TRUCKS SAVING FUEL * France - By up to 35 percent
* France - Adgero hybrid technology could revolutionise Australia’s trucking industry
Adgero could help Australian road transport operators cut fuel consumption by up to 25 per cent and radically reduce the trucking industry’s carbon footprint... The French transport technology company has developed the world’s first operational Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road transport to boost efficiency through fuel savings, extra power and reduced emissions for truck fleets... The UltraBoost system consists of an electrically driven axle mounted under the semi-trailer or rigid truck body, powered by a bank of graphene ultracapacitors and controlled by intelligent management software that automatically controls regenerative braking and acceleration boost... During braking the UltraBoost system harnesses kinetic energy and stores it in the ultracapacitors; that power is then delivered back to the axles in the form of a power boost during acceleration. Intelligent software management ensures smooth power delivery so drivers are only aware of the difference when checking their fuel consumption, which is maximised during start-stop traffic or traversing hilly terrain...
(Photo: Adgero secures ultracapacitor technology) -- Strasbourg, France - Automotive World (UK) - July 20, 2016
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