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Aerodynamic devices decrease fuel consumption and harmful CO2 emissions

08.02.2016

Every day thousands of trailers ride the Dutch roads. Trucks pulling trailers use enormous amounts of fossil fuels. Currently available technologies offer the possibility of decreasing fuel consumption while minimizing C02   emissions. WABCO has developed aerodynamic solutions for trailers to lower the environmental impact of commercial vehicles. Dr. Gandert Van Raemdonck, WABCO's Head of Research and Development for Aerodynamics, ...

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Aerodynamics Can Help to Meet Upcoming CO2 Regulations

10.12.2015

Assessing sales trends over the past ten years illustrates that the trend in the EU is towards heavier vehicles and larger engines, more similar to those currently being sold in the US. Five truck manufacturers, namely Volkswagen, Volvo, Daimler, PACCAR, and Iveco, dominate the EU market. Three of these manufacturers (Volvo, Daimler, and PACCAR) are also dominant in the US market. Projections, based on existing and proposed regulations in the US demonstrate that HDV efficiency trends in the EU a ...

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OptiFlow is Part of the Mercedes-Benz Efficiency Run

24.11.2015

October 19, 2015 - In field trials, Daimler Trucks - involving 3 forwarders - could now be achieved savings in CO2 emissions of up to 14 percent. As part of the

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