Hyliion is a start up company that makes a hybrid axle for semi-trailers. It uses regenerative braking to recapture some of the trailer’s kinetic energy to be re-used later. It takes less than an hour to install.
Canada has agreed this week to adopt the proposed Phase 2 standards for heavy trucks that will go into effect soon. Harmonizing standards on both sides of the border is good for the environment and for manufacturers.
Reports of a battery for an electric tractor trailer with 400 mile range appear to be inaccurate.
Via EV Obsession: The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL. The new system can reportedly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 15–25% — depending upon traffic circumstances and terrain. The new Adgero Hybrid System is composed of a bank […]
Siemens is building an electric highway for trucks in an industrial region of Sweden. The pilot program will cut emissions and fuel use by 50% says Siemens.
BMW and SCHERM (new to me, too) have just put into service a 40-ton (think about that for a second) battery-electric truck that will be used for material transport. The truck will be used for a one-year pilot to examine how this shizzah works. To be specific, the truck is a Terberg YT202-EV electric tractor. 8 […]
The Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck with Highway Pilot has been licensed for use in Nevada. It controls speeds and keeps a safe distance ahead.
Yes, you read that right. This is a story about a truck that gets 12 miles per gallon. Why is that news? Because we are talking about a big, heavy tractor pulling a 65,000 lb load. Most of the big rigs you see out on the highway only get half of that — or less. […]
RM Group’s LTF 800 Mobile Packaging factory brings the factory to the raw materials instead of the other way around, saving a ton of energy.
Cummins, the diesel engine specialist, has just announced a new engine for medium duty delivery trucks that runs on E85 – a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline – that can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%.
Volvo’s heavy truck division recently revealed a new dual-clutch transmission designed to smooth up shifts and reduce wear and tear on HD commercial trucks.
If you watch NASCAR racing, you know that two cars traveling nose to tail are faster than one car driving alone on the track. That’s because the cars racing together have less aerodynamic drag to overcome. Bicycle racers use the same wind cheating strategy. You may have experienced this yourself on the highway. If you get […]
What do you get when a southbound tractor trailer meets an eastbound moose in Maine? The world’s biggest potato salad apparently.
In the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama talked about his energy strategy for the United States. One part of his overall strategy is to set new fuel efficiency standards for trucks.
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.
Amp announced a new testing program with TRC Inc to “independently test the vehicle to ensure it can survive the rigors of package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep their vans in service for 20 years or more.” Amp says the final pre-production test program should be completed within the next month.”.