‘Near-zero’ diesel equipment now powers 57% of Classes 3-8 U.S. trucks


Diesel-powered vans proceed to generate carbon dioxide, however the Diesel Know-how Discussion board says greater than half of these on the street are actually “near-zero emissions” fashions that dramatically slashing NOx and particulate matter.

The variety of such vans on the street elevated 10.2% between 2021 and 2022, the discussion board says, referring to gear with 2010 and later model years.

Of the Class 8 vans in that class, 95.4% run on diesel, 2.1% run on compressed pure gasoline (CNG), 0.3% are electrical, and the remainder run on gasoline or different fuels.

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(Infographic: Diesel Know-how Discussion board)

The near-zero diesel fashions account for 57% of the Courses 3-8 diesel-powered vans on the street, lowering emissions with particulate filters and selective catalytic discount programs.

Three-quarters (75.6%) of greater than 15 million Courses 3-8 business vans within the U.S. are powered by diesel; adopted by gasoline (22.9%); CNG (0.46%); different fuels like ethanol, hydrogen, liquefied pure gasoline, and propane (0.85%); and electrical sources (0.09%).

About two-thirds (65.7%) of Courses 3-8 diesel-powered vans are 2007 and newer, and outfitted with particulate filters.

Diesel dominating over electrical

In a thinly veiled swipe on the California Air Assets Board’s push for actually zero-emission automobiles, the discussion board notes there are 125 occasions extra late-generation diesel vans than electrical fashions.

“Nationwide, for each electrical business truck on the street, there are almost 1,100 powered by inner combustion engines,” govt director Allen Schaeffer mentioned in a press launch.

“In response to this most up-to-date evaluation, inner combustion engines [diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and propane] energy about 99.91% of the nation’s trucking fleet. Because the trucking trade explores new fuels, together with all electrical and gas cell know-how, it’s clear that diesel and different inner combustion engines are going to proceed to play a dominant position for years to come back.”

The following technology of diesel gear will cut back NOx emissions by one other 50-80%, the discussion board provides.

Discussion board members are concerned in producing diesel engines, emissions controls, petroleum-based fuels, and biofuels.


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