As national priorities have been focused both on reducing fuel consumption and improving air quality, attention has increased on reducing emissions from many types of vehicles, including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles. Meeting the recently promulgated (and proposed) emission standards and simultaneously increasing fuel economy will pose especially difficult challenges for diesel-powered vehicles and will require the development of new emission-reduction technologies. In response to a request from the director of OHVT, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies to conduct a broad, independent review of its research and development (RaD) activities.However, the LEV II program includes a requirement for a zero-emission vehicle that will force advanced technology development. ... SUMMARY OF OHVTa#39;S ACTIVITIES AND BUDGET The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ... And finally, the 21st Century Truck Initiative faces many of the same constraints as OHVT, such as changing regulatory requirements, ... 3Fuel efficiency in the 21st Century Truck Initiative is measured on a ton-mile per gallon basis.
|Title||:||Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program|
|Author||:||Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2000-11-01|