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Comparison of fuel consumption and emissions for representative heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to conduct track and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the...
Published 2018.04.08: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicle diesel engine efficiency evaluation and energy audit

A main input for vehicle efficiency simulation tools is a fuel consumption map that characterizes the efficiency of the engine at its various operational points. This work provides a complete engine...
Published 2014.12.10: Publication

Evaluating air carrier fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions in the U.S. airline industry

In light of volatile fuel prices, rising concern over climate change, and the global economic importance of aviation, developing the capability to evaluate airline fuel efficiency is critical. Policy...
Published 2013.09.10: Publication

Barriers to adoption of fuel-efficiency technologies in the North American on-road freight sector

This study paves new ground in its diverse, expansive coverage of the Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer fleet. Using phone, focus group, and on-line survey methods, the authors interviewed nearly 1,900...
Published 2013.07.29: Publication

Assessment of shipping’s efficiency using satellite AIS data

International shipping is commonly considered the most efficient and lowest-carbon transport mode, and is also seen as having significant potential remaining to reduce emissions still further. This...
Published 2013.04.09: Publication

Market barriers to increased efficiency in the European on-road freight sector

There are several technical and operational measures available to improve the fuel efficiency of truck fleets, but many of these measures are currently not universally implemented. Even cost-...
Published 2012.11.21: Publication

Reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance from heavy-duty trucks

This report summarizes the commercial technologies available in the U.S. and Europe that can be used to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy freight trucks by reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling...
Published 2012.10.15: Publication

Evaluation of fuel efficiency improvements in the HDV sector from improved trailer and tire designs

The ICCT and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to carry out tests of...
Published 2012.06.15: Publication