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DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On July 26, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored a Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. Presentations from this workshop appear below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

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Light Duty Vehicle Pathways | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Duty Vehicle Pathways Light Duty Vehicle Pathways Presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2010....

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Light-Duty Light-Duty Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Micro Hybrid Vehicles ARRA Vehicle and Infrastructure Projects EVSE Testing Energy Storage Testing Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Other ICE

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Biofuels in Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Biofuels in Light-Duty Vehicles Biofuels in Light-Duty Vehicles Project Summary Full Title: Mobility Chains Analysis of Technologies for Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Vehicles Fueled with Biofuels: Application of the GREET Model to the Role of Biomass in America's Energy Future (RBAEF) Project Project ID: 82 Principal Investigator: Michael Wang Brief Description: The mobility chains analysis estimated the energy consumption and emissions associated with the use of various biofuels in light-duty vehicles. Keywords: Well-to-wheels (WTW); ethanol; biofuels; Fischer Tropsch diesel; hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) Purpose The project was a multi-organization, multi-sponsor project to examine the potential of biofuels in the U.S. Argonne was responsible for the well-to-wheels analysis of biofuel production and use.

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop  

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Light Duty Vehicle Light Duty Vehicle Workshop to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on Facebook Tweet about Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on Twitter Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on Google Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on Delicious Rank Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on Digg Find More places to share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop on AddThis.com... Publications Program Publications Technical Publications Educational Publications Newsletter Program Presentations Multimedia Conferences & Meetings Annual Merit Review Proceedings Workshop & Meeting Proceedings

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Progress on DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Milestones Progress on DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions...

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Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol Download the webinar slides from the U.S. Department...

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alternative fuel light-duty vehicles  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Fuel Light-Duty Vehicles Fuel Light-Duty Vehicles T O F E N E R G Y D E P A R T M E N U E N I T E D S T A T S O F A E R I C A M SUMMARY OF RESULTS FROM THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY'S VEHICLE EVALUATION DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS Alternative Fuel Light-Duty Vehicles SUMMARY OF RESULTS FROM THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY'S VEHICLE EVALUATION DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS PEG WHALEN KENNETH KELLY ROB MOTTA JOHN BRODERICK MAY 1996 N T Y A U E O F E N E R G D E P A R T M E N I T E D S T A T S O F A E R I C M Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Light-Duty Vehicles in the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Light-Duty Vehicle Light-Duty Vehicle Search to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search on AddThis.com... Light-Duty Vehicle Search Search our light-duty alternative fuel vehicle database to find and compare alternative fuel vehicles and generate printable reports to aid in decision-making. These vehicles might not qualify for vehicle-acquisition

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Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies  

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Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies Washington, DC Workshop Sponsored by EERE Transportation Cluster July 26, 2010 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy eere.energy.gov 2 * This workshop is intended to be a working meeting for analysts to discuss findings and assumptions because a number of key studies on light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and biofuels have been completed in the past 5 years and the insight gained from their findings would be valuable. * Outcomes: - common understanding of the effects of differing assumptions (today); - agreement on standard assumptions for future studies, where applicable (agreement on some assumptions today, follow-up discussions/meeting may be needed for others); - list of data/information gaps and needed research and studies (a

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Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Studies Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies Presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2010. ldvpathways.pdf...

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Light Duty Vehicle CNG Tanks  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Vehicle CNG Tanks Dane A. Boysen, PhD Program Director Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, US DOE dane.boysen@doe.gov Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing...

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Thermoelectric Opportunities in Light-Duty Vehicles | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Light-Duty Vehicles Overview of thermoelectric (TE) vehicle exhaust heat recovery, TE HVAC systems, and OEM role in establishing guidelines for cost, power density, systems...

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Fueling U.S. Light Duty Diesel Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Light Duty Diesel Vehicles DEER Conference August 23, 2005 Joe Kaufman Manager, Fuel & Vehicle Trends ConocoPhillips NYSE: COP Core Activities * Petroleum & natural gas...

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TTRDC - Light Duty E-Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates  

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Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates Currently available electric-drive vehicles (EDV) in the U.S market include hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and all electric vehicles (AEV). Plug-in Vehicles (PEV) include both PHEV and AEV. HEVs debuted in the U.S. market in December 1999 with 17 sales of the first-generation Honda Insight, while the first PHEV (Chevrolet Volt) and AEV (Nissan Leaf) most recently debuted in December 2010. Electric drive vehicles are offered in several car and SUV models, and a few pickup and van models. Historical sales of HEV, PHEV, and AEV are compiled by Argonne's Center for Transportation Research and reported to the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technology Program Office each month. These sales are shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 1 shows monthly new PHEV and AEV sales by model. Figure 2 shows yearly new HEV sales by model. Figure 3 shows electric drive vehicles sales share of total light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales since 1999. Figure 4 shows HEV and PEV sales change with gasoline price..

