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Old 11-28-2007, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Improvements in Large Truck Aerodynamics Could Save US Nearly One Billion Gallons of

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006...improveme.html

The widespread application of new aerodynamic technologies on tractor-trailer trucks could cut US fuel consumption by nearly one billion gallons per year, according to the results of a two-year collaborative study conducted by members of the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).


Four TMA members—International Truck and Engine Corporation, Freightliner LLC, Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America—representing 75% of the US market for Class 8 trucks teamed with the DOE to study a variety of design improvements that would reduce aerodynamic drag and significantly improve fuel efficiency.

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