27 Mar '14, 8pm

Electrified Hybrid Turbine-Powered Trucks In Walmart Future

Electrified Hybrid Turbine-Powered Trucks In Walmart Future

If Walmart has its way, it will change the look and powertrain of 18-wheels trucks as we know it. Walmart showcased its futuristic truck March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer that combines leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems. Walmart said this all in one package has been developed in support of the company’s sustainability program. In a first step launched in 2005, Walmart announced its goal to double fleet efficiency by 2015. Walmart trucks log millions of miles every year, so when it comes to sustainability and fleet efficiency, the goal was simple: deliver more merchandise while driving fewer miles on the most efficient equipment. As of last year, ...

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