TNI || New Delhi || 2nd Nov 2021
The US Department of Energy has confirmed that it will be spending $127 million for the next five years to make an advancement in the commercial truck electrification technology by way of its SuperTruck 3 program.
The first initiative was launched by DOE in 2009 to improve heavy-duty truck efficiency by 50%. The second iteration which was called SuperTruck 2, was rolled out to double the fuel efficiency for 18 wheeler trucks.
These projects are still under works, and the recent achievement of 55% brake thermal efficiency is considered a significant milestone under them.
Unlike the first two, SuperTruck 3 will focus solely on electrification and would add a medium-duty range to the existing heavy-duty trucks.
The project will provide funding for vehicle manufacturers to pioneer medium and heavy electrified trucks to achieve higher efficiency and zero emissions.
The funding through the program will be subject to appropriations.