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Peterbilt showcases advanced technologies

During the annual Energy Summit and Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas (UNT), home of the PACCAR Technology Institute, Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed the SuperTruck advanced concept vehicle it is developing with Cummins Inc. through a U.S. Department of Energy program.

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Peterbilt representatives Don Vollmar, Director of Product Planning (left) and Rick Mihelic, Manager of Vehicle Performance and Engineering Analysis (right), present the advanced concept SuperTruck vehicle for U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (center) during the Energy Summit & Fair in Denton, Texas. During the annual Energy Summit and Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas (UNT), home of the PACCAR Technology Institute, Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed the SuperTruck advanced concept vehicle it is developing with Cummins Inc. through a U.S. Department of Energy program. The tractor- trailer has achieved more than 10 miles per gallon during testing. 

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“The Energy Summit & Fair is a great opportunity for us to help educate the public about the numerous and significant improvements in commercial vehicle fuel efficiency,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “It highlights the advanced, environmentally responsible systems and technologies that are engineered into today’s medium- and heavy-duty trucks.” 

Attendees at the event also had the opportunity to tour the university’s Zero Energy Research Laboratory and the PACCAR Technology Institute, an interdisciplinary research unit of UNT focused on developing alternative energy and energy efficiency of vehicles, buildings and industrial processes. 

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