Freightliner supertruck! – the most fuel-efficient truck on the planet!
This is the Freightliner supertruck! – the most fuel-efficient truck on the planet! After 5 years of development and $115 million spent, this Supertruck is Daimler’s answer to the challenge that had been set by the U.S. Department of Energy: improving semi-truck fuel economy by 50 percent minimum. The benchmark is blown out of the water by this concept!
The Freightliner Supertruck is about 320 km lighter than a normal truck. It managed to run 12.2 miles per single galon of diesel fuel on a 312 mile road test, made in Texas, with a 65,000 pound load! It surely doesn’t compare to a road car or even a pickup truck but it’s 115 % better than the average big rig.
Other fuel-saving and power-scavenging methods include an aerodynamic body sitting on a lightweight frame, an intelligent power steering system that minimizes unnecessary activation and height-adjustable suspension. The fuel savings are estimated at 10,000 gallons of diesel a year! When it comes to the inside, it looks like some kind of IKEA-designed powerboat. That is of course until you turn the “blue mode” on and make it look like a space nightclub refrigerator.