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Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks could achieve a reduction in average new truck fuel consumption of at least 40 percent by 2025 from 2010 levels, according to a fact sheet by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and four other groups. The EPA … Read more »

SuperTruck on Display

The Energy Department is displaying an 18-wheeler truck that is meant to exceed baseline energy use by 50 percent by 2015. The SuperTruck on display, developed by heavy-duty manufacturers Cummins and Peterbilt, has exceeded this goal. Since 2010, the truck has demonstrated a 20 percent increase in engine efficiency and … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Cummins, Peterbilt Motors Company, Honda, Toyota, BYD

Cummins and Peterbilt Motors Company have released test results showing their demonstration SuperTruck (pictured) with a higher-efficiency engine and an aerodynamic tractor-trailer achieved a 54 percent increase in fuel economy, averaging about 10 mpg under real-world driving conditions. The companies say standard long-haul trucks typically achieve between 5.5 and 6.5 … Read more »

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