Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses
In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel fuel, and a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 200 million tonnes.
FINAL REPORT: DEMAPP ”Breakthrough Materials for Demanding Applications – from Science to Solutions”
FIMECC DEMAPP (2009–2014) is an industry-led public-private partnership programme (PPP) focusing on application-driven R&D of advanced materials for extreme service conditions. Through a true multi-disciplinary co-operation between the consortium and with key international partners FIMECC DEMAPP has provided a variety of great scientific results which have been rapidly...
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