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Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

M. Wagner (PI) Paul H. Chambon (Presenter) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

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Hybrid options for light-duty vehicles.  

SciTech Connect

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) offer great promise in improving fuel economy. In this paper, we analyze why, how, and by how much vehicle hybridization can reduce energy consumption and improve fuel economy. Our analysis focuses on efficiency gains associated solely with vehicle hybridization. We do not consider such other measures as vehicle weight reduction or air- and tire-resistance reduction, because such measures would also benefit conventional technology vehicles. The analysis starts with understanding the energy inefficiencies of light-duty vehicles associated with different operation modes in US and Japanese urban and highway driving cycles, with the corresponding energy-saving potentials. The potential for fuel economy gains due to vehicle hybridization can be estimated almost exclusively on the basis of three elements: the reducibility of engine idling operation, the recoverability of braking energy losses, and the capability of improving engine load profiles to gain efficiency associated with specific HEV configurations and control strategies. Specifically, we evaluate the energy efficiencies and fuel economies of a baseline MY97 Corolla-like conventional vehicle (CV), a hypothetical Corolla-based minimal hybrid vehicle (MHV), and a MY98 Prius-like full hybrid vehicle (FHV). We then estimate energy benefits of both MHVs and FHVs over CVs on a performance-equivalent basis. We conclude that the energy benefits of hybridization vary not only with test cycles, but also with performance requirements. The hybrid benefits are greater for ''Corolla (high) performance-equivalent'' vehicles than for ''Prius (low) performance-equivalent'' vehicles. An increasing acceleration requirement would result in larger fuel economy benefits from vehicle hybridization.

An, F., Stodolsky, F.; Santini, D.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: DOE Light Duty Vehicle Workshop  

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Light Duty Vehicle Workshop Light Duty Vehicle Workshop On July 26, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored a Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. Presentations from this workshop appear below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader. Presentations Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Studies (PDF 562 KB), Sam Baldwin, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), DOE Light Duty Vehicle Pathways (PDF 404 KB), Tien Nguyen, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, EERE, DOE Hydrogen Transition Study (PDF 2.6 MB), Paul N. Leiby, David Greene, Zhenhong Lin, David Bowman, and Sujit Das, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Alternative Transportation Technologies: Hydrogen, Biofuels, Advanced Efficiency, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PDF 123 KB), Joan Ogden and Mike Ramage, National Research Council

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric...

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Fueling U.S. Light Duty Diesel Vehicles | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Fueling U.S. Light Duty Diesel Vehicles Fueling U.S. Light Duty Diesel Vehicles 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

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Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DOE Webinar Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol U.S. DOE WEBINAR ON H2 FUELING PROTOCOLS: PARTICIPANTS Rob Burgess Moderator Jesse Schneider TIR J2601,...

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WORKSHOP REPORT:Light-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

WORKSHOP REPORT:Light-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Light-Duty Vehicle Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Benefits & Considerations Heavy-Duty Vehicles Medium-Duty Vehicles

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on AddThis.com... Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods To maintain the Light-Duty Vehicle Search tool, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) gathers vehicle specifications, photos, and

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Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles This document describes the basis for the...

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Outlook for Light-Duty-Vehicle Fuel Demand | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Outlook for Light-Duty-Vehicle Fuel Demand Outlook for Light-Duty-Vehicle Fuel Demand Gasoline and distillate demand impact of the Energy Independance and Security Act of 2007...

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Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat Recovery System for Light-Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Developing a low and high temperature dual thermoelectric generation waste heat recovery system for light-duty vehicles.

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Myths Regarding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demand by Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MythsRegarding Alternative Fuel Vehicte Demand Light-Dutyregulation Myths Regarding Alternative Fuel Vehicle DemandBy00006-6 MYTHS REGARDING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE LIGHT-DUTY

Nesbitt, Kevin; Sperling, Daniel

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles (released in AEO2006)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

A fundamental concern in projecting the future attributes of light-duty vehicles-passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans-is how to represent technological change and the market forces that drive it. There is always considerable uncertainty about the evolution of existing technologies, what new technologies might emerge, and how consumer preferences might influence the direction of change. Most of the new and emerging technologies expected to affect the performance and fuel use of light-duty vehicles over the next 25 years are represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS); however, the potential emergence of new, unforeseen technologies makes it impossible to address all the technology options that could come into play. The previous section of Issues in Focus discussed several potential technologies that currently are not represented in NEMS. This section discusses some of the key technologies represented in NEMS that are expected to be implemented in light-duty vehicles over the next 25 years.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-duty vehicle mpg and market shares report, model year 1988  

