US light goods truck

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This category is deprecated. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodologies for US light goods vehicle transport can now be found here

The category /transport/lgv/generic/ghgp/lightgoods/us contains data on emissions associated with light goods trucks in the US, sourced from the GHGP Protocol, and allows the user to calculate emissions depending on the age and fuel of the vehicle.

Firstly the fuel type from the following options using the fuelType drill option:

  • lng
  • lpg
  • cng
  • ethanol
  • diesel
  • gasoline
Next, set the vehicle age using the yearOfManufacture drill option. This drill is not required for ethanol, CNG or LPG fuels.

The distance is then set as a profile item value.

The algorithm returns kg CO2e value, which is a sum of CO2, N2O and CH4 emissions for each fuel type.

Biomass fuel

The GHG protocol requires CO2 emissions from biomass fuels to be reported on differently, due to the fact that the CO2 released from biomass fuels has only recently been sequestered from the atmosphere and so does not constitute a net increase in CO2, unlike fossil fuel emissions or those of CH4 and N2. Therefore, the CO2 emissions for ethanol are not included here, but can be found in the biofuel subcategory. If the user wishes to calculate their total GHG emissions from ethanol-powered light goods travel (i.e. including the biomass CO2 component), they should use both categories in combination.

PL4G0V5X1BGH cng
U7OZT9US6AEC diesel, 1960-1982
FKK3DYAOWB49 diesel, 1983-1995
32LCZYHVL4BK diesel, 1996-present
I61CZJKJ1SE6 ethanol
CO3M1Q29DYEK gasoline, 1987-1993
J5ZGGOIML3V3 gasoline, 1994
FXSGLJSEPNAU gasoline, 1995
OFAY2UHKRAKM gasoline, 1996
HSD92H9I5ZK2 gasoline, 1997
5VYVYD58LY7N gasoline, 1998
MXVYC9IW7MET gasoline, 1999
D01OJ55M03C0 gasoline, 2000
1NO1P8Y2EPJ8 gasoline, 2001
504ZI75HG7G8 gasoline, 2002
1MDO47PL3WP3 gasoline, 2003
DEZE9BP0KY1Q gasoline, 2004
D25SQR3DPGWH gasoline, 2005-present
C3MN4MPYWC39 lpg
Distance travelled