* Germany - World premiere: Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT, M 936 G natural-gas engine
(Image: Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT: Mercedes-Benz M 936 G natural-gas engine in special-purpose waste collection and short-radius distribution vehicle)
Stuttgart,Baden-Wurtemberg,Germany -Automotive World -21 Aug 2014: -- It was just one year ago that the Econic underwent a comprehensive upgrade with new diesel engines as well as a new suspension, frame, electronics and a revised cab. Mercedes-Benz has now gone one better with its special-purpose waste collection/short-radius distribution vehicle: the Econic NGT Euro VI with its new M 936 G engine will be launched in August at “Elmia Lastbil Jönköping” in Sweden – an international trade fair for the transport industry from 20 to 23 August 2014. It will make its second major international appearance at Germany’s IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition. The new six-cylinder in-line powerplant delivers the same performance as a diesel engine while at the same time setting a new benchmark in terms of noise and exhaust emissions...
* Sweden - Volvo Trucks introduces new monofuel natural gas version of FE
(Photo: Volvo FE CNG truck)
Stockholm,Sweden -Green Car Congress -20 August 2014: -- Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on natural gas. The Volvo FE CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has been primarily developed for operations involving short driving cycles with repeated starts and stops such as refuse collection and local distribution... The Volvo FE CNG is powered by an all-new 9-liter Euro 6 engine featuring spark plug technology that produces 320 hp (239 kW) and 1356 N·m (1000 lb-ft) of torque. Spark plug technology is particularly suitable for driving cycles where the truck covers short distances with a lot of start-stop traffic... Equipped with a fully automatic transmission, the truck retains the same driveability and productivity as the conventional Volvo FE. The automatic transmission also gives faster driveline response...
* Sweden - Volvo Group: Truck deliveries in July 2014
(Photo from Volvo Trucks': Vehicles reliability)
Stockholm,Sweden -Automotive World -21 Aug 2014: -- Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in July 2014 amounted to 15,410 vehicles. This was a decrease of 9% compared with the year-earlier month... Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in July 2014 amounted to 15,410 vehicles. This was a decrease of 9% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis July deliveries declined by 36% in South America and by 17% in Europe while deliveries increased by 21% in North America...
* Volvo brand: In July 8,616 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with the same month last year.
* Mack: Deliveries in July totaled 1,988 vehicles, a 16% increase compared with July 2013.
* Renault Trucks: In July 3,232 trucks were delivered
* UD Trucks: In July 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,574 trucks...
* Eicher: Delivered 2,469 trucks in July
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