DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt says new fuel-efficiency options for its Model 348 allow it to achieve 12% better fuel mileage than the same truck without the options.
The Peterbilt Model 348 is aimed at a wide range of specialty vocations. New options include proprietary roof fariings and aerodynamic mirrors which together direct airflow up, over and around the cab, the company claims. Packaged together, Peterbilt says the options result in a 12% decrease in fuel consumption.
“Through extensive aerodynamic evaluation, Peterbilt engineers have designed proprietary options to increase the fuel efficiency for the new Model 348,” says Landon Sproull, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “Peterbilt’s new aerodynamic options will increase fuel efficiency and can add up to $5,000 savings to a typical Model 348 customers’ bottom line.”
The new options are also available for the Model 337, Peterbilt announced. Both the Models 348 and 337 are also available in hybrid-electric configurations for even greater fuel savings.
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