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Fleet DNA: Vehicle Drive Cycle Analysis

Contribute Data

To contribute your fleet data anonymously to help other fleets analyze and improve their drive cycle metrics, contact Adam Duran, 303-275-4586.

For more information, refer to the Fleet DNA fact sheet.

Fleet DNA Project graphic depicting a trail of data emerging from trucks.

This project supports the development and deployment of market-ready advanced vehicle technologies.

Fleet DNA helps vehicle manufacturers and fleet managers understand the broad operational range for many of today's commercial vehicles. This tool offers access to vehicle fleet data summaries and visualizations similar to real-world "genetics" for medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles operating within a variety of vocations.

Click on the vehicle type to access composite data, summaries, and visualizations. Use these tools to analyze and sort transportation data: FASTSim and DRIVE. Find more resources on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

Delivery Trucks

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Fleet DNA has data for 20 delivery trucks operating for 296 days in the United States.

Related Studies

Learn more about the operation of delivery trucks through these studies.

School Buses

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Fleet DNA has data for 206 school buses operating for 871 days in the United States.

Related Studies

Learn more about the operation of school buses through these studies.

Bucket Trucks

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Fleet DNA has data for 21 bucket trucks operating for 468 days in the United States.

Service Vans

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Fleet DNA has data for 4 service vans operating for 20 days in the United States.

Refuse Trucks

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Fleet DNA has data for 27 refuse trucks operating for 279 days in the United States.

Class 8 Trucks

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Fleet DNA has data for 105 class 8 trucks operating for 1393 days in the United States.

Related Studies

Learn more about the operation of class 8 trucks through these studies.

For ideas on how to use drive cycle metrics, see the presentation on Map Matching and Real World Integrated Sensor Data Warehousing and the paper on Overcoming the Range Limitation of Medium-Duty Battery Electric Vehicles Through the Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

How to Cite the Data

Publications that use data from Fleet DNA should include a citation with the following information:

Walkowicz, K.; Kelly, K.; Duran, A.; Burton, E. (2014). Fleet DNA Project Data. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. http://www.nrel.gov/fleetdna

If you use the data in a publication, please notify Adam Duran so we can gauge the reach of the data.