ACT Research: Recent Hyliion HyperTruck ERX Ride Along Underscores Fleet Decarbonization Options

ACT Research Co.
3 min readDec 15, 2022

ACT Research recently completed a Ride Along featuring Hyliion’s HyperTruck ERX, a Class 8 hybrid battery-electric and natural gas powertrain, giving ACT Research a chance to dive deeper into one of the various decarbonization options available for fleets. As one of the many Class 8 decarbonization options, ACT hoped to learn more in a hands-on review of the HyperTruck ERX and how this vehicle fits into the matrix of ACT’s forecast and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) model.

As part of the upcoming third edition of CHARGING FORWARD, a report that collects and analyzes:

1) propulsion systems evolution of battery- and fuel-cell electric, natural gas, internal hydrogen combustion, hybrid, and gasoline powertrains;

2) government regulations and subsidies; and

3) electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and gasoline supply and infrastructure;

ACT Research will be updating the TCO model of 50 unique vehicle applications around the globe through 2040. Vehicles like Hyliion’s HyperTruck ERX, and the application solution they address, will be examined to forecast the key considerations and adoption of different powertrains based on a bottoms-up approach of ACT’s model.

“We’ve really spent a considerable amount of time looking at the regulatory landscape to understand how policies and regulations will impact ZEV adoption. Everything from ZEV mandates and NOx emissions regulations to relaxing weight penalties and local air quality rules. Regulatory impacts are built into our TCO model, and we’ve made it easy for our clients to factor in their own subsidies and incentives,” remarked Lydia Vieth, ACT’s Research Analyst, Electrification & Autonomy. “This means ACT is able to give our clients not only decarbonization adoption rates for 50 working applications of Classes 4–8 vehicles, but a complete understanding of the factors and circumstances driving those adoption rates around the world.”

You can watch the Ride Along HERE to learn more about Hyliion’s HyperTruck ERX or ACT’s decarbonization forecast.

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at

ACT’s 68th Seminar is scheduled for February 21–23, 2023. The focus will be the continuous development of decarbonization and technological advancement in on-highway transportation. Each event ACT shares its best-in-class data and forecast in presentations while featuring guest speakers to expand upon topics of interest for the benefit of attendees. More information about Seminar 68 DRIVING DECARBONIZATION: THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES is forthcoming. Click HERE to register now.

With numerous technology applications and a current lack of mass adoption, the path to understanding the autonomous technology horizon is quality economic modeling. ACT Research, the gold standard in market data, forecasting, and total-cost-of-ownership development for the commercial vehicle market, has developed DRIVING AUTOMATION, a report aggregating relevant market information, diving deep into autonomous models, and presenting a technology adoption rate forecast over a 20-year horizon. To learn more about DRIVING AUTOMATION, click HERE.

For businesses working to understand the future of decarbonized powertrains across Classes 4–8 vehicles, ACT Research is continuing to develop and report groundbreaking analyses of various propulsion systems’ evolution of battery and fuel cell electric and hydrogen internal combustion, government regulations and subsidies, electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and gasoline supply, and infrastructure as well as a TCO model of 50 unique vehicle applications across North America, Europe, and China through 2040. To join ACT Research in this effort as we work to develop our third edition of CHARGING FORWARD, a decarbonization forecast thru 2040, and to learn more, click HERE.

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