first OEM electric truck launched by Fuso

First OEM Electric Truck Launched by Fuso

With the launch this week of the all-electric eCanter in Australia we have seen the first OEM electric truck launched by Fuso. On sale now, the eCanter is the first original equipment manufacturer all-electric truck available on the Australian market. Read more

Kenworth is narrowing the gap

Kenworth is Narrowing the Gap 

During a 2,000km round trip driving a Kenworth T610 prime mover pulling a B-double curtainsider, PowerTorque’s Paul Matthei had plenty of time to thoroughly evaluate the unit, whether Kenworth is narrowing the gap.  Read more

a challenging truck maker’s conundrum

A Challenging Truck Maker’s Conundrum

The situation Michael May stepped into in this new role as Managing Director of Iveco in Australia can be said to be a challenging truck maker’s conundrum. Iveco has a respectable history and sturdy relationship with the Australian trucking industry, and trucks like the Acco have a place in the hearts of many who grew up with these vehicles. Read more

first production of electric trucks

First Production of Electric Trucks

Melbourne based company SEA Electric has commenced the first production of electric trucks at commercial volume levels in Australia, with the first of the vehicles currently on the SEA Electric production line in Melbourne. Read more

another blow for BTS21

Another Blow for BTS21

Hino pulling out of the Brisbane Truck Show deals another blow for BTS21, as the Japanese truck maker announced the company’s decision to withdraw from the show, due to take place from May 13th to 16th. Read more

Anthem has finally arrived in Australia

Anthem Has Finally Arrived in Australia

It has been sometime coming but the new truck system, sold under the banner of the Anthem has finally arrived in Australia. PowerTorque was the first media outlet to take the new Anthem model out for a drive.

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latest Iveco Euro 6 Accos join the Cleanaway fleet

Latest Iveco Euro 6 Accos Join the Cleanaway Fleet

A long standing relationship between Cleanaway and the Iveco organisation looks set to continue as the latest Iveco Euro 6 Accos join the Cleanaway fleet. Cleanaway has been a user of the previous model Acco trucks for many years, and has now committed to the new Acco with the acquisition of 23 6×4 units, to fill a new City of Wyndham refuse collection contract in Melbourne’s south west. Read more

hydrogen powered truck innovation

Hydrogen Powered Truck Innovation

The current development program by Hyundai Trucks, in terms of hydrogen powered truck innovation is looking to develop a new fuel cell stack which is capable of producing 200 kW of power, and then fitting two of these in each truck. This produces a final power output of 350 kW of power altogether, which equates to 475 hp. This would be plenty of power for the part of the truck market in which Hyundai currently plays. Read more

International Trucks will become part of the Volkswagen empire

International Will Become Part of the Volkswagen Empire

The decision this week by shareholders in Navistar means that International will become part of the Volkswagen empire. The decision sees the Traton Group, which includes Scania, MAN and Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle arm, becoming a global truck manufacturer with its manufacturing and market penetration now including North America, the one piece of the jigsaw missing, until now. Read more

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