Benefits

Gasoline and diesel vehicles, longtime workhorses on U.S. roads, provide fleets with performance, range, payload, and expected capital costs. Efficiency and renewables improve them further.

  • Rapid refueling time

  • Long driving range

  • Inexpensive onboard fuel storage

  • Low Fuel Cost (generally)

  • Fuel Supply Availability

  • Affordable Vehicle Capital Costs

  • Torque/Acceleration

  • Sustained Power Output

  • Low Vehicle Weights/Maximum Payloads

  • Widespread Service and Support

Challenges

Today’s new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are cleaner and more-efficient than ever before, but if these incumbent vehicles are to maintain market dominance, OEMs must continue reducing emissions.

  • High Fuel Cost Volatility

  • High Smog-Forming Emissions

  • High Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) Emissions

  • High Maintenance Costs

Drivers note the lack of fumes with renewable diesel compared to diesel. There’s an ROI on maintenance costs alone. — Tacoma Public Utilities

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