Logistics industry is majorly dependent on the huge trucks till some extent. Though the count of the those huge trucks don’t match to the number of cars running on the U.S. roads, but the amount of fuel consumed by trucks in U.S. tally’s up to 25%.
Thinking over it Volvo is soon coming up with a new super truck concept which is integrated with hybrid powetrain, which would significantly reduce the fuel consumption by 5-10 % by majorly driving on hybrid mode.
The super truck projected was initiated in 2011 and testing started in 2015 and recently official revealed was done in 2016. Encouraged by US Department managing the energy challenge, the aim of the super truck concept project is to eliminate or decline the consumption of the fuels and improvise the logistic industry’s efficiency by 50%. The superior aerodynamics and weight related changes have assisted the truck to prove its manufacturing aim.
Due to assembling of hybrid powertrain system the excess power which is lost while braking or while driving in hilly terrain is recovered, this further permits the truck to run on electric transmission up to 10 km. Compared to the previous truck emission and consumption, the utilization of fuel and release of CO2 is reduced by about 30%.
Moving on the body structure of the Volvo made hybrid truck the entire chassis is made up of aluminum, which drastically reduced the overall weight by 3,200 lb (1,450 kg). Some of the replacements includes camera instead of mirrors, fairings to cover all the wheels, and spoilers added at rear of the trailer.
Outfitted with some advanced electronic features the super truck is fitted with I-See driver assist system that utilizes GPS data and digital maps to analyze the upcoming way.
This super truck can be considered as eco-friendly monster as it is majorly contributing to reduce the emissions without declining its effeciency.