From the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
This student team from Carnegie Mellon University who formed startup Hyliion have developed an add-on hybrid module for tractor-trailers which can reduce fuel consumption by 30%. If fully implemented, their invention could help commercial trucks hauling goods use less #fuel, which could lead to savings for#consumers. We recently recognized these innovators with the Energy Department Clean Tech Prize at theRice Business Plan Competition in #Houston. Hyliion took home a total of $162,000 in prizes and punched their ticket to our fourth annual National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition this #summer in Washington, D.C. Learn about this student start-up and the national competition: http://go.usa.gov/3ZNWY.