VOLVO's SUPERTRUCK * USA: Improves freight efficiency by 88%
* North Carolina - Volvo’s SuperTruck: A combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies
--- Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator with a combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies that achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88 percent — exceeding the 50 percent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program... From the top-of-cab solar panels powering its battery and interior lights, to its ultra-light aluminum frame and highly advanced 425 horsepower, 11-liter proprietary engine, the SuperTruck concept vehicle allowed Volvo engineers to push the boundaries of heavy truck efficiency... The tractor-trailer combination boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent — exceeding 12 miles per gallon, with some test runs showing more than 13 miles per gallon — in road tests, and powertrain brake thermal efficiency reached 50 percent...
(Photo: Volvo’s SuperTruck Improves Freight Efficiency by 88%) -- Greensboro, NC, USA - Trucking News - September 15, 2016
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