The announcement of the Tesla Semi has put a spotlight on shipping trucks and how they can be made more efficient, so the conceptual 'Trucktail' has been designed to offer enhanced aerodynamics that can be added as an aftermarket modification.
The unit works by being installed onto the rear of a shipping truck and instantly going to work to reduce the drag that is created when the vehicle is in motion. This works to ensure that the vehicle can move in a more streamlined manner to decrease the amount of time it will take for it to reach its destination.
The conceptual 'Trucktail' is the design work of Henning Marxen, and is crafted from PVC fabric that can be deflated when the vehicle isn't in motion and stored in the cabin until needed once again.
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The 'Trucktail' Increases Efficiency Using PVC Fabric
- By: Michael HemsworthDec 14, 2017