Electromechanical Solutions to reduce CO2 footprint
Consider CO2 footprint in Design and Development process
The fuel consumption and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in trucks is the most critical competitive factor in the purchasing decision. A Majority of the OEM manufacturers of Commercial Vehicles have signed a mutual intent of only selling fossile free transportation solutions by 2040.
One approach to reduce fuel consumption and furthermore reduce CO2 footprint is by reducing the energy requirements of the loads in the vehicle. To achieve a total reduction of fuel consumption and impact on natural resources EG Electronics have several components in our portfolio to support optimaization of subsystems.
VECTO is a key component of the European Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 and fuel consumption certification methodology. The CO2 certification methodology is based on the measurement of the performance of different vehicle components contributing to the vehicle energy consumption (aerodynamic drag, torque losses in the drivetrain, fuel map of the engine, power demand of auxiliaries, tyre-rolling resistance etc.). The results of these measurements are then used as input in VECTO in order to simulate vehicle operation over different driving conditions.
1 liter of diesel weighs 835 grammes. Diesel consist for 86,2% of carbon, or 720 grammes of carbon per liter diesel. In order to combust this carbon to CO2, 1920 grammes of oxygen is needed. The sum is then 720 + 1920 = 2640 grammes of CO2/liter diesel.