Piston systems for commercial vehicles
The commercial vehicle segment is fundamentally very sensitive to costs. A fleet operator for long-distance hauling bases purchasing decisions on transportation efficiency. Besides the vehicle price, ongoing operating costs play a decisive role, fuel consumption being the most crucial. Efforts to reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions, however, will not be solely driven by cost pressures in the future. After the EU decided to limit the average CO2 emissions for light commercial vehicles to 147 g/km starting in 2020, regulations for heavy-goods vehicles are also foreseeable. The power density requirements for the engine, and thus the loads on the components, will continue to rise.