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Downspeeding

Battery-electric trucks are revolutionizing transportation, but various factors such as driving style can significantly impact the range and battery performance of these vehicles. Learn to ease your range anxiety and take on your transportation needs with confidence by understanding the vehicle's regenerative braking, mapping out routes, avoiding fast acceleration, and maintaining a moderate cabin temperature.

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Is Downspeeding Bad for Brakes?

Is there a connection between downsped drivetrains and increased brake wear? There shouldn’t be. Downsped fleets seeing increased brake wear are probably not letting the technology do its job, explains HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park.

Downspeeding Comes of Age

The question of how downspeeding is helping fleets save on fuel – and what's in store for the future – was the topic at a recent session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Q&A: Dana’s Steve Slesinski

We talk about some of the hottest trends in engineering drivetrain components-- including downspeeding and selecting axle ratios-- with Dana’s Steve Slesinski, who heads up product planning for the company's commercial-vehicle operation.

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