Introduction to the Shell Rotella Starship artic combination17 May 2018

On 18 May, Shell's concept diesel tractor-trailer combination, developed with designer AirFlow, begins a coast-to-coast road trip across the USA.

The vehicle’s aerodynamic features include: a full carbon-fibre cab; active grill shutters, which open and close to adjust air flow; and boat tail.

It also has a hybrid electric axle system, to boost power on uphill gradients; a customised automatic tyre inflation system; and a 5,000W solar array to charge and store power for electrical components.

Its diesel engine uses FA-4 low-viscosity lubricant, covered in a feature in the June issue of Transport Engineer magazine.

The video was published by US transport vlogger LoShawn Parks, whose channel Trucking with LoShawn Parks is available via

Will Dalrymple

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