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European truck makers collaborate to develop charging network

Volta Trucks has unveiled the first running prototype chassis of its fully-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, designed for inner-city logistics. The Volta Zero chassis has been designed and built using the proposed production specification frame and drivetrain components of the finished vehicle. This includes the battery supplied by Proterra and an eAxle integrated rear axle, electric …

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Truck parts shortage intensifies, extending to ‘common parts’

Fleet maintenance teams are struggling to source many of the truck parts they need as suppliers face shortages of commodities from microchips to rubber. “It’s really starting to dribble down into common parts,” said Darry Stuart of DWS Fleet Management, during an online Fleet Talk presentation for the spring meeting of the American Trucking Association’s …

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Aerotruck’s ‘skirts’ on European trucks

  The Russian start-up has adopted aerodynamic equipment to reduce fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. The first destination after Russia is France, with FM Logistic. From the United States, the technology arrives in Europe via Russia. Aerotruck, a start-up launched last year by Russian and American entrepreneurs, proposes to increase the aerodynamics of trucks …

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