SciTech Connect

This issue of Light-Duty Vehicle MPG and Market Shares Report: Model Year 1988 reports the estimated sales-weighted fuel economies, sales, market shares, and other vehicle characteristics of automobiles and light trucks. The estimates are made on a make and model basis, from model year 1976 to model year 1988. Vehicle sales data are used as weighting factors in the sales-weighted estimation procedure. Thus, the estimates represent averages of the overall new vehicle fleet, reflecting the composition of the fleet. Highlights are provided on the trends in the vehicle characteristics from one model year to the next. Analyses are also made on the fuel economy changes to determine the factors which caused the changes. The sales-weighted fuel economy for the new car fleet in model year 1988 showed an improvement of 0.1 mpg from model year 1987, while light trucks showed a 0.2 mpg loss. The 0.2 mpg loss by the light trucks can be attributed to the fact that every light truck size class experienced either losses or no change in their fuel economies from the previous model year, except for the large van size class. Overall, the sales-weighted fuel economy of the entire light-duty vehicle fleet (automobiles and light trucks combined) has remained relatively stable since model year 1986. Domestic light-duty vehicles began to gain popularity over their import counterparts; and light trucks increased their market shares relative to automobiles. Domestic cars regained 0.3% of the automobile market, reversing the previous trend. Similar to the automobile market, domestic light trucks continued to gain popularity over their import counterparts, partly due to the increasing popularity of domestic small vans. 3 refs., 35 figs., 48 tabs.

Hu, P.S.; Williams, L.S.; Beal, D.J.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This table lists the technical targets for onboard hydrogen storage for light-duty vehicles in the FCT Program’s Multiyear Research, Development and Demonstration Plan.

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Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies  

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LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies TRANSPORTATION ENERGY FUTURES SERIES: Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies A Study Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy March 2013 Prepared by ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Argonne, Illinois 60439 managed by U Chicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or

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The Diesel Engine Powering Light-Duty Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

diesel-powered light-duty vehicles 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 Energy Greenhouse effect CO 2 Exhaust gas emissions CO, NO x , HC, PM Importance Environmental driving...

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Impact of Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions on 21st Century Carbon Dioxide Concentrations  

SciTech Connect

The impact of light-duty passenger vehicle emissions on global carbon dioxide concentrations was estimated using the MAGICC reduced-form climate model combined with the PNNL contribution to the CCSP scenarios product. Our central estimate is that tailpipe light duty vehicle emissions of carbon-dioxide over the 21st century will increase global carbon dioxide concentrations by slightly over 12 ppmv by 2100.

Smith, Steven J.; Kyle, G. Page

2007-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobility chains analysis of technologies for passenger cars and light duty vehicles fueled with biofuels : application of the Greet model to project the role of biomass in America's energy future (RBAEF) project.  

SciTech Connect

The Role of Biomass in America's Energy Future (RBAEF) is a multi-institution, multiple-sponsor research project. The primary focus of the project is to analyze and assess the potential of transportation fuels derived from cellulosic biomass in the years 2015 to 2030. For this project, researchers at Dartmouth College and Princeton University designed and simulated an advanced fermentation process to produce fuel ethanol/protein, a thermochemical process to produce Fischer-Tropsch diesel (FTD) and dimethyl ether (DME), and a combined heat and power plant to co-produce steam and electricity using the ASPEN Plus{trademark} model. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) conducted, for the RBAEF project, a mobility chains or well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis using the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model developed at ANL. The mobility chains analysis was intended to estimate the energy consumption and emissions associated with the use of different production biofuels in light-duty vehicle technologies.

Wu, M.; Wu, Y.; Wang, M; Energy Systems

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Summarizes results from a study to identify and demonstrate technical and commercial approaches necessary to accelerate the deployment of zonal TE HVAC systems in light-duty vehicles

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Transient in cab noise investigation on a light duty diesel passenger vehicle.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A diesel engine in cab sound quality for passenger car market is scrutinized more closely than in the mid? to heavy duty diesel truck applications. This is obviously due to the increasing expectations from the customers for gasolinelike sound quality. This paper deals with a sound quality issue recently investigated on a light duty diesel engine for a passenger van application. The objectionable noise complaint occurred during the vehicle transient operating conditions and was found to be caused by the change in the pilot quantity over a very short period of time. The root cause of the noise complaint was investigated on the noise complaint vehicle as well as simultaneously on a standalone engine in the noise test cell. Several critical combustion and performance parameters were recorded for diagnosing the issue. In addition various standard sound quality metrics were employed to differentiate the sound quality of the objectionable noise. The issue was resolved and verified by making appropriate changes to the engine calibration without affecting key requirements such as emissions and fuel economy. Finally the findings from the experimental tests are summarized and appropriate conclusions are drawn with respect to understanding characterizing and resolving this transient combustion related impulsive powertrain interior noise issue.

