@Navistar has unveiled its innovative SuperTruck demonstration vehicle,
CatalIST, which achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 104 percent compared to the control vehicle,
exceeding the improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program. In addition, the Navistar vehicle has achieved fuel efficiency of 13 miles per gallon and demonstrated 50.3 percent brake thermal efficiency and a path toward 55 percent BTE.
The last three letters of the vehicle’s name, the CatalIST, stand for “International SuperTruck,” referencing the company’s International commercial truck brand. The “CatalIST” concept underscores the company’s conviction that the innovations achieved through the program will serve as the catalyst for significant improvements in future commercial vehicles.
“The CatalIST’s significant improvements in freight efficiency, achieved with the support of DOE’s SuperTruck program, demonstrate tremendous potential for reduction in the trucking industry’s consumption of energy,” said Mark Stasell, vice president of product development. “In addition, a number of the technology innovations we have achieved through the program are already being implemented in production vehicles today.” …(read more)
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