Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) are now offering purchasers of the Freightliner Cascadia an optional aero pack that could cut fuel bills by a significant 5%.
The packs, not yet confirmed for the Australian version of the big-selling truck, include things like more aerodynamic mirrors, integrated antennas, low rolling resistance tyres, and wind deflectors.
In total, operators can expect to see fuel economy improvements of up to about 5%.
That comes on top of overall fuel savings (in North America) for the Cascadia of more than 30% since the Freightliner Cascadia was launched in 2007.
“These new aero enhancements are all about moving air more efficiently around or over the vehicle rather than under or through it,” – Clint LePreze, Freightliner North America’s on highway marketing manager.
“We are closing all the little gaps that individually might not seem like a lot, but you close up a bunch of small things and they you add up to quite a bit.”
The Freightliner Cascadia is currently undergoing an extensive local testing program (details here) and is expected to hit the Aussie market in 2020.
We’ll keep you updated with further info on the new truck, including aero package availability, as additional info comes to hand.
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