28 Feb '17, 3pm

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

Stephen Edelstein Feb 28, 2017 Volvo Concept Truck Enlarge Photo Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells large commercial vehicles under the same name and logo as Volvo Cars, but is actually an entirely separate entity. CHECK OUT: Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient (Jul 2016) Now, the Swedish firm has fitted the concept truck with a prototype hybrid powertrain. The system recovers energy when the vehicle is driving downhill or braking, and uses it to enable all-electric driving on flat roads or low gradients, Volvo Trucks said in a press...

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