Range Energy (Range) released preliminary third-party testing results showing its technology enables up to 36.9% fuel efficiency gains (+3.25 mpg) for semi-trucks. Testing was conducted on a 25.5-mile urban/highway loop at approximately 59,000 lbs. GVW and 60 mph top speeds across multiple scenarios including stop/go and steady-speed portions.
The fuel economy testing conducted by Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions (MVTS), a company that provides testing, design and development services for the trucking industry, demonstrated meaningful progress toward rapidly reducing the emissions of the commercial trucking sector, as well as helping fleet operators meet emerging emissions reductions targets and bring down their cost-per-mile regardless of their duty cycle, Range said.
“Achieving 36.3 percent efficiency improvements proves to the trucking industry how important and overlooked trailers are to enhancing efficiency and lowering emissions for our industry,” Ali Javidan, CEO and founder, Range Energy, said. “Range is the first electrification platform to prove this level of efficiency benefit, and we anticipate these numbers will only improve as we begin testing with production quality parts versus prototype components.”