Short hauls

Fuel sav­ings claim

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

MAN has pre­sented a truck de­sign at the IAA com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle show in Hanover that could re­duce fuel con­sump­tion. The Ger­man brand says its Con­cept S de­sign study (be­low) could slash emis­sions by 25 per cent, which would also mean lower fuel bills. MAN says the stream­lined de­sign of its prime mover ‘‘dif­fers rad­i­cally from to­day’s typ­i­cally cube-shaped trucks’’. MAN says the prob­lem with the Con­cept S is it is longer than ex­ist­ing prime-movers and that would mean less room for freight in coun­tries that have strict length re­stric­tions. It says that such rules would need to be al­tered if aero­dy­namic truck de­signs are to be in­tro­duced.

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