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Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins goes electric with new truck ahead of Tesla Semi unveil


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Aug 9, 2010
Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins goes electric with new truck ahead of Tesla Semi unveil

Without too much fanfare, Cummins unveiled the truck called AEOS.
The company referred to the vehicle as “a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor”:

We are talking about a 18,000-lbs truck with a maximum payload capacity of 44,000 lbs
with a range of 100 miles on a single charge enabled by a surprisingly small 140 kWh battery pack.

the vehicle comes with an optional diesel range extender to add 200 miles of range
for a total of 300 miles on a charge plus full tank.



Active Member
Sep 27, 2016
Bainbridge Island, WA
If it's so efficient, I wonder why microturbine technology has not been used for trains?
What kind of fuel is required?
Too small for trains
US trains are diesel electric [diesel generators that run electric motors] and most European trains are all electric [overhead wires], right?

My post lists the fuels you can use in a wrightspeed hybrid. Most anything that burns, it is a turbine.

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