Government, Business, Fuel

SuperTruck 3 Pushes for Electrification of Freight Trucks

Volvo truck charging Volvo Trucks

The Department of Energy intends to provide up to $100 million in funding to push for the electrification of freight trucks of all sizes as part of its new SuperTruck 3 program.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

Navistar Inc.

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Paccar Team of Kenworth, DAF Funded for SuperTruck II Research

The Kenworth Truck Co. and European DAF Trucks brands of Paccar Inc. have been selected as the fifth team to participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II research program, the government agency announced Aug. 30.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2017
Business, Autonomous

Truck OEMs Tout Their SuperTruck Improvements

Evan Lockridge for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck makers said they continue to reap huge benefits from the SuperTruck program, adding significant technology advances to their production models.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 6, 2017
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Unveils SuperTruck at DOE, Joins Stage 2 of Research Project

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks North America unveiled its version of SuperTruck for inspection by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, with the modified VNL 670 highway tractor demonstrating an 88% gain in freight efficiency and an extra 70% in fuel economy.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Shows Off SuperTruck Entry to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks North America unveiled its version of SuperTruck for inspection here by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Sept. 13, saying its VNL 670 highway tractor demonstrates an 88% gain in freight efficiency and an extra 70% in fuel efficiency.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2016
Business, Autonomous

DOE Launches SuperTruck II to Go Beyond New GHG Rule

TT File Photo

The Department of Energy announced its SuperTruck II initiative to more than double the freight efficiency of Class 8 trucks and go beyond provisions in the new federal Phase 2 greenhouse-gas emissions rule affecting heavy- and medium-duty trucks, as well as trailers.

August 17, 2016
Business, Autonomous

DOE Debuts 2nd Phase of SuperTruck

Evan Lockridge for Transport Topics

In its effort to continue to enhance energy efficiency across the trucking industry, the Department of Energy announced a second phase of its popular SuperTruck program.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2016
Business, Autonomous

‘SuperTruck’ Program on Track to Meet Fuel-Economy Goals, Report Finds

Cummins Inc.

The research and development project sponsored by the Department of Energy known as “SuperTruck” is on track to meet the goal of 10-plus miles-per-gallon average tractor-trailer fuel economy, according to a new report.

June 12, 2014