WASHINGTON (July 29, 2016) —The introduction of clean diesel technology in the U.S. has resulted in carbon dioxide emissions reductions equal to removing 6.1 million light-duty vehicles from the road, according to a new study performed by Martec Group for the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).
Between 2007 and 2015, some 4 million clean heavy-duty diesel trucks were introduced onto U.S. roads, the DTF said. During that time, it said, those trucks have reduced emissions and fuel usage by the following amounts:
- 29 million metric tons of carbon dioxide;
- 7.5 million metric tons of nitrogen oxide;
- 218,000 metric tons of particulate matter;
- 2.9 billion gallons of diesel fuel; and
- 69 million barrels of crude oil.
“It is clear from these findings that the new generation of clean diesel technology is delivering large and expanding benefits to society in the form of fewer emissions and lower fuel consumption,” said DTF Executive Director Allen Schaeffer.
The newest generation of clean diesel trucks — model years 2010 and later — saved an average of 875 gallons of diesel fuel annually and $2,400 in fuel costs, Mr. Schaeffer said.