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Cummins - Peterbilt SuperTruck uses Leece-Neville AVi160 - 240 amp alternator

Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR  (Nasdaq: PCAR),  and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), 

announced  last year that the latest version of their SuperTruck demonstration tractor-trailer achieved 10.7 mpg 

last month under real-world driving conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

           Class 8 Peterbilt Model 579 :    Cummins ISX15 engine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                avi160-240amp Leece-Neville

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We are proud to be part of this endeavor, as our 240 amp  AVi160  alternator is being utilized on this advanced vehicle system.

From the press release:   

                                                                               

          Developing a  truck that could meet or exceed 10 mpg when fully loaded was considered unlikely, 

if not impossible, just a few years back, with most trucks averaging between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg.

However, with   advances in engines, aerodynamics and more, 

SuperTruck has proven that 10 mpg is attainable.SuperTruck averaged a 75 percent increase in fuel economy, 

a 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and an 86 percent gain in freight efficiency in 24-hour,

head-to-head testing against a 2009 baseline truck -all significant improvements.

The Class 8 Peterbilt Model 579, powered by a Cummins ISX15 engine, achieved 10.7 mpg during testing 

last month between Denton, Texas, and Vernon, Texas.  The 312-mile route was the same one used two

years ago, when the first version of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck averaged just under 10 mpg. 

The testing in both instances was conducted on a round-trip basis, to negate any wind advantage that might 

have been gained by traveling one way, and each tractor-trailer had a combined gross weight of 65,000 lb 

running at 64 mph.  A longer, 500-mile route between Denton and Memphis,  Texas, was also used to 

demonstrate the vehicle's fuel-efficiency improvement over a 24-hour test cycle.

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Submitted by kflack on 6 February, 2015.

We like to thank kflack over at Leece Neville on this article. These are impressive stats.

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