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Fuel Savings Potential and Costs Considerations for US Class 8 Heavy Duty Trucks through Resistance

This report explores options for greater fuel efficiency in heavy duty commercial trucks. Strategies explored include changes to driving resistance, fuel technology, engine technology, and driver skills. The authors find that significant fuel efficiencies could be gained through technological and skill improvements. The authors also compared urban and highway driving, and their effects on efficiency improvements.

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Date Of Record Release 2006-01-23 19:50:19
Description This report explores options for greater fuel efficiency in heavy duty commercial trucks. Strategies explored include changes to driving resistance, fuel technology, engine technology, and driver skills. The authors find that significant fuel efficiencies could be gained through technological and skill improvements. The authors also compared urban and highway driving, and their effects on efficiency improvements.
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Date Issued 1999-01-11
Subject
Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Keyword Fuel economy; Fuel cell technology; Diesel
Selector Conlin
Date Of Record Creation 2004-03-17 12:14:20
Date Last Modified 2011-01-27 15:58:59
Creator Muster, Tobias
Language EN
Date Record Checked: 1999-11-30 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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