Dhanesh Purekar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WORKSHOP REPORT:Light-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

some body structure applications, such as shock towers, instrument panels, cross car beams, and interior components. However, to be useful in crash critical front-end...

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1 THE LIGHT-DUTY-VEHICLE FLEET'S EVOLUTION: 2 ANTICIPATING PHEV ADOPTION AND GREENHOUSE GAS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 THE LIGHT-DUTY-VEHICLE FLEET'S EVOLUTION: 2 ANTICIPATING PHEV ADOPTION AND GREENHOUSE GAS 3 patterns ­ and associated petroleum use 33 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ­ can change under different microsimulation, travel behavior modeling, greenhouse gas emissions60 INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION61 Per

Kockelman, Kara M.

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Light Duty Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Systems Analysis  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Bennion, Aaron Brooker, Jeff Gonder, and Matt Thornton National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2009 DOE Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review May 19 th , 2009 Project ID:...

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Program Record 13006 (Offices of Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies: Life-Cycle Costs of Mid-Size Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Program Record (Offices of Vehicle Technologies & Fuel Cell Program Record (Offices of Vehicle Technologies & Fuel Cell Technologies) Record #: 13006 Date: April 24, 2013 Title: Life-cycle Costs of Mid-Size Light-Duty Vehicles Originator: Tien Nguyen & Jake Ward Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Pat Davis Date: April 25, 2013 Items: DOE is pursuing a portfolio of technologies with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and petroleum consumption while being cost-effective. This record documents the assumptions and results of analyses conducted to estimate the life-cycle costs resulting from several fuel/vehicle pathways, for a future mid-size car. The results are summarized graphically in the following figure. Costs of Operation for Future Mid-Size Car

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Fuel Type Fuel Type All Bi-Fuel Natural Gas (16) Bi-Fuel Propane (12) Biodiesel (B20) (11) Electric (13) Flex Fuel (E85) (91) Hybrid Electric (36) Hydrogen (3) Methanol (0) Natural Gas (4) Plug-in Hybrid Electric (10) Propane (2) Manufacturer All Acura (2) Audi (6) BMW (6) Bentley Motors (4) Buick (2) Cadillac (4) Chevrolet (25) Chrysler (3) Coda Automotive (0) Dodge (7) Fiat (1) Fisker Automotive (0) Ford (48) GMC (19) General Motors EV (0) HUMMER (0) Honda (8) Hyundai (2) Infiniti (4) Jaguar (6) Jeep (1) Kia (2) Land Rover (4) Lexus (5) Lincoln (2) Mazda (0) Mazda (0) McLaren (1) Mercedes-Benz (8) Mercury (0) Mitsubishi (1) Nissan (4) Plymouth (0) Porsche (2) QUANTUM-PROCON (0) Ram (5) Saab (0) Saturn (0) Scion (1) Smart (1) Solectria (0) Subaru (1) Tesla (1) Tesla Motors (0) Toyota (10) Vehicle

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Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles  

SciTech Connect

An analysis of the number of stations and vehicles necessary to achieve future goals for sales of ethanol fuel (E85) is presented. Issues related to the supply of ethanol, which may turn out to be of even greater concern, are not analyzed here. A model of consumers decisions to purchase E85 versus gasoline based on prices, availability, and refueling frequency is derived, and preliminary results for 2010, 2017, and 2030 consistent with the president s 2007 biofuels program goals are presented. A limited sensitivity analysis is carried out to indicate key uncertainties in the trade-off between the number of stations and fuels. The analysis indicates that to meet a 2017 goal of 26 billion gallons of E85 sold, on the order of 30% to 80% of all stations may need to offer E85 and that 125 to 200 million flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) may need to be on the road, even if oil prices remain high. These conclusions are tentative for three reasons: there is considerable uncertainty about key parameter values, such as the price elasticity of choice between E85 and gasoline; the future prices of E85 and gasoline are uncertain; and the method of analysis used is highly aggregated it does not consider the potential benefits of regional strategies or the possible existence of market segments predisposed to purchase E85. Nonetheless, the preliminary results indicate that the 2017 biofuels program goals are ambitious and will require a massive effort to produce enough FFVs and ensure widespread availability of E85.

