmission marks the beginning of the next stage of the development of AMT for Eaton. This is looking like the biggest model change from the company in over twenty years. Even developments like the Ultrashift were still based on the Roadranger gearbox, with automation added. Read more

massive order for SEA of over 1,000 trucks

Massive Order for SEA of Over 1,000 Trucks

Australian electric truck maker, SEA Electric, has taken a significant step forward in the USA, with a massive order for SEA of over 1,000 trucks. The order is for SEA Hino M5 EVs and is the single largest order in the company’s history. Read more

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