The article examines those means of saving energy in freight transport, using lorries, and in passenger transport which are technically feasible, both for the medium term and until the year 2000. Amongst goods vehicles the lightest class has the most unfavourable specific consumption. But because of the domination of road haulage by heavy goods vehicles covering long distances, savings affecting these vehicles will prove to be the most effective. The fuel consumption of heavy goods vehicles can be reduced in the long term by A maximum of 31%. In the case of motor cars the specific consumption of the lightest class is the most favourable. Medium-class vehicles, however, undertake by far the greatest share of the mileage operated. To that extent fuel saving measures for the medium class will be the most effective. The greatest improvements are to be achieved in driving efficiency, particularly of heavy cars. The fuel consumption of motor cars can be reduced in the long term by 51%. Taking into consideration the further growth of road transport there should be a resulting maximum reduction of energy consumption in the long term, up to the year 2000, to some 81% of today's values. Which improvement measures should be carried out in what order, should be decided by the use of cost benefit studies. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • HELLING, J
  • Publication Date: 1980


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00331376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM