- Desktop study to investigate efficiency and reducing emissions of HDVs
- Detailed analysis of the UK’s HDV fleet
- Identified potential efficiency improvements in determined drivecycles
This desktop study evaluated HDV (including coaches, buses and mining vehicles), determined drive-cycles showing the types of UK usage patterns for each class of vehicle. It identified potential efficiency improvement technologies and evaluated the benefits case for each one.
The nine month long project launched in 2009 was led by Ricardo and included ETI members Caterpillar and Rolls-Royce.
The consortium carried out a detailed analysis of the UK’s HDV fleet and identified ways in which technological solutions could increase its efficiency and contribute to a reduction in fuel consumption.