Greene, David L [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector  

SciTech Connect

Considerable research has focused on energy efficiency and fuel substitution options for light-duty vehicles, while much less attention has been given to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, aircraft, marine vessels, trains, pipeline, and off-road equipment. This report brings together the salient findings from an extensive review of literature on future energy efficiency options for these non-light-duty modes. Projected activity increases to 2050 are combined with forecasts of overall fuel efficiency improvement potential to estimate the future total petroleum and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to current levels. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Vyas, A. D.; Patel, D. M.; Bertram, K. M.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Light-Duty Natural-Gas-Fueled Vehicles  

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The purpose of this report is to evaluate and make recommendations concerning technologies that promise to improve the efilciency of compressed natural gas (CNG) light-duty vehicles. Technical targets for CNG automotive technology given in the March 1998 OffIce of Advanced Automotive Technologies research and development plan were used as guidance for this effort. The technical target that necessitates this current study is to validate technologies that enable CNG light vehicles to have at least 10% greater - fuel economy (on a miles per gallon equivalent basis) than equivalent gasoline vehicles by 2006. Other tar- gets important to natural gas (NG) automotive technology and this study are to: (1) increase CNG vehicle range to 380 miles, (2) reduce the incremental vehicle cost (CNG vs gasoline) to $1500, and (3) meet the California ultra low-emission vehicle (ULEV) and Federal Tier 2 emission standards expected to be in effect in 2004.

Staunton, R.H.; Thomas, J.F.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fleet assessment for opportunities to effectively deploy light duty alternative fuel vehicles  

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The City of Detroit conducted an initial program to assess the potential for substitution of vehicles currently in operation with alternative fuel vehicles. A key task involved the development of an operating profile of the participant light truck and van fleets involved in the study. To do this a survey of operators of light duty trucks and vans within the project participant fleets was conducted. These survey results were analyzed to define the potential for substitution of conventional vehicles with alternate fuel vehicles with alternate fuel vehicles and to identify candidates for participation in the Mini-Demonstration portion of the project. The test program involved the deployment of an electric van (two GM Griffon Electric Vans provided by Detroit Edison) at seven Mini-Demonstration sites for a period of four weeks each for test and evaluation. The Technical Work Group then analyzed vehicle performance data and used a questionnaire to obtain impressions and attitudes of the users toward the acceptability of the electric van. The Technical Work Group (TWG) and Management Assessment Group (MAG) then prepared recommendations and an implementation plan to develop further information aimed toward eventual expanded deployment of alternative fuel vehicles within project participant light duty fleets. The MAG concluded that the study had been beneficial in collecting and developing important quantitative information, introducing a set of public fleet managers to alternative fuel vehicle opportunities and features, and had provided specific experience with the Griffon van which provided some indications of requirements in such vehicles if they are to be a normal part of public fleet operations. These included the need for some increase of the mileage range of the Griffon, an improvement in the ride and handling of the Griffon, and several minor'' difficulties experienced with malfunctioning or inconvenient characteristics of the Griffon equipment. 25 figs., 1 tab.

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Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles: Market Issues and Potential Energy and Emissions Impacts  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles: Market Issues and Potential Energy and Emissions Impacts January 2009 Energy Information Administration Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy. Unless referenced otherwise, the information contained herein should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Service Reports are prepared by the Energy Information Administration upon special request and are based on assumptions specified by the requester.

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Retail Infrastructure Costs Comparison for Hydrogen and Electricity for Light-Duty Vehicles: Preprint  

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Both hydrogen and plug-in electric vehicles offer significant social benefits to enhance energy security and reduce criteria and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. However, the rollout of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen retail stations (HRS) requires substantial investments with high risks due to many uncertainties. We compare retail infrastructure costs on a common basis - cost per mile, assuming fueling service to 10% of all light-duty vehicles in a typical 1.5 million person city in 2025. Our analysis considers three HRS sizes, four distinct types of EVSE and two distinct EVSE scenarios. EVSE station costs, including equipment and installation, are assumed to be 15% less than today's costs. We find that levelized retail capital costs per mile are essentially indistinguishable given the uncertainty and variability around input assumptions. Total fuel costs per mile for battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) are, respectively, 21% lower and 13% lower than that for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) under the home-dominant scenario. Including fuel economies and vehicle costs makes FCEVs and BEVs comparable in terms of costs per mile, and PHEVs are about 10% less than FCEVs and BEVs. To account for geographic variability in energy prices and hydrogen delivery costs, we use the Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization and Analysis (SERA) model and confirm the aforementioned estimate of cost per mile, nationally averaged, but see a 15% variability in regional costs of FCEVs and a 5% variability in regional costs for BEVs.

