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British Industrial History

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Leyland Trucks

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Previously part of Leyland Vehicles and then Land Rover-Leyland

1982 Leyland Trucks unveiled the UK's first battery-powered truck ready for production by the end of the year. It was a 7.5-tonne electric version of LT's Terrier truck.[1]

1987 DAF Trucks took a 60 percent controlling share in Leyland Trucks and Freight Rover and became Leyland DAF

1993 After the collapse of Leyland DAF, the Leyland factory was subject to a management buy-out and became Leyland Trucks Limited

1998 Leyland Trucks was acquired by Paccar of the United States and incorporated as the Leyland Trucks subsidiary of that company.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1982/04/22