Concept Vehicles

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April 17, 2018

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

March 6, 2018

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Starship Concept Truck

Shell and Airflow Truck Company have debuted the full-size version of the company’s Starship Project truck - a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies.

January 29, 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Sales Could Reach 188,000 Units in 5 Years

A global market research firm says worldwide revenue from autonomous truck and bus technology hit $84 million, and will likely reach $35 billion by 2023.

October 9, 2017

Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

September 22, 2017

Shell’s Starship Truck Focuses on Freight Efficiency First

Shell Rotella’s next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the Starship, is set to debut early in 2018, and the company says it will focus on freight efficiency rather than raw miles per gallon.

June 14, 2017

Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

February 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

December 20, 2016

How Navistar’s SuperTruck Exceeded Goals

Navistar's SuperTruck, the CatalIST, makes creative use of existing systems, relying less on advanced technology for its impressive gains.

September 21, 2016

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

September 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

June 10, 2016

Volvo Concept Truck Boasts 30% Lower Fuel Use

With almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations.

February 11, 2016

Sprinter Extreme Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz showed its Sprinter Extreme Concept heavy payload van at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The van stretches more than 20 feet in length and measures over 95 inches tall. It can haul 6,400 pounds of payload and tow nearly 4 tons. Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

January 5, 2015

Video: A Closer Look at the Walmart Concept Truck

The Walmart Advanced Experience concept truck may be futuristic looking but by using many of the latest efficient technologies, it gives us a glimpse of what could be possible today. This video provides a closer look at the technology behind the concept.

December 30, 2014

5 Fantastic Future Truck Technologies

For trucking journalists and technology junkies, 2014 was a year that offered tantalizing glimpses of a sci-fi trucking future that may not be too far off. Deborah Lockridge looks at five reasons 2014 was "the year of the future" in trucking.

September 9, 2014

Peterbilt Shows off Autonomous Driving

Peterbilt showcased the latest autonomous driving technologies in a concept truck at the ITS World Congress in Detroit.

February 19, 2014

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and trailer's rounded nose hark back to previous times while at the same time evoking a "Jetsons" futuristic feel.

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