How much fuel a truck spends when it starts rolling?

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+11 1. CorpseGrinder commented 5 years ago

So let us all remember the lesson here;
If you make a truck driver hit his brakes you are actually hurting the environment pretty badly
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-5 2. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Explanation please. Litres per km?
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+5 3. Blazevim commented 5 years ago

#2 when the truck accelerates, it eats around 300L/100km (3L/km). On the constant speed it eats 33L/100km (0,3L/km). Huge difference! Comparing to the average european car that eats 7L/100km (0,07L/km) on average.
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+3 4. torbengb commented 5 years ago

#2 This reads L/100km so just divide by 100 if you want L/km.

But really these numbers aren't anything special - any regular car would have the same values while accelerating, or especially when going steep uphill in a low gear.

Showing this just for acceleration makes no sense at all, this video is useless. Instead, let's see you drive a hundred kilometers and then let me see your average.
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+6 5. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

This is why electric hybrids make so much sense, their amazing amount of torque makes them perfect for accelerating from a dead stop and then letting the combustion engine take over at higher speeds where they're more efficient.

Bottom line- it's physics- it takes a lot of energy to get mass into motion.
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+6 6. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago

#4 youre off by a factor of 10 there. A regular car has tops 35 l/100km in extreme situations. A Bugatti Veyron has a peak consumption of 100 l/100km.
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+6 7. marleymanbob commented 5 years ago

great, now get off your phone while you're driving!
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+3 8. kubeek5 commented 5 years ago

#6 he said on average, not peak.
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+3 9. ComentAtor commented 5 years ago

#8 he didn't - he said "any regular car would have the same values while accelerating, or especially when going steep uphill in a low gear." :)
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+1 10. kubeek5 commented 5 years ago

#9 opps, off by 1 error :D
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+2 11. txo commented 5 years ago