Impact of Advanced Technologies on Medium-Duty Trucks Fuel Efficiency

Paper #:
  • 2010-01-1929

Published:
  • 2010-10-05
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2010-01-1929
Citation:
Delorme, A. and Karbowski, D., "Impact of Advanced Technologies on Medium-Duty Trucks Fuel Efficiency," SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1929, 2010, doi:10.4271/2010-01-1929.
Pages:
9
Abstract:
Rising fuel costs, increased regulations, and heightened customer sensitivity to energy efficiency has prompted the evaluation of numerous powertrain technology improvements to introduce into production. The actual impact of such technologies can differ broadly, depending on the technology or application. To evaluate the fuel consumption impact, various baseline vehicles have been created and simulated by using Argonne National Laboratory's vehicle modeling and simulation tool, the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT). This paper provides a quantitative evaluation of several technologies or combinations of technologies. First, we assess the impact of single technologies, including vehicle/chassis characteristics, such as weight, aerodynamics, or rolling resistance. Next, we consider advanced powertrain technologies, ranging from dieselization to transmissions with a higher gear number, and hybridization. Finally, we examine the effects of combining each technology, such as aerodynamics and tire improvements.
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