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5.3 Vehicle type characteristics and default load factors

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NTM presents data for 10 different vehicle concepts/types; see table below. Each vehicle type can be operated by an engine of different emission concept (Euro class). Default values are given for load capacity and for load capacity utilisation. The default values are selected in order to represent a typical transport as carried out today. These values should of course be replaced by more situation-specific data in a detailed analysis. The default values could, however, be used in a screening analysis of a transport chain in order to find out where the largest emissions take place.

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NTM NomenclatureHBEFA Nomenclature
Max gross weight Load capacity   Load Capacity Utilisation   
[tonne][m][tonne][n pallets][m3]LCU [w%]LCU [pallet%]LCU [v%]LCU [dimw%]
Light commersial vehicle - Pick-upLCV Petrol N1-II/LCV Diesel N1-II
2.550.61620402530
Light commersial vehicle - VanLCV Petrol N1-III/LCV Diesel N1-III
3.571.541720402530
Rigid Truck <=7.5tRT <=7,5t
7.5851440604050
Rigid Truck 7.5-12tRT>7,5-12t
121162040604050
Rigid Truck 12-14t
RT>12-14t
141192440604050
Rigid Truck 14-20t
RT>14-20t
2012122440604050
Rigid Truck 20-26t
RT>20-26t
2612152440604050
Truck with Trailer 14-20tTT/AT > 14-20t
2012122040604050
Truck with Trailer 20-28tTT/AT > 20-28t
2812162840604050
Truck with Trailer 28-34tTT/AT > 28-34t3417223650705060
Truck with Trailer 34-40tTT/AT > 34-40t
4019263650705060
Truck with Trailer 40-50tTT/AT >40-50t
5016.5333350705060
Truck with Trailer 50-60tTT/AT >50-60t
6025.25405150705060