Echo: It’s A SuperTruck!
Last week, you’ll remember, we were cautious about gas prices. Since then, President Obama proposed a goal to get trucks completely off oil to avoid that worry over fuel prices. And, around the same time, the SuperTruck happened.
The SuperTruck, a collaboration between Cummins Inc. and Peterbuilt, tested to have a 54 percent increase in fuel economy in real world driving conditions. While the average truck gets between 5.5 and 6.5 miles per gallon, the SuperTruck gets 9.9.
That could mean a savings of $25,000 a year in fuel costs, according to an article on the Successful Dealer website.
The truck is still in the testing phase.