Melaina, M.; Sun, Y.; Bush, B.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy as a Function of Highway Speed  

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The www.fueleconomy.gov website offers information such as window label fuel economy for city, highway, and combined driving for all U.S.-legal light-duty vehicles from 1984 to the present. The site is jointly maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and also offers a considerable amount of consumer information and advice pertaining to vehicle fuel economy and energy related issues. Included with advice pertaining to driving styles and habits is information concerning the trend that as highway cruising speed is increased, fuel economy will degrade. An effort was undertaken to quantify this conventional wisdom through analysis of dynamometer testing results for 74 vehicles at steady state speeds from 50 to 80 mph. Using this experimental data, several simple models were developed to predict individual vehicle fuel economy and its rate of change over the 50-80 mph speed range interval. The models presented require a minimal number of vehicle attributes. The simplest model requires only the EPA window label highway mpg value (based on the EPA specified estimation method for 2008 and beyond). The most complex of these simple model uses vehicle coast-down test coefficients (from testing prescribed by SAE Standard J2263) known as the vehicle Target Coefficients, and the raw fuel economy result from the federal highway test. Statistical comparisons of these models and discussions of their expected usefulness and limitations are offered.

Thomas, John F [ORNL; Hwang, Ho-Ling [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - EXT-12-27320_Idle-Stop_Light_Duty_Passenger_Vehicles.docx  

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7320 7320 Quantifying the Effects of Idle-Stop Systems on Fuel Economy in Light- Duty Passenger Vehicles Jeffrey Wishart Matthew Shirk Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42486 December 2012 DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. References herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise,

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Determination of Single Particle Mass Spectral Signatures from Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions  

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Significant variability was observed in the chemical composition of particles emitted within the different car categories as well as for the same car operating under different driving conditions. ... This increase was also seen for the six TWC passenger cars, which were tested on the FTP and UC cycles (Supplemental Information, Figure S4). ... Given that the majority of those high-emitting vehicles had defective emission control systems (99), it is also likely that they emitted high levels of PM as well. ...

David A. Sodeman; Stephen M. Toner; Kimberly A. Prather

2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Diesel Engine Powering Light-Duty Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Volkwagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany 2004deerschindler.pdf More Documents & Publications Accelerating Light-Duty Diesel...

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Comparative urban drive cycle simulations of light-duty hybrid vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines and emissions controls  

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Electric hybridization is a very effective approach for reducing fuel consumption in light-duty vehicles. Lean combustion engines (including diesels) have also been shown to be significantly more fuel efficient than stoichiometric gasoline engines. Ideally, the combination of these two technologies would result in even more fuel efficient vehicles. However, one major barrier to achieving this goal is the implementation of lean-exhaust aftertreatment that can meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations without heavily penalizing fuel efficiency. We summarize results from comparative simulations of hybrid electric vehicles with either stoichiometric gasoline or diesel engines that include state-of-the-art aftertreatment emissions controls for both stoichiometric and lean exhaust. Fuel consumption and emissions for comparable gasoline and diesel light-duty hybrid electric vehicles were compared over a standard urban drive cycle and potential benefits for utilizing diesel hybrids were identified. Technical barriers and opportunities for improving the efficiency of diesel hybrids were identified.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Present Status and Marketing Prospects of the Emerging Hybrid-Electric and Diesel Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions of New Light-Duty Vehicles in California  

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The subject of future markets for diesel powered and hybrid-as the European market for diesel-powered vehicles grows.of a large market for light duty diesel vehicles. Figure 2

Burke, Andy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Potential of Hybrid and Diesel Powertrains in the U.S. Light-duty Vehicle Market  

