Category Archives: On The Road

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Kenworth Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT)

This Kenworth T680 daycab uses lithium-ion batteries to power a dual-rotor electric motor, driving the rear tandem axle through a 4-speed automated transmission. The batteries are recharged by the fuel cell – in this case hydrogen – to provide sufficient range for a full day in regional haul applications with zero emissions.

what happens when these tires fail?

All tires can fail if not properly inspected and maintained, even the new “super singles.” And they will fail. It’s not a question of if, but when. This is one of the “problems” highlighted by going from two wheels to one. When the inevitable “blowout” occurs, those semi-trucks with the new configuration will no longer…
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