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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Expands Test Center

About 10 years after the ceremonial opening of the Development and Testing Center in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, Mercedes‑Benz Trucks will invest about another 50 million euros in the center of competence for the development work on commercial vehicles.

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Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

Cummins Forms Joint Venture with China's JAC Motors

Cummins and Chinese manufacturer JAC Motors have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership after Cummins purchased Navistar’s 50% equity position in the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Company.

Infiniti Gives More Details About Electrification Initiative

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Volkswagen Clarifies Position on Navistar Takeover in SEC Filing

Volkswagen AG cooled expectations that it is moving to take over Navistar International in an April 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, in the same statement, the Germany-based OEM left the door open for its Volkswagen Truck & Bus GMbH subsidiary to possibly acquire U.S.-based Navistar at some later date.

VW Truck Signals Interest in Acquiring All of Navistar

News reports out of Germany indicate that Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is open to taking over Navistar International Corp.. VW already holds a 16.9% share in the U.S. company via a “wide-ranging strategic alliance," which was announced back in 2016.

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

All-New Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs Trucks Launch in Middle East, Africa

The newly introduced Actros and Arocs models have been configured for environments of Middle East and Africa, which can reach temperatures as hot as 122 degrees.

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.