Entries Tagged as HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

April Question of the Month - Answered!

April 26, 2017

Question of the Month: How can I compare the energy content of alternative fuels and gasoline or diesel? What implications does this have for overall fuel and vehicle comparisons? 

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October Question of the Month: What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?

October 21, 2016

Answer:

Heavy-duty vehicle idling, or running a vehicle’s engine while it is not in motion, occurs for a number of reasons, including temperature control during required rest stops, powering electronic equipment, and to avoid cold starting the vehicle. According to Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), more than 6 billion gallons of diesel and gasoline fuel are wasted by vehicle engine idling—with half from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles alone. 

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