Hyliion Unveils Revolutionary Fuel Agnostic Hypertruck Karno™ at Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, Including Hydrogen
Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) (“Hyliion”), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial semi-trucks, announced the unveiling of its groundbreaking Hypertruck KARNO demonstration vehicle at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (“ACT”) in Anaheim, California on May 2, 2023. The featured semi-truck employs a first-of-its-kind electric range extender powertrain that can be refueled with both hydrogen and natural gas.
Thomas Healy, Founder and CEO of Hyliion, said:
At Hyliion, we are delivering practical solutions that cater to fleets’ current needs while continually developing cutting-edge products that seize the opportunities of tomorrow.
“While our focus remains on the 2023 production launch of the Hypertruck ERX™, a renewable natural gas electric range extender powertrain, we are also developing the Hypertruck KARNO as part of our transition to offer fleets fuel flexibility,” Healy added.
The KARNO generator is expected to show an improvement in fuel efficiency and a significantly lower emissions profile versus conventional generators. It will also be capable of operating on over 20 different fuels including hydrogen, natural gas, propane, ammonia and conventional fuels.
Hyliion acquired the KARNO generator technology from GE Additive last August to provide a next-generation generator for integration into its powertrain platform and to be used for distributed grid stationary power applications. The KARNO technology is a linear motor heat generator that leverages advanced 3D metal printed components and proprietary flameless oxidation technology to produce clean electricity.
In ACT booth 6327, Hyliion will display the Hypertruck KARNO demo truck and offer comprehensive technology overviews. Additionally, Hyliion will feature the Hypertruck ERX powertrain solution as part of the expo’s ride & drive experience. Both the Hypertruck ERX system and Hypertruck KARNO leverage Hyliion’s state-of-the-art electric powertrain but offer distinct onboard power generation technologies.
The exhibited Hypertruck KARNO vehicle is intended for product demonstration at ACT Expo and will be subsequently used for continued development, testing and validation. This vehicle underscores Hyliion’s commitment to a net-carbon-negative global commercial transportation industry.
Hyliion’s mission is to reduce the carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Class 8 commercial trucks by being a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions. Leveraging advanced software algorithms and data analytics capabilities, Hyliion offers fleets an easy, efficient system to decrease fuel and operating expenses while seamlessly integrating with their existing fleet operations.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hyliion designs, develops, and sells electrified powertrain solutions that are designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial trucks, with the goal of transforming the commercial transportation industry’s environmental impact at scale. For more information, visit www.hyliion.com.