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Cummins’ Concept Electric Semi Makes 100-Mile, Hauls Up To 2 Tons Of Cargo

Electric car, electric bicycle and, to some extend, electric motorcycle are becoming increasing common. However, if the world really wants to get rid of emissions entirely, we will need to address the other prevalent transportation, namely, commercial buses and trucks. Lucky for us, someone is already looking into those, coming up with the idea of battery-powered buses and even one that is powered by human waste (apparently, with none of the smell). As for trucks, there is still no sight of all electric trucks coming our way except for an electric highway to power electric semis that has been undergoing trial in Sweden. But today, that changes when Cummins Inc., the global maker of Diesel engines, unveiled an all-electric powertrain concept truck. Continue reading Cummins’ Concept Electric Semi Makes 100-Mile, Hauls Up To 2 Tons Of Cargo

Peugeot Returns To The Pickup Truck Market With New Pickup Truck

Well, what do you know? Peugeot is making a comeback in the pickup market since after pulling the plug more than a decade ago. Not surprisingly, the French automaker is eyeing on the Africa market, a region where it had quite a foothold before winding it all up in 2005, for its return. However, this time round, it will not be getting any Peugeot historical model naming; instead it will be simply called Peugeot Pickup Truck. The truck will be hitting the Africa market in September with an yet to be disclosed sticker and it is also not known if it will be offered beyond Africa. Continue reading Peugeot Returns To The Pickup Truck Market With New Pickup Truck

1971 Ford Bronco Rejuvenated, Gets Ford Racing Coyote 5L Motor

If you have a thing for truck, you will not look away from a Bronco, or should we say, you should not look away from this Brittany Blue 1971 Ford Bronco rolled out by Ohio-based Classic Ford Broncos. The name of the company behind this beauty pretty much says it all; they are all business when it comes to rejuvenating Broncos and the Brittany Blue 1971 Ford Bronco you see here is latest example. It was a restoration mod job that retains the look and ruggedness of the original while boosting the performance and reliability to be in par with that of today’s SUV. Continue reading 1971 Ford Bronco Rejuvenated, Gets Ford Racing Coyote 5L Motor

Mercedes-Benz Brings Posh To Pickup Trucks With Concept X-Class

In this cut throat automotive world, automakers gotta do what they have do to survive. Even luxury segment is not spared. I mean, surely they can’t depend on the sales of handful of sports coupe to keep their shareholders happy. It is all about growth and growth means reaching into every nook and cranny of the market. Mercedes-Benz already did, having dabble in both private and commercial vehicles, but there’s still something missing from the luxury automaker’s portfolio: a pickup truck. Well, that’s until today when the Stuttgart-based luxury automobile maker unveiled a new pickup truck bearing the three-pointed star, called Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Brings Posh To Pickup Trucks With Concept X-Class

Chevrolet Showoff 2017 Silverado HD’s Power With World Record Pull

If there’s anyway to convince potential truck buyers how bloody strong the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD truck is, it is to have a big-ass flag in tow and in the process, setting a new Guinness World Records for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. And that, my friend, was exactly what Chevy did. The record saw a 2017 Silverado HD powered by Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel motor with 445 horses and 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) pulled an enormous 3,200 square-foot (297 square-meter) American flag around the Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5 mile oval. Continue reading Chevrolet Showoff 2017 Silverado HD’s Power With World Record Pull

GM’s Chevy Fuel-cell Off-roader For U.S. Army Looks Like A Show Truck

This is not a Hummer replacement. The U.S. military has already found that. This one here, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Vehicle, is the future of the battlefield. Apart of having the ability to go places – thanks to its lifted ride height and massive 37-inch tires – it is fuel cell powered, meaning it will be going places in a stealthy manner. On top of that, it has what GM refers to as “Exportable Power Take-Off” unit which allows the fuel cell power to support activities away from the vehicle, even if it is in areas where electricity supply is non-existence. Continue reading GM’s Chevy Fuel-cell Off-roader For U.S. Army Looks Like A Show Truck

Chinese Automaker Turned A Jeep Wrangler Into A 6-Wheeled SUV Truck

Chinese company G.Patton joins the rank of car customiser in turning stock variety into rugged-looking, off-road beast. The company recently show off its a standard Jeep Wrangler-based six-wheeled SUV/truck called Tomahawk (not to be confused with SRT Tomahawk, btw) at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. From the photos, the result look pretty awesome. I mean who doesn’t dig a 6×6 off-roader, right? However, according to a report, the conversion is not as refined as the pictures depicted on G.Patton’s website. Continue reading Chinese Automaker Turned A Jeep Wrangler Into A 6-Wheeled SUV Truck

This Is What An URUS Would Look Like If Lamborghini Gave It Six Wheels

If you think the Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6 truck is cool or the Toyota Land Cruiser 6×6, even cooler, then perhaps, you have yet to see this pleasant monstrosity dreamed up by Lamborghini enthusiast website, Lambo Cars. Clearly, this isn’t a real car. It took Lamborghini years to finally decided to go ahead with the URUS sport utility vehicle and so it would be an inconceivable thought that they would actual produce a beast like this. This concoction is apparently based on Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class 6×6 underpinning, but slapped with a body based on the upcoming URUS SUV, stretched to include a truck-requisite bed. Continue reading This Is What An URUS Would Look Like If Lamborghini Gave It Six Wheels

This 75 Year-Old Futurliner Still Look Fantastically Futuristic Today!

The forties wasn’t the happiest decade for the world, but still it brought us Winston Churchill, Velcro, Tupperware, Jeep, and than there was this relatively unknown but awesome Jetsons kind of futuristic vehicle called GM Futurliner Vehicle Carrier. Futurliners started as purpose-built vehicle for the 1939 New York’s Fair and they were used in GM’s Parade of Progress campaign, touring North America to educate the masses on subjects like jet travel, agriculture, traffic engineering, stereos, televisions and even microwave oven. Continue reading This 75 Year-Old Futurliner Still Look Fantastically Futuristic Today!

Nissan 240SX Converted To A Truck Without A Truck Frame And It Is LIFTED

Converting a sports car into a truck is not the newest new. Converting a sports car into a truck without a truck frame is also beginning to be a norm, but one that is without a truck frame under it and lifted? Now, that’s something rather new to us. Well, we do note that it maybe considered blasphemous to some to convert a 1995 240SX into a truck and LIFTED, but I thought this particular example that was once on sale on Craigslist was pretty sweet. According to its owner, it is completely road-legal and it is also off-road capable. And why not? It is, after all, lifted and has just the right set of shoes, doesn’t she? Here’s what it had to offer for $4,300: Continue reading Nissan 240SX Converted To A Truck Without A Truck Frame And It Is LIFTED