Improving heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency in India


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have completed a joint study examining the benefits and costs of fuel efficient technologies for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in India over the next 10 years and, to explore how various scenarios for the deployment of vehicles with these technologies will impact petroleum consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the next three decades. The final report shows that India has substantial opportunity to improve HDV fuel efficiency levels using cost-effective technologies. Results from analysis of three representative HDV types—a tractor-trailer, rigid truck, and transit bus—reveal that per-vehicle fuel consumption reductions between roughly 20% and 35% are possible with technologies that provide a return on the initial capital investment within 1 to 2 years. Bringing HDVs in India up to world-class technology levels will yield substantial petroleum and CO2 reductions. This work was conducted under the US-India technical cooperation on heavy duty vehicles overseen on the Indian side by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association and on the US side by the Department of Energy.

Please join us for this 90 minute webinar for a presentation and discussion of these results. The webinar is free, but registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information on joining the webinar.