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Vehicle Technologies Program: CoolCab: Reducing Thermal Loads in Long-Haul Trucks.


DE2010973699

Publication Date 2010
Page Count 2
Abstract An average long-haul truck with a sleeper cabin idles more than 1,400 hours annually to supply heating, cooling, and electricity during driver rest periods. Nationwide, long-haul truck idling consumes more than 800 million gallons of fuel annually. Reducing idling time can cut fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions while saving money for truckers. Reducing thermal loads--the amount of heating and cooling energy required to keep a trucks occupants comfortable--is vital for reducing idling. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) CoolCab project tested and modeled the effects of several thermal-load reduction strategies applied to long-haul truck cabs.
Keywords
  • Trucks
  • Temperature control
  • Idle control
  • Fuel consumption
  • Heat transfer
  • Cooling
  • Electricity
  • Emission reduction
  • Testing
  • CoolCab project
  • Thermal loads
  • Long-haul trucks
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201021
Vehicle Technologies Program: CoolCab: Reducing Thermal Loads in Long-Haul Trucks.
Vehicle Technologies Program: CoolCab: Reducing Thermal Loads in Long-Haul Trucks.
DE2010973699

  • Trucks
  • Temperature control
  • Idle control
  • Fuel consumption
  • Heat transfer
  • Cooling
  • Electricity
  • Emission reduction
  • Testing
  • CoolCab project
  • Thermal loads
  • Long-haul trucks
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
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