The article analyses atmospheric pollution of light goods vehicles (i.e. freight vehicles lighter than 6 tonnes) and medium goods vehicles (i.e. 6-24 t delivery trucks) in Denmark, and evaluated the scope for emission reductions. Light goods vehicles are very inefficient vehicles, and moreover have inappropriate utilisation patterns, while medium goods vehicles, in comparison, are more efficient with regard to both construction and utilisation. An emission inventory of these vehicles is produced, covering fuel consumption and a range of emissions, and including heavy goods vehicles (i.e. vehicles over 24 tonnes) for comparison. Finally, the scope for emission reductions through technical improvements is assessed.
Science of the Total Environment, 1996, Vol 189/190, Issue 0, p. 131-138
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International Symposium on Highway and Urban Pollution, 1996