Mar 06, 2014 • By

Walmart’s big rig of tomorrow

Walmart turned some heads on the web this week with photos of a futuristic semi-truck and trailer.

Check it out!


We spotted the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) concept truck in a post titled “The future of fleet efficiency,” on the Walmart blog. We wanted to highlight for you here, because we share our customers’ interest in sustainable trucking solutions.

While you may never actually see this particular truck bringing products – including some of ours – to a store near you, its development does provide a glimpse at emerging technologies that might one day rule the road for distribution fleets in all industries.

What’s so special about it?

The tractor has advanced aerodynamics and a microturbine-hybrid powertrain that can run on diesel, natural gas, biodiesel and possibly other fuels not yet available.

And the trailer is made almost exclusively with carbon fiber, saving around two tons, which means it can carry more freight.

You can learn more about the WAVE truck in this video.


Editor’s note: Photos courtesy of Walmart.