The feasibility of several alternatives to long-haul truck idling are investigated. Battery Powered systems (BPS) where batteries are charged off the alternator is considered. Moreover, BPSs with various battery types are compared to determine which one would have the greatest impact on the fuel consumption and overall performance. In addition, applicability of thermal energy storage (TES) is studied as a means of cooling instead of a standard compressor air conditioner. Fuel cell powered systems (FCS) are investigated to replace batteries as a means of energy storage source on the truck. It is concluded that the most feasible method for truck idling reduction is BPS featuring lithium ion batteries while, BPS with lead-acid batteries is the cheapest solution.

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