The Cummins AEOS is essentially an all-electric Class 7 semi designed to haul cargo over short distances. It was developed in partnership with Roush Industries, equipped with a 140 kWh battery, and has a range of approximately 100 miles (161 km). Best of all, the battery only takes about 1-hour to be fully recharged. Production is set to begin in 2019, with the ultimate goal of supplying the battery and powertrain to other auto manufacturers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Since range anxiety continues to exist, the semi was designed to accommodate a range-extending B4.5 or B6.7 engine. Cummins says this provides a major advantage over today’s hybrid systems” as ‘these engine options offer 50 percent fuel savings compared to today’s diesel hybrids with zero emissions. Besides the eco-friendly powertrain, the AEOS features aerodynamic styling and low-rolling resistance tires. The concept also has a regenerative braking system and cameras which replace the traditional side mirrors,” reports Car Scoops.