Supertruck of the future looks like a bullet train and features a hybrid system

  • The bullet train aerodynamic design helps reduce drag by 48%
  • Comes with a futuristic interior cabin
  • Featuring a central driver seat and two displays connected to digital side mirrors

Published on May 22, 2024 at 3:42 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on May 23, 2024 at 3:28 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

It seems even truck manufacturers are also moving ahead with the times; the best example is the new Kenworth SuperTruck 2.

The eco-friendly truck semi was created as part of a Department of Energy program.

The futuristic SuperTruck 2 looks more like a bullet train than a semi.

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The Kenworth SuperTruck 2 pushes the limits in reducing aerodynamic drag, thanks to the streamlined design and fully enclosed wheels.

The truck’s bullet train aerodynamic design helps reduce drag by 48%.

The design of the SuperTruck 2 is quite similar to the Tesla Semi, although more aerodynamic.

While it may not be as fast as a supercar, the SuperTruck 2 features a very powerful hybrid engine.

Powered by a PACCAR MX-11 engine, the truck produces 440 hp.

It also features a 48V mild hybrid system that uses next-generation lithium-ion batteries.

Now that a very powerful semi-truck.

As for the interior of the SuperTruck, it is also quite advanced.

It comes with a central driver seat and two displays connected to digital side mirrors.

There’s also a 15-inch digital instrument cluster, which provides advanced driver notifications, a configurable layout, and user-friendly menus.

The best part is yet to come though.

Behind the SuperTruck cockpit, there is also a sleeping area that features a sofa and a wall-mounted bed.

In terms of comfort, it might be even better than this custom truck interior, which looks like a big mattress.

The sleeping area also has a movable table and rear air vents.

Plus the hybrid system allows the drivers to catch some shuteye even when the engine’s off.

However, the SuperTruck 2 is diesel-powered.

Fortunately, according to the company, it can be designed to accommodate fuel cells, hydrogen tanks, and natural gas tanks.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.