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This report analyzes key strategies for energy conservation in road transportation in China. One of the most significant measures is increased production of diesel trucks and buses. This option is technically feasible, and a comparison of the savings from fuel substitution with the capital cost of expanding the production of diesel vehicles shows that it is economically attractive for society and for users. We describe the magnitude of future diesel use in road transportation if substitution occurs on a large scale, and analyze the viability of increasing output of diesel fuel from China's oil refineries.