Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo
The tractor will have one deep-cycle battery for electrical needs while driving. It also will have an Engine Start Module, which is an ultracapacitor used only for starting. This reduces overall weight and space requirements and ensures that the truck starts in all conditions, no matter how low the other batteries have been drained.
Combining these technologies with the proven technologies in the first- and second-generation units will add significant fuel mileage increases and lower lifetime maintenance costs.
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