29 Apr '18, 2pm

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck Enlarge Photo Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he sets out from San Diego, Calif., on May 17 in his Shell Airflow Starship record truck. Hauling his full-sized trailer fully loaded to the truck's 80,000 pounds capacity, he aims to set the fuel economy record for a loaded Class 8 truck in a six-day cross-country trip to Jacksonville, Fla. There has been a lot of effort recently to build electric semi trucks, including those from Nikola , Tesla , Daimler, Thor, and others . Electric trucks, however, are designed more for short-haul operations rather than cross-country trips, says Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), which is sponsoring Sliwa...

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