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Energy use and other comparisons between diesel and gasoline pickup trucks

Kenneth M Jacobs

Energy use and other comparisons between diesel and gasoline pickup trucks

by Kenneth M Jacobs

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Published by Office of Systems Engineering, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trucks -- United States -- Motors (Diesel),
  • Trucks -- United States -- Motors,
  • Trucks United States -- Fuel consumption

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKenneth M. Jacobs ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Systems Development and Technology, Office of Systems Engineering
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Systems Engineering, Maine. Dept. of Transportation. Material and Research Division
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 21 p. ;
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14941243M

      Ethanol is made from corn and other plant-based materials. As a fuel for vehicles, it’s available as E, which is a blend of ethanol and gasoline. The blend ranges between 51 percent to 83 percent ethanol, depending on where you are buying it and the time of year. E is a “flex fuel” and can be used by cars so marked.   GM’s L diesel can be found in your grandpa’s Oldsmobile, and it can also be found in Chevy and GMC pickup trucks. The L diesel was basically a gas L converted into a diesel. This sounds like a bad idea – and it is. All kinds of problems plague .

    A fuel consumption metric allows for more accurate energy usage comparisons among vehicles. The revised label includes both fuel economy and consumption information for all vehicle types. 6. Estimated Annual Fuel Cost. The annual fuel cost is based on two assumptions: an annual mileage of 15, miles and a projected gasoline price.   Diesel power is the standard for heavy equipment worldwide, due to its cheap fuel, high torque, and low maintenance, while big block gasoline engines are .

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in , diesel (distillate) fuel consumption in the U.S. transportation sector resulted in the emission of million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas. This amount was equal to about 24% of total U.S. transportation sector CO2 emissions and equal to nearly 9%. Total Cost of Ownership: A Diesel Versus Gasoline Comparison () by. Bruce M. Belzowski. Managing Director. Automotive Futures. June,


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Energy use and other comparisons between diesel and gasoline pickup trucks by Kenneth M Jacobs Download PDF EPUB FB2

In other words, burning a gallon of diesel produces 11% percent more carbon dioxide than burning a gallon of gasoline, so driving an equal distance in a diesel-powered pickup and a gasoline-powered pickup means the person driving the diesel pickup will produce between roughly 15% and 25% less carbon dioxide than the person in a gasoline-powered.

Get this from a library. Energy use and other comparisons between diesel and gasoline pickup trucks. [Kenneth M Jacobs; United States. Department of Transportation. Office of Systems Engineering.; Maine. Department of Transportation.

Materials and Research Division.] -- Maine highway maintenance truck fleet. Let's go over the pros and cons of diesel vs gas trucks. Diesel Vs Gas Trucks Based On Cost. Since cost will always be a leading factor in a consumer's purchasing decision, let's discuss it first.

There is a difference between gasoline and diesel when it comes to cost. The truth is that diesel costs more up front. A diesel engine, on the other hand, only has a pocket full of hot air before the power stroke. they actually have highly impressive fuel economy numbers in comparison to their gasoline Author: Jason Fenske.

When considering buying a new pickup, the debate between gas vs. diesel trucks is important, and likely to cross your mind. There is no clear-cut answer for everyone.

To help, we’ve compiled a breakdown between the two. Hopefully, it will be beneficial to you in deciding between a gas vs diesel pickup. If you’re considering buying a new automobile, compare the pros and cons of diesel-powered vehicles. Consider these facts to help you decide between an engine powered by diesel fuel and a gasoline-powered one: PRO: Diesels get great mileage.

They typically deliver 25 to 30 percent better fuel economy than similarly performing gasoline engines. Diesels also [ ]. Diesel trucks cost more up front.

That’s held true in the past and is unlikely to change anytime soon. Buyers cross-shopping comparable gas and diesel trucks, or deciding whether to upgrade a gas truck model with a diesel powertrain option (if available), should expect to pay at least a couple thousand dollars more for the diesel over the gas.

But Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram now all offer half-ton pickups with the benefits of diesel power, including highway fuel-economy estimates close to or exceeding 30 mpg.

Whatever type of capability you’re looking for, you can find a diesel pickup for the job, loaded with car-like luxury features, and just as easy to drive – if not to fit. In the simplest terms, Gasoline Gallon Equivalents are used to determine the amount of energy produced by alternative fuels as they compare to the energy produced by one gallon of gasoline (, BTUs).

Using fuel energy equivalents provides the user with a comparison tool for gauging various fuels against a known constant that has relative meaning. Gasoline vs. Diesel: Fuel Efficiency While the gap is narrowing, diesel trucks are still more fuel efficient than their gas counterparts.

This means you’ll go farther per tank of gas. But, with fluctuating fuel prices, you may not be saving that much at the pump.

Diesel prices are currently about $ higher per gallon than standard gasoline. A comparison between diesel and gasoline fuel efficiency is not even close. Diesel engines are typically anywhere from 25% to 35% more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. Diesel engines get between a quarter and a third better “gas” mileage than gas engines.

Cost of Fuel. On average, diesel fuel prices were on the decline from October through February Since then we’ve seen rising prices, and in Novemberdiesel fuel prices hit the highest price per gallon since January In addition, New Jersey announced a cent increase in the diesel fuel tax effective January The bottom line is that diesel fuel prices are constantly.

The full-size half-ton pickup is the beating heart of the truck segment—see our full-size-truck rankings here—with mainstays like the Ford F, the Chevy Silverado, and the Ram powering. The undeniable benefits of diesel trucks are offset by higher price tags.

They’ve cost more than gas trucks in the past, and they will most likely be more expensive in the future. Buyers should expect to pay at least $2, more for diesel options, with the most significant price gap between gas and diesel in heavy-duty models.

Hydrogen's flammability range (between 4% and 75% in air) is very wide compared to other fuels, as shown in Figure 3. Under the optimal combustion condition (a 29% hydrogen-to-air volume ratio), the energy required to initiate hydrogen combustion is much lower than that required for other common fuels (e.g., a small spark will ignite it), as shown in Figure 4.

According to a University of Michigan study, diesel vehicles saved owners between $2, to $6, in total ownership costs during a three to five year period when compared to similar gasoline vehicles.

“Overall, the results of our analyses show that diesel vehicles provide owners with a TCO (total cost of ownership) that is less than that [ ].

Pickup trucks like the F are so capable that they may not even need a diesel. Depending on the configuration you choose for your F, tow ratings reach as high as 13, pounds with the. Diesel engines get better fuel economy simply because they do not need to burn as much fuel as a gas engine to get the same power.

Diesel engines are also built heavier than a gas engine to sustain the added stress of the higher compression ratio. Diesel engines do not have an ignition system so you will never have to give them tune-ups. Pickup trucks D. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) E. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles F.

Battery-electric vehicles Introduction The Fuel Consumption Guide gives information about the fuel consumption of model year light-duty vehicles. You can use this information to compare vehicles as you shop for the most fuel-efficient vehicle.

Fuel-efficiency is another one of a diesel truck's strong suits. An article from Work Truck Magazine noted that "According to the U.S. Department of Energy, diesel engines offer to percent greater fuel economy than comparable gasoline engines." A diesel engine's combustion process is a lot leaner, meaning it doesn't have to burn as much.

According to a University of Michigan study, owning a diesel vehicle will save you money. Revealed at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, the study’s results proved the following.

When comparing the gas version of a vehicle to a diesel version, the average total cost of ownership (TCO) was between $2, $5, less for diesel owners. Cost savings studied were over a 5-year period.Whether you've got a long daily commute or always stay closer to home, maximizing your MPG has never meant more.

Here are the most fuel-efficient Trucks ofranked by combined fuel economy.Gasoline engines can still tow, but their efficiency can't compete with the raw power of a diesel engine.

If you're in the market for hauling power, then you'll want to go for a diesel engine. Find a vast array of pickup trucks with diesel engines at our STA Auto Group dealership.

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