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Main Title Reducing the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Phase two, first report /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessment of Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-duty Vehicles, Phase Two,
Publisher The National Academies Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 893899127
ISBN 9780309302371; 0309302374
Subjects Trucks--Fuel consumption--Standards--United States. ; Buses--Fuel consumption--Standards--United States. ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Standards--United States. ; Fossil fuels--Environmental aspects--United States.
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TL151.6.R43 2014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/09/2015
Collation xiii, 102 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, motor coaches, and transit buses - collectively, "medium- and heavy-duty vehicles", or MHDVs - are used in every sector of the economy. The fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of MHDVs have become a focus of legislative and regulatory action in the past few years. Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two is a follow-on to the National Research Council's 2010 report, Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. That report provided a series of findings and recommendations on the development of regulations for reducing fuel consumption of MHDVs. This report comprises the first periodic, five-year follow-on to the 2010 report. Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two reviews NHTSA fuel consumption regulations and considers the technological, market and regulatory factors that may be of relevance to a revised and updated regulatory regime taking effect for model years 2019-2022. The report analyzes and provides options for improvements to the certification and compliance procedures for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; reviews an updated analysis of the makeup and characterization of the medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet; examines the barriers to and the potential applications of natural gas in class 2b through class 8 vehicles; and addresses uncertainties and performs sensitivity analyses for the fuel consumption and cost/benefit estimates."--Publisher's description. Introduction -- Potential for technological change in commercial vehicles to impact future NHTSA regulations -- Certification and compliance procedures using GEM -- Baseline information on MHDV fleet and methodology for collection -- Natural gas vehicles : impacts and regulatory framework -- Review of options to reduce energy use of trailers -- appendix A. Committee biographical information -- appendix B. Statement of task -- appendix C. Committee activities -- appendix D. Acronyms and abbreviations -- appendix E. Glossary.