Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience Concept Truck
New Eagle is excited to have been chosen as a partner to design and create a new Concept Truck by Walmart. The futuristic truck was recently showcased at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. New Eagle’s engineering team developed the hybrid control system software and assisted in the electrical design and integration for the Walmart Concept Truck, which is a tractor-trailer combination featuring leading-edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package. Walmart describes this Truck as part of the “Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience” and was developed in support of the company’s industry-leading sustainability program.
The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck is the latest in our fleet efficiency program. The one-of-a-kind prototype offers a whole package of firsts. The tractor has very advanced aerodynamics and is powered by a prototype advanced turbine-powered, range-extending series hybrid powertrain. The trailer is made almost exclusively with carbon fiber, saving around 4,000 pounds which can then be used to carry more freight.
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