Suppliers See Opportunities with Electric Trucks

Date: December 6, 2018
Source: Transport Topics Magazine

Developers of aerodynamic and other equipment that helps fleets curtail fuel use in diesel-powered trucks say they see similar opportunities with electrified vehicles.

“With an electric vehicle, you can extend your range by making the vehicle more efficient or adding more batteries. It is cheaper to streamline the truck than it is to add batteries to it,” Kyle Walker, FlowBelow Aero Inc. vice president of engineering, told Transport Topics.

FlowBelow makes wheel covers and tandem fairings for trucks that work together as a complete aerodynamic system.

“There will be pressure on us to reduce the weight over time using lighter materials,” Walker said. “Some, we are already looking at.”… To continue reading, CLICK HERE.

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