CO2 emissions reduced by innovative technologies
Fuel efficiency is one of the most competitively vital factors in the development and sale of trucks and buses. Accordingly, market forces ensure continuous progress in fuel economy and CO2 emission reduction in an efficient way. Trucks contribute around 6% to global CO2 emissions, which is a significant percentage. At the same time modern trucks are the benchmark for fuel efficiency thanks to innovative technologies like common rail injection, automated gearboxes, turbocharging and intercooling. As a result fuel consumption – and therefore CO2 emissions – have decreased by over a third since 1970.
Improved fuel economy for a greener future
Operators and professional drivers of trucks and buses are acutely aware of driving styles and devices that optimise fuel consumption and are sensitive to any measure and device able to facilitate a driving style that improves fuel efficiency. Moreover, heavy truck engines are even more economical per tonne than diesel electric trains, thanks to fuel injection systems and other technological innovations. Aside from CO2 and fuel economy improvements, modern trucks emit just a fraction of the air pollutants that their predecessors did, with regulated emissions being slashed to near-zero levels, down 98% since 1990.