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Commercial Trucks Save More Than 20x Fuel of 100 MPG Car

Yes, there is a commercial truck that saves twenty times more fuel than a 100mpg car. Wrightspeed is challenging convention with the Route™, a retrofit electric drive powertrain with an on-board generator engineered for the surprisingly large medium-duty commercial fleet market. In the US alone, this part of the transportation sector boasts over 2 million […]

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Trucks Use GPS To Anticipate Hills, Save Fuel

Daimler has debuted a new speed control system on their long-haul trucks that uses GPS data to automatically choose the right gear for going up or down a hill. Available on the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Predictive Power Control takes advantage of topographic data programmed into the truck’s GPS in order to properly shift the truck’s 12-speed […]

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