Hyliion, like all of those in the vehicle and transport industries, is concerned with fuel economy. Lately, the company has been creating systems to improve the fuel economy of its class 8 tractors. The tractors can store kinesthetic energy that the vehicle puts out, for example, when going downhill, which is then stored in a battery for later use. Another novel change implemented by Hyliion has been the addition of an electric motor to the non-driven axel of the vehicle’s 6×2 setup. This motor provides the vehicle with a burst of energy when accelerating, or when going uphill, thereby creating greater fuel efficiency.
- Hyliion has developed a unique way to improve the fuel economy for it’s class 8 tractors.
- Hyliion’s new system adds an electric motor to the tractor’s non-driven axel on a 6×2 setup.
- The motor gives the vehicle a power boost when either accelerating or going uphill, thereby improving efficiency.
“Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded Freightliner Cascadia with Hyliion’s system in a demonstration and gives his intial thoughts on how it feels.”