The UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies has added a truck performance simulation to their existing Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool.
During the project, Cenex developed a simulation tool which calculates the cost and carbon emission savings from gas trucks. The software can be used to compare diesel trucks to dual fuel trucks.
Steve Carroll of Cenex said: “The real benefit is that we can assess gas vehicle performance before the onset of costly vehicle trials or purchases. The truck model allows us to show the cost and carbon benefits of operating gas trucks in a bespoke fleet environment. We record GPS data from fleet vehicles and run this through our model, which allows us to estimate the total cost and emission savings, not only for the fleet but also on a per route basis.”
Chris Walsh, also of Cenex, added: “Working on the deployment and evaluation of the gas trucks has given Cenex a valuable understanding of vehicle performance in real-world scenarios and it has allowed us to develop the tools necessary to support the economic roll-out of gas vehicles into heavy duty fleets.”