Walmart Makes WAVEs with Its Supply Trucks of the Future

By: | March 6th, 2014

Photo © Walmart

Photo © Walmart

Walmart may soon be replacing its gigantic fleet of 6,500 supply trucks with a more futuristic vehicle called the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE).

The WAVE concept truck has a “micro-turbine hybrid powertrain that can run on diesel, natural gas, biodiesel and probably other fuels still to be developed”, according to Walmart CEO Doug McMillion.

Why the WAVE is strictly an idea at the moment, it is supposed to be 20% more aerodynamic than Walmart’s fleet of trucks at present.

Features

  • Carbon fiber trailer, with massive 53-foot-long panels for sides (largest carbon fiber panels ever made)
  • Trailer weighs 4,000 lbs. less than traditional Walmart truck
  • Aerodynamic shape with centered driver’s seat
  • LCD customizable panels

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