Comparison of fuel consumption and emissions for representative HDVs in Europe
The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to conduct track and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the aerodynamic drag, pollutant emissions, and fuel consumption of three European heavy-duty vehicles.
Publicly available literature on the fuel consumption or European trucks is scarce. The vehicle testing commissioned by the ICCT seeks to fill this knowledge gap by testing three trucks over a wide set of driving cycles and payloads in a controlled laboratory environment and following strict test procedures. The results of this study, which are presented in the fact sheet, are relevant for informing the fuel consumption of trucks being sold today, and for understanding the differences between average and best-performing vehicles.
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