Cutting fuel and emissions. Engineering researcher wins award for his work to improve HGV efficiency

Angus, who has been awarded a Doctoral Prize by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), … This enterprise will advise commercial hauliers of the best ways to save fuel, considering options including better aerodynamics, improved driver training and modifications to engines and other systems. Reducing the amount of fuel used will also cut emissions and benefit the environment.

“On the whole, HGVs are inefficient and consume a lot of fuel. In the UK alone that adds up to six and a half billion litres a year, so there is great scope to make savings,” he says. “However, as there are so many different kinds of improvements to consider, many operators do not know which are the right ones for them. My work to see which efficiency measures work best will benefit both hauliers and vehicle manufacturers.”

 

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