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Popularity Of The Fuso Canter With Crew Cab Increases

The popularity of the Fuso Canter with crew cab has increased since it is the only Daimler AG truck in the 7.5t perm GVW segment that has the crew cab in the. The crew cab has enough space for seven people, which is a necessity for warehouses that require a number of people to go accompany the cargo. The rear axle of the Fuso Canter has a 6.0t carrying capacity, which is a standard in its weight class. The wheelbase determines its load-carrying capacity, which can go up to a maximum of 5,030 kg. The Canter Eco Hybrid and the Duonic dual clutch transmission are the technical highlights of the… Continue Reading »

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Actros Named 2012 International Truck of the Year

Unveiled in Brussels only last June, Mercedes’ new Actros truck has once again been named Truck of the Year for 2012, making it two years in a row for this commercial vehicle from Mercedes’ truck division. Equipped with the Mercedes OM471 engine, the Actros fully complies with the latest Euro emissions standard. Its highly efficient design also allows it to consume up to 7.6% less fuel, a significant metric when you’re talking about fleet efficiencies. Said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our New Actros. This award has confirmed our… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Econic NGT Favored Over Other Diesel Trucks

In Austria, Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT trucks are being tapped to replace from 20 to 30 diesel trucks used by the Magna Steyr company. Magna Steyr, despite the worldwide economic downturn, still needed to operate at two shifts, but with improved economic activity, the company needs to go back to a three-shift schedule. The decision to use Econic NGT trucks stems from the results of the “Environmentally Friendly Commercial Vehicle” research project. Although multiple facets of the research results were factored into the decision, a major factor in favor of Mercedes’ Econic NGT trucks was its ability to run on biogas with few, if any, technical or mechanical modifications. Produced from… Continue Reading »

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Pickup concept unveiled at the 63rd IAA

Are you fond of trucks? What is it about pickups that gets the unwavering attachment of men? Is it the stout appearance or the reliability that comes with having a truck bed to haul whatever needs to be hauled? Well, consumer preferences aside, here’s something for all you truck lovers may (or may not) like—a pickup concept vehicle that was presented by Mercedes-Benz Technology at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles event held in Hanover, Germany. Codenamed the ‘Reporter’, MBTech says that the concept is more than just a mere design study. It has got DualX E-Drive drive solution that makes the pickup capable of being plugged in to an electric… Continue Reading »

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Truck technology highlights to be showcased at IAA

Daimler AG will once again grace this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show bringing with them their whole list of groundbreaking innovations. The show however, pegged to start on September 23 in Hanover, will be preceded by the unveiling of Mercedes-Benz’s truck highlights on a special issue of the Mercedes-Benz Transport magazine. So you’ll have the chance to eyeball images of the new Atego and Axor, as well as photos of the Actros Limited Edition Black Liner and White Liner. The pair of Actros variants will be making their very first public appearance at the IAA, so you can bet that it’s going to be very special. Why? Because only 500… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil expands production capacity to 75,000 units per year

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil signed a contract today with the Brazilian bank BNDES for a loan in the amount of roughly €460 million. Mercedes-Benz will use these funds to expand its production capacity at the Sà£o Bernardo do Campo plant near Sà£o Paulo. Trucks, bus chassis, engines, transmissions, and axles are produced at the plant. Production capacity at the largest and most advanced production facility in Brazil will increase to 75,000 units per year. This corresponds to an increase of about 15 percent.

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50 Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid trucks in customer use as of 2010

The Daimler Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since 1994, the center has enhanced numerous alternative drive systems for commercial vehicles and cars all the way to the small-series production stage. The aim of the Competence Center is to bring green technologies to market at affordable prices. Among the vehicles that Daimler is currently building at the center are the Mercedes-Benz B-Class 180 NGT, the prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 200 NGT, which will begin series production in the fourth quarter of 2010, and the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid truck.

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