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TRUCKS of the FUTURE will look like this ? The new Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) concept truck has been designed to test new technologies and is powered by a “prototype turbine-powered range-extending series hybrid powertrain.” According to

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TRUCKS of the FUTURE will look like this ? The new Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) concept truck has been designed to test new technologies and is powered by a “prototype turbine-powered range-extending series hybrid powertrain.” According to a statement from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, it can run on diesel fuel, natural gas, biodiesel, “and probably other fuels still to be developed.” The truck still has a standard battery pack and electric motor, but specs are unknown at this point. The futuristic streamlined design features sliding doors, upswept windows, and camera mirrors. All wheels are covered in aero panels, and the driver has a central driving position. It also incorporates 53 foot single piece carbon fibre panels in the trailer to significantly reduce weight -- the first time panels of this size have been manufactured. The WAVE project is part of Walmart’s efforts to green up its fleet operations and move toward using 100 percent renewable energy.