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HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL VEHICLE: THEIR CARBON-CONSTRAINED FUTURE ROLE WITHIN THE NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMY

Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle: Their Carbon-Constrained Future Role Within the North American Economy

Study Released May 22, 2013

Study No. 134

This study grew out of CERI’s Natural Gas Pathways project, which examines potential future North American natural gas usage throughout the economy, including for transportation. In the course of our research for that project, it soon became clear that Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV’s) would not likely move beyond niche status within the transportation sector–even under an assumption of long-term, low cost, ample, domestic natural gas availability. The reasons for this are varied but include a long-standing and massive shipping and refueling infrastructure built around heavy-duty diesel vehicles and the continuing ready availability of low-cost crude-based fuels.

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