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Diesel and hybrid technologies each have the potential to increase light-duty vehicle fuel economy by a third or more without loss of performance, yet these technologies have typically been excluded from technical assessments of fuel economy potential on the grounds that hybrids are too expensive and diesels cannot meet Tier 2 emissions standards. Recently, hybrid costs have come down and the few hybrid makes available are selling well. Diesels have made great strides in reducing particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, and are likely though not certain to meet future standards. In light of these developments, this study takes a detailed look at the market potential of these two powertrain technologies and their possible impacts on light-duty vehicle fuel economy. A nested multinomial logit model of vehicle choice was calibrated to 2002 model year sales of 930 makes, models and engine-transmission configurations. Based on an assessment of the status and outlook for the two technologies, market shares were predicted for 2008, 2012 and beyond, assuming no additional increase in fuel economy standards or other new policy initiatives. Current tax incentives for hybrids are assumed to be phased out by 2008. Given announced and likely introductions by 2008, hybrids could capture 4-7% and diesels 2-4% of the light-duty market. Based on our best guesses for further introductions, these shares could increase to 10-15% for hybrids and 4-7% for diesels by 2012. The resulting impacts on fleet average fuel economy would be about +2% in 2008 and +4% in 2012. If diesels and hybrids were widely available across vehicle classes, makes, and models, they could capture 40% or more of the light-duty vehicle market.

Greene, D.L.

2004-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Myths Regarding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demand by Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets  

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eet demand for alternative-fuel vehicles in California.Britain MYTHS REGARDING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE DEMAND BYinitial market for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). We

Nesbitt, Kevin; Sperling, Daniel

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A techno-economic analysis and optimization of Li-ion batteries for light-duty passenger vehicle electrification  

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A techno-economic analysis and optimization of Li-ion batteries for light-duty passenger vehicle 15213, USA h i g h l i g h t s We analyze EV Li-ion NMC-G battery & pack designs and optimize thickness a b s t r a c t We conduct a techno-economic analysis of Li-ion NMC-G prismatic pouch battery

McGaughey, Alan

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Putting policy in drive : coordinating measures to reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. light-duty vehicles  

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The challenges of energy security and climate change have prompted efforts to reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in light-duty vehicles within the United States. Failures in the market for lower rates of fuel ...

Evans, Christopher W. (Christopher William)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rebound 2007: Analysis of U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Statistics  

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U.S. national time series data on vehicle travel by passenger cars and light trucks covering the period 1966 2007 are used to test for the existence, size and stability of the rebound effect for motor vehicle fuel efficiency on vehicle travel. The data show a statistically significant effect of gasoline price on vehicle travel but do not support the existence of a direct impact of fuel efficiency on vehicle travel. Additional tests indicate that fuel price effects have not been constant over time, although the hypothesis of symmetry with respect to price increases and decreases is not rejected. Small and Van Dender (2007) model of a declining rebound effect with income is tested and similar results are obtained.

Greene, David L [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Duty Diesel Combustion | Department of Energy  

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Light-Duty Diesel Combustion Light-Duty Diesel Combustion 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting...

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Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion | Department of Energy  

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Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Membrane-Based Air Composition Control for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles: A Benefit and Cost Assessment  

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This report presents the methodologies and results of a study conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) to assess the benefits and costs of several membrane-based technologies. The technologies evaluated will be used in automotive emissions-control and performance-enhancement systems incorporated into light-duty diesel vehicle engines. Such engines are among the technologies that are being considered to power vehicles developed under the government-industry Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) from diesel engines have long been considered a barrier to use of diesels in urban areas. Recently, particulate matter (PM) emissions have also become an area of increased concern because of new regulations regarding emissions of particulate matter measuring 2.5 micrometers or less (PM{sub 2.5}). Particulates are of special concern for diesel engines in the PNGV program; the program has a research goal of 0.01 gram per mile (g/mi) of particulate matter emissions under the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) cycle. This extremely low level (one-fourth the level of the Tier II standard) could threaten the viability of using diesel engines as stand-alone powerplants or in hybrid-electric vehicles. The techniques analyzed in this study can reduce NO{sub x} and particulate emissions and even increase the power density of the diesel engines used in light-duty diesel vehicles.

K. Stork; R. Poola

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing light-duty plug-in/plug-out hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles: “Mobile Electricity” technologies and opportunities  

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application of hydrogen and fuel cells in cars and trucks (hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles (H 2 FCVs) not simply as clean carshydrogen on boats using conventional storage technology necessarily help LD fuel-cell cars

Williams, Brett D; Kurani, Kenneth S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion Experiments Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion Experiments 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and...

