Newest Semi-Trucks of 2023: Internal Combustion VS Electric Powertrains for Freight Transportation

For an average consumer, semitrucks are just those big pesky machines that deliver their goods way too slowly and occasionally block the streets and highways. Very few people can realize the scope of hard work, weeks away from home and dangers that lie ahead of every long journey. In this video we will pay tribute to the truck drivers all over the globe by featuring the newest semi trucks in the business. We hope that these giants will not only reliably perform their long hauling duties, but will also serve as comfortable homes away from home for the thousands of highway delivery heroes.

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00:00 Introduction

00:56 Mercedes-Benz Actros L

The new Actros L is what it is, a luxury Mercedes-Benz in the world of semi-trucks. It redefines the quality of premium interiors, gets new headlights, expands the set of active safety features and introduces the third generation of the OM471 engine.

02:16 Western Star 57X

Western Star 57X is the new flagship of the brand’s range that joins its new X-Series line. It offers enhanced aerodynamics, improved fuel economy and an advanced driver’s cabin.

03:42 Peterbilt 579 EV

Peterbilt 579 EV offers regional delivery, airport and drayage capabilities, offering 150 miles of range, day cab configuration and 82,000 pounds GCWR.

05:06 International Trucks S13 Integrated Powertrain

International Trucks S13 Integrated Powertrain will be the most efficient, most durable and the lightest powertrain the company has ever produced, but unfortunately it will also be their last one ICE.

06:41 Nikola Tre

After a change of management, the Arizona startup has managed to restructure itself and move on the series production of their first battery electric truck in March 2022. The Tre has a reimagined cabover for short-haul and metro-regional applications.

07:58 Kenworth T680E

Closely related to the Peterbuilt 579e, the all-electric Kenworth 680E is rated for 82,000 lbs and is powered by a new Blue Horizon 14Xe™ tandem drivetrain from Meritor.

09:08 Volvo VNL i-Torque

Volvo i-Torque technology debuts on the VNL truck and its D13 Turbo Compound engine. It improves improve the drivetrain’s fuel economy by 16 percent.

10:29 Freightliner eCascadia

After one million miles of testing, America’s best-selling heavy-duty Class 8 truck embraces an electric powertrain. Daimler’s internal eMobility team in cooperation with Detroit Diesel Corporation, has developed the ePowertrain.

11:55 Scania Electric

Scania Electric is the first battery-powered truck oriented at regional transportation by the Swedish company. It will be offered in R or S sleeper cabs and as a 4×2 tractor or as 6×2, 6×4 rigid.

13:15 Volvo VNR Electric:

Volvo VNR Electric enters the new model year offering an enhanced 4-battery configuration with 375 kWh and 230 miles, plus an all-new 6-battery model with 275 miles.

14:40 New Generation DAF

A subsidiary to Paccar Inc, the Dutch DAF Trucks is fully overhauling their lineup to exploit new EU regulations on masses and dimensions, and to maximize efficiency. The 2022 roster will be represented by three models: XF, XG, and XG+.


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  1. What happens when you get within 5 miles of the next Charging Station and your batteries run out? How long will it take Produce and Frozen Items to get to the Grocery Stores? 5.5 hours in good traffic to drive 150 miles? Peterbuilt EV hasn't thought this through!

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