New study shows up to 40% potential fuel economy savings for small HDVs in India

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GFEI partner the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a new report showing potential savings from fuel economy standards in small trucks in India. The report estimates a comprehensive set of technological improvements could improve fuel consumption by 40% for trucks, and 36% for buses, for vehicles weighing less than 12 tonnes.

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HDVs - GFEI’s next challenge

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Without action, worldwide fuel consumption from Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs) is on track to overtake passenger vehicles in the next two decades, confirming them as a major contributor to climate change, to poor air quality and to ill-health. Action needs to be taken by countries now to ensure that the Paris Agreement on climate change is more than just an aspiration.

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