Focus On… Daimler’s Super Truck
A Glimpse Into the Future
How efficient can trucks really get? The answer may lie in the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program. In 2010, that agency made available nearly $300 million to truck and engine makers to explore technology that would improve fuel economy and freight efficiency. Daimler Trucks North America received a grant of $40 million, and made a similar investment in a five-year research project that became the Daimler SuperTruck.