More clean diesel trucks are a part of the nation’s fleet, escalating over the past 5 years, yielding lower emissions, greater fuel savings,…
June 05, 2017 | TruckingInfo.Com
A focus on “well to wheels” also considers emissions that emerge when producing different energy sources capable of moving a vehicle.
“Electricity is not for free environmentally,” he explains. In the U.S., 39% of that power comes from burning coal, and 28% is from burning natural gas, which means diesel and electric powertrains are equally as clean. Each generates about 1.7 pounds of carbon dioxide to create a kilowatt-hour of energy. “Currently with our energy mix, it doesn’t make any sense to go electric,” he says.