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Old 11-02-2008, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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M&S amongst others are starting to use new trailers that they claim reduce MPG by 10%...

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Old 11-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. Just wondering why they don't cover some of the wheels?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Very good point. I've also wondered why trailers don't include some form of hybrid system... If you think about the amount of energy it takes to stop a 40 tonne truck, it must make sence to find some way of storing it.
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Very good point. I've also wondered why trailers don't include some form of hybrid system... If you think about the amount of energy it takes to stop a 40 tonne truck, it must make sence to find some way of storing it.
That would make sense. But probably only for local delivery trucks. Long haul semi's don't stop very often. UPS is testing a couple of trucks with a new hydraulic hybrid technology. Sounds like the way to go on something that size. A motor/battery pack big enough to move one of those would cost a fortune.
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So it's no Colani... but I don't think anyone was expecting Colani's design to hit the streets mainstream...


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Now that's the basjoos of semi's.
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That would make sense. But probably only for local delivery trucks. Long haul semi's don't stop very often. UPS is testing a couple of trucks with a new hydraulic hybrid technology. Sounds like the way to go on something that size. A motor/battery pack big enough to move one of those would cost a fortune.
I think in the Uk/Europe the road systems generally tend to be smaller in scale and are probably more congested. Even Artics delivering to a super market from a regional depot will have to drive into town. I think there are reasonable savings to be made.

(for Artic see Semi, as in Articulated)

Remember 1% on a Trucks fuel bill is more than 1% in a car...

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I hope they sell all they can produce and then expand to larger manufacturing facilities paid for in cash from their profits.Finally someone's pulled their head out of their a-- and is manufacturing something worth pulling.------------ Once owner/operators have digested the roofline,they can go for plan-taper and add a tadpole trailer to fill in the wake.Did anyone mention 13-mpg?

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