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Daimler Truck, Volvo Group Form Fuel Cell Joint Venture

In a bold move, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group agreed to join forces in an effort to speed up the development, establishment and acceptance of fuel cell vehicles – at a time when much of the focus on electric trucks among legacy truck makers has been on battery-electric solutions.

Bridgestone Acquires TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe N.V. will acquire TomTom's commercial telematics business, which is the largest among European fleet telematics providers, to create a leading data platform for connected vehicles, the company has 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.