Is it a Bird, Is It a Plane?

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Drivers on the Pacific Highway were last week asking them selves, is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s the Volvo Super Fuel Truck, a test bed to trial as many fuel saving technologies as possible in one vehicle.

Diesel News drove the truck from Sydney to Brisbane last week to see just how well it performs. Catch the full story in an upcoming edition of Diesel Magazine.

According to Volvo, under testing, the Australian trials of the Volvo Fuel Super Truck showed a gain in fuel efficiency of 20 per cent over the base line FH16.

The Volvo Fuel Super Truck is also equipped with the innovative drivetrain and aerodynamics technology. It was designed around a FH16 B-double by a group of engineers at Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT) based in Wacol, Queensland, with support from the Volvo GTT network in Sweden. 

“Nearly two years in the making, this truck is a testament to Australian ingenuity and engineering skill, along with the great benefits gained from the partnership of Swedish and local engineering teams,” said Clive Jones, Vice President Sales Volvo Trucks Australia. 

“In addition to engineering developments in the driveline and aerodynamics, other concept trucks have been single trailer vehicles, whereas the Volvo Fuel Super Truck is first B-double concept truck in the world. 

“We look forward to introducing the Volvo Fuel Super truck to customers around Australia over the coming weeks and months, and to updating the industry on further exciting developments we are making in the fuel efficiency space.” 


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