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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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Question of the Month: What are the Current and Future Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

September 29, 2016

Question: What are the current and future medium and heavy-duty vehicle standards? We have the answer!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (collectively, HDVs) are expected to surpass light-duty vehicle (LDV) emissions by 2030. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish fuel efficiency standards for HDVs.

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Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

August 22, 2016

Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

Answer:

 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in the United States. In 1975, Congress enacted the Energy Conservation and Policy Act, which directed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The goal of the CAFE program is to reduce national energy consumption through fuel economy improvements. Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of DOT, develops annual fuel economy requirements for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks. Fuel economy is measured based on the average mileage a vehicle travels per gallon of gasoline, or gallon of gasoline equivalent for other fuels.

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July Question of the Month

July 22, 2016

Question of the Month: What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?

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June Question of the Month: What Vehicle Tire Strategies are available to save fuel?

June 21, 2016

It’s easy to understand why tires are essential to a vehicle, but tires also play an important role in your vehicle’s fuel economy. See how to save money, read on-

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