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Daimler’s SuperTruck Receives Award from DOE

In March 2015, Freightliner unveiled its brand new SuperTruck after undergoing a five long years of development aided by the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as several other leading industry suppliers and manufacturers. This week, Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) SuperTruck program was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Clearly, this futuristic prototype vehicle could mean big changes in the trucking industry. Read on to find out more!

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Traveling at 65 mph and weighing 65,000 lbs GVWR, the prototype was able to reach an average fuel efficiency of 12.2 mpg, effectively doubling that of the 2009 baseline vehicle.

What is the SuperTruck?

Back in April, we talked about what the unveiling of the SuperTruck could mean for the future of the trucking business. Five years ago, Freightliner received the largest grant from the U.S. government in the history of the industry to begin work on a new truck with increased fuel and freight efficiency as well as an increased engine brake and decrease in aerodynamic drag. At its unveiling in March of this year, it exceeded all expectations and the prototype turned out better than ever.

Distinguished Award-Winner

According to the Department of Energy, DTNA received this great honor in recognition of the company’s “can-do attitude and willingness to take risks, resulting in twice the freight efficiency goal of the SuperTruck project.” Traveling at 65 mph and weighing 65,000 lbs GVWR, the prototype was able to reach an average fuel efficiency of 12.2 mpg, effectively doubling that of the 2009 baseline vehicle. Although DTNA stresses that the SuperTruck is, at this point, a prototype only, they appreciate the recognition from the DOE and assert that you may soon see technologies developed during this project making their way into their current projects.

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