NREL study finds 2nd-generation diesel hybrid delivery vans show significant gains in fuel economy over conventional vans
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Laboratory and in-use fuel economy results Source: NREL. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report on an 18-month evaluation of in-service second-generation diesel-electric hybrid delivery vans and found significant fuel economy benefits of the hybrids compared to similar conventional vans. The hybrid group accumulated 33% fewer miles than the conventional group during the complete 18-month study.