Kinetic energy recovery system for HGVs could save up to 25% in fuel costs


 

Two European manufacturers have teamed up to create a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) suitable for use on HGVs. Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL have designed a hybrid system, optimised for intermodal road transport operations, that they claim can reduce fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions by up to 25%. How it works… The Adgero Hybrid System is an intelligent operation comprising two control units: one on the tractor unit and one on the trailer. During acceleration, the tractor unit […]