Additive fuels must balance cost efficiency with performance

While the heavy-duty sector awaits cleaner tech, fuels with performance additives can improve efficiency, reliability and cost competitiveness. By Jack Hunsley

Many fleets currently find themselves at a crossroads. On one hand, future emission standards and city-specific regulations will eventually dictate a mass transition away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. On the other hand, and especially for the heavy-duty sector, alternative technologies are nowhere near maturity. While fleets are stuck with ageing vehicles—the average heavy-duty truck is 13 years old in Europe—there are few new options on the market.

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This dilemma means fleets are being forced to stick or twist. Do they update to the very latest and potentially unproven technology today at a high premium? Or is there scope to eke out their current vehicles while the price of new technology drops and its real-world performance is proven?

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