The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Daimler Trucks North America’s 2013 lineup as being fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations. Under the new GHG14 regulations, trucks and buses built in 2014 through 2018 are projected to reduce oil consumption by 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons.
The GHG14 is the first program designed to reduce the fuel consumption and truck emissions from the American highways and was initiated by the Department of Transportation’s Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA).
The most fuel efficient model in Daimler’s certified lineup is the Freightliner Cascadia which features a host of clean technologies that includes Blue Tec emissions technologies and the efficient DD Engines.
Another example of Daimler Truck’s powertrain optimization strategy is the Detroit DD engine line-up that utilizes Daimler Trucks’ best-in-class global processes for powertrain engineering and development. The portfolio includes the Detroit DD13®, DD15® and DD16® engines all equipped with BlueTec® emissions technology, Daimler’s global SCR technology.
The commercial automotive industry is eager to find different ways to cut fuel costs and to lower the CO2 emissions of the big oil burners. If until recently an electric truck seemed to be a fairy tale, today this concept became reality as the new Boulder Electric Vehicle is ready to be delivered to its first customer. The first model was sold to Denver-area Precision Plumbing,Heating & Cooling who declared that they will buy a total of 20 electric trucks from Boulder.
The DV-500 is a 7000 pounds electric vehicle with a loading capacity of two tones and 120 miles per charge autonomy. The DV-500 takes its energy from an 80 kilowatt lithium iron phosphate battery which can be fully charged in only 8 hours. The Boulder DV-500 is the first electric commercial vehicle that has a maximum speed of 70 mph. Despite the fact that the DV-500 is priced pretty expensive at 70.000 US dollars, judging by the fuel savings and low taxes, Precision Plumbing’s Tom Robichaud expects to save between $6,000-$8,000 per year for every vehicle used.
Boulder Electric Vehicle plans to expand its truck lineup and besides the new 500 cubic DV-500, the company has already started working on a bigger 1000 cubic foot truck.
Freightliner trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and in 2012 celebrates 70 years of history. With this occasion the company launched a new anniversary website (www.freightlinertrucks.com/70years). On the new site the company presents its history and the innovations made along the years. There are also presented the most relevant products and the technological achievements developed in its 70 years of history.
Freightliner Trucks also announced that it will continue its anniversary celebration at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. (March 22-24). At the show the company will present its latest vehicles and technologies including a new concept truck, fully loaded with cutting-edge advancements and unique features.
David Hames, general manager, product marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America said: “Seventy years ago, Freightliner Trucks first set industry standards with our products and technologies, and we’ve continued to raise the bar by developing vehicles that enhance productivity, reliability and driver comfort. We’re proud of our history, and even more excited about what’s ahead. Our concept vehicle will show that we’re continuing to lead the way with revolutionary innovations and ideas that will maximize performance and profitability.”
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
We don’t know if you’re into those long summer vacations that require taking your home with you. But if you do, and if you have an extra 657,413 euro (around $920,000 at the current exchange rates), then the new Futuria sports+spa is the perfect motor home for you! It will be limited to only 100 units./p>
The new motor home is powered by a modern 3.0 l four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 170 HP at 2,990-3,500 min-1 and 400 Nm of torque available from just 1,250 rpm.
The interior offers a huge 205 x 160 cm bed integrated into the cabin ceiling, air-suspended leather driver’s seat, standard air-conditioning, auxiliary heating, wardrobes in the rear and an optional multi-media center.
And of course lets not forget the sports car garage located at the rear of the lifestyle trailer. A 3.80 m access ramp permits a flat slope angle of just 8 degrees, but this is not the only exceptional feature: The exclusive furnishings comprise a mirrored ceiling with integrated starry LED sky, a winch as well as a side flap making it easy to get out of narrow sports cars. In addition, a perfectly quiet 11.5 kW on-board generator provides maximum independence from the local power supply.