15 Mar '16, 1pm

Hybrid Axle For Semi-Trailers Could Improve Fuel Economy 30%

Hybrid Axle For Semi-Trailers Could Improve Fuel Economy 30%

Why are the best ideas always the simplest? Hyliion, a start-up that originated at Carnegie Mellon University, is developing a hybrid axle concept for long haul semi-trailers it says can improve fuel economy by over 30%. A normal trailer on the road can weigh up to 60,000 lbs. If it is travelling at 60 mph, it has a lot of kinetic energy. What if there was a way to harvest that energy and use it to help get it back up to speed later?

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/03/15/hybrid-axle-for-semi-trailers-...

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