1981-11-01

Australian Road Transport and Energy — A Truck Manufacturer’s Viewpoint 811396

The future shortages of energy, real energy price rises and inflation are seen as some of the most pressing problems facing the world economy. The recognition of these concerns in Australia will result in pressure to maximise the efficient use of transport fuels. Efforts to optimise the Refinery/Vehicle Engine/Fuel System will lead to changes in petroleum product mix and fuel specification.
A principal area for development to improve commercial vehicle fuel efficiency is aerodynamic drag reduction. The benefits of medium truck aerodynamics are demonstrated.
There is also a case to argue for transport efficiency improvements through increased loadings.

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