The new generation of clean diesel technology is delivering large and expanding benefits to U.S. consumers, and the proof is in the numbers. The four million cleaner heavy-duty diesels introduced from 2007 through 2015 have saved U.S. consumers:
- 29 million tonnes of CO2
- 7.5 million tonnes of NOx
- 218,000 tonnes of Particulate Matter (PM)
- 2.9 billion gallons of diesel
- 69 million barrels of crude oil
According to Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, 42% of all medium and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks (Classes 3-8) in operation in the U.S. – four million of 9.5 million diesel trucks – were now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines; up from 38% last year. For Class 8 trucks running the newest generation (2010 and newer) engines, the new technology saved truckers $2,400 a year in fuel costs by using 875 fewer gallons of fuel (based on 125,000 miles traveled).