Hyliion, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, formed the Hypertruck Innovation Council, a select group of fleet, logistics and transportation industry participants that will actively support the development of Hyliion’s Hypertruck powertrain solution.
Representing more than 100,000 Class 8 commercial trucks globally, the council will collaborate with Hyliion to provide user insights in the development of the Hypertruck, the company’s electric powertrain for Class 8 commercial trucks.
“Our customers are at the core of our business. Their feedback and collaboration are crucial to the success of our hybrid solution, which has already logged millions of real-world miles. That’s why we have brought together the Hypertruck Innovation Council, a group of commercial transportation industry leaders who will be the first to test and review demonstration units of the Hypertruck ERX and whose feedback will be essential as we improve upon our technology,” Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion, said. “The council will also help us ensure that the unique and diverse needs of today’s fleets continue to be reflected in our products as Hyliion develops the next generation of industry-leading, environmentally conscious technology and powertrain solutions.”
Council members will be the first to put real-world miles on Hypertruck ERX demonstration units. They also will provide fleet and driver feedback.
“With one of the largest dedicated fleets in the U.S., Anheuser-Busch is committed to leading the industry towards zero-emissions commercial transportation by improving the sustainability of our own logistics operations,” Angie Slaughter, vice president of sustainability and logistics procurement at Anheuser-Busch, said. “The most impactful technologies come from close collaboration with experienced and innovative minds, and we’re excited to participate in the Hyliion Hypertruck Innovation Council to support the development of a transportation solution that meets the complex needs of today’s fleets while working to build a more sustainable future.”
“Now, more than ever, fleets need efficient and affordable technologies that also address broader sustainability goals,” Healy said. “Our collective strengths will help Hyliion unlock the potential for electrification technology while advancing our customers’ operations and the industry at large.”
The Hyliion Hypertruck ERX is an electric powertrain charged by natural gas for Class 8 commercial trucks.
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