Further Fuel Efficiency Gains for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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Major opportunities are available to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles beyond the technologies needed to meet the standards in place for model years 2014 to 2018. We evaluate fuel-saving technologies now available or under development for three major classes of heavy-duty vehicles: tractor trucks; vocational vehicles; and heavy-duty pickups and vans. We find that adoption of these technologies could reduce new heavy-duty vehicles’ fuel consumption by 26% and yield oil savings of more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day in 2035 beyond the benefits accrued by the standards already in place.

Further Fuel Efficiency Gains for Heavy-Duty Vehicles