Piper Jaffray Analysts Downgrades Truck Stocks On Tesla Semi News

Piper Jaffray analysts warned this week that share prices of legacy truck manufacturer PACCAR, engine maker Cummins, and transmission maker Alison could be put under pressure by the Tesla Semi electric truck.

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Nissan Titan Could Get Cummins Diesel Engine With Thursday Announcement

It’s taken awhile, but Americans are warming up to diesel engines once again, compelling automakers to put these efficient oil-burners in a wider variety of vehicles. The Nissan Titan, one of just two full-size Japanese pickups sold in the U.S., is rumored to be getting a diesel engine option with an announcement scheduled for Thursday morning.

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"SuperTruck" Achieves 54% Fuel Efficiency Enhancement

A truck called the “SuperTruck” has achieved fuel efficiency 54% greater than that of average long-haul trucks. The SuperTruck achieved 9.9 MPG under real-world driving conditions, while typical long-haul trucks achieve 5.5 MPG to 6.5 MPG. Doesn’t sound like much, but this improvement is actually huge.

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