Outline- The rationale for Walmart’s Hybrid Futuristic Trucks Project
Executive summary- Summarizes the main ideas of the paper; describes the project, its connection to
the mission and vision of the company and benefits of the same.
Contents- Shows the topical outline of the paper and the corresponding pages of the same.
Description of Walmart’s hybrid project- Describes the inception and implementation of the project,
describing the technological advances incorporated.
Walmart- Mission, Vision, Values, and its Connection to the Project- Describes the Mission, Vision and
Values as elaborated in the company’s website and shows how the same is connected to the hybrid
Financial And other justifications- Shows financial growth, and the role that the project had on this
growth from 2009 to 2015.
Conclusion- Summarizes all sections of the rational.
Running head: THE RATIONALE FOR WALMART’S HYBRID FUTURISTIC TRUCKS
The rationale for Walmart’s Hybrid Futuristic Trucks Project
THE RATIONALE FOR WALMART’S HYBRID FUTURISTIC TRUCKS PROJECT
Walmart, the most successful retailer in US history, announced in February 2009
its plan of developing a hybrid diesel-electric fleet of trucks, in an attempt to achieve efficiency.
The company already surpassed its target of achieving 25% efficiency in the three years
preceding 2009 ("Walmart Debuts Futuristic Truck", 2019). The project, incorporating a fleet of
34 hybrid cars, was set to be tested in 2009 although the development of the same occurred in
2014. The first truck developed was showcased in March 2014, with reported advancements that
surpassed the 2009 technological goals. The truck consisted of a carbon fiber tractor-trailer
combination that saved on 4,000 pounds in weight, aerodynamics that reduced aerodynamic drag
by 20%, turbine power with fuel neutral capability and very low emissions. This truck is
responsible for 84% improvement in fuel efficiency through lighter weight, reduced fuel
consumption and maintenance costs of the fleet. The overall resul...