As we mentioned in a recent post, the trucking industry has been moving more and more towards developing fuel-efficient trucks to deal with rising energy expenditures. One of Baltimore’s (and the nation’s) best brands—Freightliner— has developed a new engine designed with this new era of green technology in mind: the Cummins Westport ISX12 G.
According to a recent article in Fleet Owner, the ISX12 G is an engine for heavy-duty Freightliner trucks, cranes, and mixers that runs on natural gas. Natural gas is an inexpensive, clean-burning fuel source, and the sales for cars with CNG (compressed natural gas) technology skyrocketed in 2012. For heavy-duty trucks, natural gas is an even more valuable option because the size and workload of these trucks necessitates that they use more fuel. That’s part of what makes Freightliner’s new engine so revolutionary; it could be the first step in changing the face of truck fuel consumption for the future.
The ISX12 G will be available as a factory-installed feature of the Freightliner 114SD by the beginning of 2015, according to Fleet Owner. In addition to this new engine for heavy-duty trucks, Freightliner has fuel-efficient options for natural gas engine vehicles in other models, including the Cascadia 113. All in all, it looks as though the trend towards greener driving and fuel-efficient vehicles is not going anywhere, and Freightliner, as usual, finds itself at the forefront of innovation in the trucking industry.
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