30 Apr '18, 12pm

#Shell, #AirFlow #Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

#Shell, #AirFlow #Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship . This next-generation concept truck features a custom, aerodynamic design and aims to demonstrate improvements in fuel economy for Class 8 trucks. Starship will undertake a cross-country run, carrying a full cargo of clean reef material, 18-25 May starting in San Diego, Calif. and ending in Jacksonville, Fla. The run will show ways trucking operations can reduce the energy usage and costs associated with the transportation of goods through improved fuel-economy for a Class 8 truck and the measurement of freight-ton efficiency. Special Starship features include: Bespoke 100% hyper-aerodynamic carbon fiber cab. Active grill shutters (active based on temperature to maximize aerodynamics and maximize efficiency) when open, enable air to flow...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180430-airflow....

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