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Constant-speed Fuel Consumption Testing of Heavy-duty Vehicles in India

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Ben Sharpe, Oscar Delgado
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This report describes test methods and duty cycles that can be used to evaluate fuel efficiency performance amidst policymakers’ deliberation of how best to design a regulation to improve the efficiency of new heavy-duty vehicles. The authors’ analysis looks mainly at the downfalls and benefits of constant-speed fuel consumption to understand how this type of testing will translate to real-world improvements.