Heavy Duty Vehicles: Efficiency Opportunity, Options, Demonstration and Barriers - Presentation

Citation Thorne, C. Heavy Duty Vehicles: Efficiency Opportunity, Options, Demonstration and Barriers - Presentation, ETI, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000750.
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Author(s) Thorne, C.
Project partner(s) ETI
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000750
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Abstract ETI’s Chief Technical Officer Chris Thorne presented “Heavy Duty Vehicles: Efficiency Opportunity, Options, Demonstration and Barriers” at the Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV) conference in 2016
  • HDVs represent an opportunity to cost effectively decarbonise the UK energy system across a range of abatement and cost levels
  • In the first instance, the ETI’s efficiency projects have shown that a 30% reduction in fuel efficiency across the UK fleet can be achieved with reasonable payback periods
  • Properly sourced and managed natural gas when coupled to a low methane slip powertrain can provide further CO2(equivalent) benefits
  • As the UK transitions to a very low CO2 energy system (circa 2040 to 2050), further ‘carbon priced’ HDV options could become attractive
  • The marginal carbon price will be a function ofthe other technologies deployed in the energy system (e.g. CCS versus no CCS), but thresholds can be set using the ETI’s ESME tool
  • Barriers exist in the uptake of fuel efficiency technologies and new tools, techniques and policies are required to overcome them –a subject for future work
Associated Project(s) ETI-HD2004: HDV On-Highway Market Analysis
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

An ETI Perspective - Natural Gas Pathway Analysis for Heavy Duty Vehicles

Heavy Duty Vehicle Efficiency Programme - On-Highway Market Analysis Project - Final Report

Heavy Duty Vehicle Efficiency Programme: On-Highway Market Analysis Project - Request for Proposals

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