Truck manufacturers have taken steps to reduce their emissions with assistance available under the US Department of Energy program. Automotive OEMs specializing in Commercial Class 8 vehicles, or tractor trailers, have progressed significantly in their efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The success of the Super Truck program hinges on the forward thinking, big ideas of truck manufacturers.
SuperTrucks Power by Better Automotive Technologies
Automakers specializing in truck manufacturing have focused on better design and technologies to make these advancements possible. Volvo Trucks North America recently introduced its SuperTruck. The automaker improved its fuel efficiency by 50 percent. Tesla relied on hybrid electric powertrain technologies to develop its SuperTruck. The automotive OEM anticipates the all-electric vehicle to be completed by year’s end. CatallST’s version of the SuperTruck increased its fuel efficiency by 104 percent.
What’s At Stake?
These accomplishments will affect drivers and consumers alike. Greater fuel efficiency can produce over $20,000 in savings annually for fuel costs for drivers. Consumers can save more if the fuel costs are reduced when purchasing goods. Higher fuel consumption impacts the consumer in everyday shopping. Lower fuel consumption reduces the price consumers pay for goods.
The Department of Energy forecasts that 300 million fewer barrels will be used annually as more SuperTrucks make it to the highways. Dixien has always been a proponent of efficient automotive technologies that support sustainability and lower fuel consumption. As an OEM supplier of parts and components, Dixien welcomes the opportunity of partnering with its customers to produce the mechanical components of these innovative systems.