Overview of Shell Starship 2.0

SHELL STARSHIP INITIATIVE – ACCELERATING TOWARDS A CARBON NEUTRAL FUTURE

Shell Starship 2.0 demonstrates how Class 8 truck sector energy usage can be reduced by leveraging today’s existing energy efficient technologies.

     

Shell Starship 2.0 on road

AN INNOVATIVE, MATERIAL STEP IN REDUCING EMISSIONS AND INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY AND FREIGHT TONNE EFFICIENCY.

At Shell Lubricant Solutions, we are passionate about staying at the forefront of technology innovation, energy efficiency, and sustainability. That’s why we have developed Shell Starship 2.0, an innovative, material step towards demonstrating how currently available technologies can reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy and freight tonne efficiency as the on-highway transport sector transitions to newer, cleaner energy sources.

Moving people and goods efficiently is vital to economic prosperity. At the same time, transport accounts for more than one quarter of the world’s total energy use and one fifth of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.

With new carbon emissions regulations on the horizon and the need for continuing advances in fuel economy, Shell Lubricant Solutions recognises that adopting a holistic approach towards improving on-highway fleet efficiencies is vital.

     

Side view of Shell Starship 2.0

THE NEXT EVOLUTION: SHELL STARSHIP 2.0

We have employed cutting-edge design and technology to engineer Shell Starship 2.0. Shell Starship 2.0 will demonstrate how these current technologies can lead to carbon reduction in road transport. Our new Shell Starship 2.0 features a new chassis and drivetrain, advanced innovative technologies, fuel saving technology and advanced lubricants, all brought together within a single design to optimise performance and efficiency.

ABOUT SHELL STARSHIP 2.0

Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic Design

  • Carbon fiber cab designed for low aerodynamic drag
  • Integrated engine heat extractors on the truck skirt
  • Automatic gap sealer provides seamless continuity between the truck and trailer
  • Full-length side skirts minimise air movement under the truck and trailer
  • Aerodynamic boat tail streamlines air flow around the trailer and reduces drag
Hyper-Fuel Efficiency

Hyper-Fuel Efficiency

  • A 5,000 watt solar panel array mounted on the trailer roof helps to charge the main battery bank and reduce engine loading from the alternator
  • A wide-based, fuel-efficient tyre setup on the truck and trailer offers reduced weight and rolling resistance for improved fuel economy
  • A new drive train configuration optimises fuel efficiency and increases torque
Enhanced Safety

Enhanced Safety

  • Stoneridge MirrorEye® Camera Monitoring System eliminates driver blind spots, provides a greater field of view, and improves safety for everyone on the road, day and night
  • Predictive-adaptive cruise control helps smooth out any variability from the driver
  • Improved stability control and Anti-lock Braking System with front, tandem and rear axle disc brakes
  • Collision mitigation system with stationary object alert
Advanced Shell Lubricant Technologies

Advanced Shell Lubricant Technologies

  • Shell Rotella T6 Ultra 5W-30, FA-4, a fully synthetic heavy-duty engine oil that reduces internal engine friction while providing superior protection
  • Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 transmission fluid
  • Shell Rotella ELC coolant
  • Shell Gadus S5 V220 2 chassis grease
  • Shell Spirax S6 GME 40 wheel hub oil

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WHAT INSPIRED SHELL STARSHIP 2.0