Average Fuel Consumption For Trucks In South Africa

What is Fuel Consumption?

Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio of effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier into kinetic energy or work.


Average Fuel Consumption For Trucks In South Africa

Data on fuel consumption of trucks Let’s settle on an average of around 30 or 40 liters of diesel every 100 km. For larger trucks with a payload around 23,500 kg the consumption can increase up to 38 liters per 100 kilometers. Smaller vehicles and those with a smaller load consume less.

How much fuel does an average truck use?

According to Routh, tractor-trailers in the United States currently average just 6 mpg (2.55 kilometers per liter). But some fleets can achieve up to 8.5 mpg (3.61 kilometers per liter), with the most efficient trucks reaching 10.5 mpg (4.46 kilometers per liter).

How many liters per 100km is good for a truck?

2-wheel drive pick-up vans typically use between 10 to 13 liters per 100 kilometers. And 4-Wheel drive pick-up vans use around 13 to 16 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.

How do you calculate fuel consumption for a truck?

Divide mileage by fuel usage to see your car’s fuel consumption. This tells you how many miles you drove per gallon of gas.

For example, if you drove 335 miles before refueling, and you filled your car up with 12 gallons of gas, your fuel consumption was 27.9 miles per gallon, or mpg (335 miles / 12 gallon = 27.9 mpg).

How much fuel does a truck use per hour?

Idling a heavy-duty truck consumes about 0.8 gallon of fuel per hour.

Even when diesel costs as little as $2.50 a gallon, fuel for one 10-hour rest period will cost $20. Typically, a long-haul truck idles about 1,800 hours per year, using about 1,500 gallons of diesel.