All-Electric Truck

Cummins unveils electric rig ahead of Tesla

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Wed, Aug 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

While Tesla talks about its electric truck, Indiana-based Cummins introduced the AEOS, an all-electric rig capable of lugging almost 22 tons, travel a distance of 160 kilometres, and charge its battery in one hour.

A new electric powertrain is key, but it can't do it all on its own — the AEON ekes out as much range as it can through low-rolling resistance tires and regenerative braking. The company also notes that roof-mounted solar panels could cut consumption even further, and the concept features cameras instead of side mirrors to help reduce aerodynamic drag. (The latter still isn't legal under US law for passenger cars or trucks).

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