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Fuel Efficiency

Truck makers and electric fleet pioneers laid out real-world lessons learned as electric trucks begin to move out of infancy and into wide-scale operations at TMC.

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DOE SuperTruck 3 to Focus on Truck Electrification

The Department of Energy's SuperTruck 3 program will provide funding for research and development of electric and fuel-cell trucks, including a broader range of vehicles than the tractor-trailers in the first two programs.

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

As we head into 2020, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her top takeaways from 2019 on the trends affecting trucking.

Toyota to Provide EVs, Autonomous Vehicles for 2020 Tokyo Games

The fleet will feature about 500 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and 850 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and showcase Toyota’s new models and concepts, such as the Toyota concept-i, which will demonstrate Level 4 autonomous driving around Olympic venues.

EPA Adds SmartWay Day Cab Program, Revises Retread Tire Specs

The Environmental Protection Agency is making some changes to its SmartWay program that offers information on verified fuel-efficient technologies. Day cabs are now eligible for the SmartWay designation, and research into fuel-efficient retreads will result in changes to how those products are classified.

Focus On: Hyliion's Hybrid System On the Road [Video]

Hyliion's hybrid system adds an electric motor to the non-driven axle of a 6x2 setup. The system helps trucks in the least efficient situations, such as under acceleration and up hills. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded truck with Hyliion’s system and gives his initial thoughts on how it operates.

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