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Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?
Green Car Reports via autos.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Mar 3, 2014 | Stephen Edelstein

Posted on 03/03/2014 12:37:37 PM PST by posterchild

Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners' bottom lines.

That's why Walmart is getting into the truck-design business with the WAVE--Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience--concept.

With its aerodynamic cab, the WAVE certainly doesn't look like any other large truck currently on U.S. roads.

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: energy; trucking; walmart
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 12:37:37 PM PST by posterchild
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Looks like every other truck of the future I’ve seen over the past 30 years.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 12:40:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: posterchild

Cool! I’ll be looking for one.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 12:40:20 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: cripplecreek

But is it nuclear powered? ;-)


4 posted on 03/03/2014 12:42:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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5 posted on 03/03/2014 12:43:26 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: posterchild
Looks sort of like a big hornet

The eyes I mean

6 posted on 03/03/2014 12:43:43 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: posterchild

An increase in fuel efficiency of 35% would be a great cost savings for them.

7 posted on 03/03/2014 12:45:08 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: SamAdams76

Where is the driver supposed to hide the lot lizards?


8 posted on 03/03/2014 12:54:32 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason)
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To: posterchild

Looks nice except for when the driver wants to have a conversation with a passenger.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 12:55:31 PM PST by fso301
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To: Army Air Corps

Its going to have to be. Modern trucks are already riding the knife edge between fuel efficiency and cost effectiveness. One has to give to increase the other.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 12:56:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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11 posted on 03/03/2014 12:59:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: posterchild
It's an ultra modern cab-over with a big toe in the front?

Driver will be the first to arrive on the scene of an accident...

12 posted on 03/03/2014 1:00:41 PM PST by BlueDragon (Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.Proverbs 29:18)
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To: posterchild

Pretty Cool Looking
With a 'Prius Catcher' too!

13 posted on 03/03/2014 1:02:17 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: cripplecreek

I can see a weekly TV show - Super Truck! The weekly tales of a nuclear-powered semi and its driver who solves murder mysteries and fights crime while haulin’ his load.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 1:02:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

“lot lizards”

LOL!


15 posted on 03/03/2014 1:02:32 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SamAdams76

Kinda funky. It has a space pod vibe.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 1:03:01 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SamAdams76

Looks like a semi ran over a Veyron.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 1:06:36 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Darksheare

Perhaps the inspiration for a Knight Rider-ish weekly TV show.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 1:07:34 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: posterchild
I have long wondered why semi trucks were not more aerodynamically designed. I have see fairings on the top of the cab to apparently reduce air turbulence in the area between the top of the cab and the trailer, but the front on the truck always seems to be a flat surface. I remember that experiments in the 1930s with making the front of steam locomotives more streamlined failed to produce any significant improvements, but with today's computer assisted designs could a truck like the WAVE become more common?
19 posted on 03/03/2014 1:08:33 PM PST by The Great RJ
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20 posted on 03/03/2014 1:10:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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