Peterbilt Demonstrated Advanced Technology & Innovation at CES with SuperTruck II
Denton, TX,… Peterbilt displayed its SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle at the recent CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The SuperTruck II program was initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve long-haul Class 8 vehicle freight ton efficiency by 100%. The Peterbilt SuperTruck II, unveiled in 2022, features an innovative, aerodynamic shape with a center drive position that improves overall visibility, a right-hand entry stand-up door, pop-out windows, cameras in place of mirrors and custom tires and wheels. Peterbilt’s SuperTruck II far exceeded the program goals with a 132% improvement.
The program focused on advanced and highly efficient powertrain systems and vehicle technologies to meet progressive emissions and Class 8 tractor-trailer vehicle safety and regulatory requirements that influence freight efficiency. As a result, other Peterbilt SuperTruck II features included a mild hybrid powertrain, a waste heat recovery system and a lightweight chassis for improved fuel economy. The split-level integral cab and sleeper features a large, wrap-around dash, 15. digital dash display for virtual gauges and critical vehicle data, an additional display for HVAC, infotainment and navigation controls, an articulated seat that rotates left and right and a pull-out desk.
“SuperTruck II represents Peterbilt's commitment to advancing technology and driving innovation,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We’re excited to leverage our success and insights from this program to enhance our product offerings and to strategically shape future product development initiatives to meet the needs of our customers."
To learn more about Purposeful Innovation at Peterbilt visit https://www.peterbilt.com/why.peterbilt/purposeful-innovation.