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Effect of E85 on Tailpipe Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles  

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E85, which consists of nominally 85% fuel grade ethanol and 15% gasoline, must be used in flexible-fuel (or 'flexfuel') vehicles (FFVs) that can operate on fuel with an ethanol content of 0-85%. Published studies include measurements of the effect of E85 on tailpipe emissions for Tier 1 and older vehicles. Car manufacturers have also supplied a large body of FFV certification data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, primarily on Tier 2 vehicles. These studies and certification data reveal wide variability in the effects of E85 on emissions from different vehicles. Comparing Tier 1 FFVs running on E85 to similar non-FFVs running on gasoline showed, on average, significant reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx; 54%), non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs; 27%), and carbon monoxide (CO; 18%) for E85. Comparing Tier 2 FFVs running on E85 and comparable non-FFVs running on gasoline shows, for E85 on average, a significant reduction in emissions of CO (20%), and no significant effect on emissions of non-methane organic gases (NMOGs). NOx emissions from Tier 2 FFVs averaged approximately 28% less than comparable non-FFVs. However, perhaps because of the wide range of Tier 2 NOx standards, the absolute difference in NOx emissions between Tier 2 FFVs and non-FFVs is not significant (P 0.28). It is interesting that Tier 2 FFVs operating on gasoline produced approximately 13% less NMOGs than non-FFVs operating on gasoline. The data for Tier 1 vehicles show that E85 will cause significant reductions in emissions of benzene and butadiene, and significant increases in emissions of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, in comparison to emissions from gasoline in both FFVs and non-FFVs. The compound that makes up the largest proportion of organic emissions from E85-fueled FFVs is ethanol.

Yanowitz, J.; McCormick, R. L.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-vehicle emission measurement of a light-duty diesel van at various speeds at high altitude  

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Abstract As part of the research on the relationship between the speed of a vehicle operating at high altitude and its contaminant emissions, an on-vehicle emission measurement of a light-duty diesel van at the altitudes of 1000 m, 2400 m and 3200 m was conducted. The test vehicle was a 2.8 L turbocharged diesel Ford Transit. Its settings were consistent in all experiments. Regulated gaseous emissions, including CO, HC and NOx, together with particulate matter was measured at nine speeds ranged from 10 km h?1 to 90 km h?1 with 10 km h?1 intervals settings. At each speed, measurement lasted for at least 120 s to ensure the sufficiency and reliability of the collected data. The results demonstrated that at all altitudes, CO and HC emissions decreased as the vehicle speed increased. However both \\{NOx\\} and PM increased with vehicle speed. In terms of the effects of altitude, an increase in CO, HC and PM was observed with the rising of altitude at each vehicle speed. \\{NOx\\} behaved different: emission of \\{NOx\\} initially increased as the vehicle was raised from 1000 m to 2400 m, but it decreased when the vehicle was further elevated to 3200 m.

Xin Wang; Hang Yin; Yunshan Ge; Linxiao Yu; Zhenxian Xu; Chenglei Yu; Xuejiao Shi; Hongkun Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size-resolved engine exhaust aerosol characteristics in a metal foam particulate filter for GDI light-duty vehicle  

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The particulate emissions generated from a side-mounted 2.4 L gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine were evaluated using a metal foam-type gasoline particulate filter (GPF), placed on the downstream of a three-way catalyst. An ULEV legislation-compliant light-duty vehicle was tested under the new European driving cycle (NEDC) and at constant-speed driving conditions. Particle number (PN) concentrations, particulate size distribution and the filtration efficiency of the GPF were evaluated with the condensation particle counter (CPC) and the differential mobility spectrometer (DMS). The PN emissions for the entire NEDC were 1.17E+12 N/km for the base GDI vehicle and 4.99E+11 N/km for the GPF-equipped GDI vehicle, and the filtration efficiency of the GPF was 57%. In particular, the number of sub-23 nm particles formed in the GDI vehicle was substantially reduced, with 97% efficiency. The pressure drop in the metal foam-type GPF was constrained to be below 1.0 kPa at a 120 km/h vehicle speed, and as a result, the fuel economy and the CO2 emission for the GPF-applied vehicle were equivalent to those for the base vehicle.

Kwanhee Choi; Juwon Kim; Ahyun Ko; Cha-Lee Myung; Simsoo Park; Jeongmin Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The USDOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued an RFI seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about fuel cell technology validation, commercial acceleration, and potential deployment strategies for continuous fuel cell rechargers on board light-duty electric vehicle fleets.

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Speed-and Facility-Specific Emission Estimates for On-Road Light-Duty Vehicles based on Real-World Speed Profiles  

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06-1096 Speed- and Facility-Specific Emission Estimates for On-Road Light-Duty Vehicles based on Real-World Speed Profiles By H. Christopher Frey, Ph.D. Professor Department of Civil, Construction demand and land use models such as TransCAD, TranPlan or TRANUS produce average link speed and link VMT

Frey, H. Christopher

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Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles  

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Proper maintenance can help vehicles perform as designed, positively affecting fuel economy, emissions, and the overall drivability. This effort investigates the effect of one maintenance factor, intake air filter replacement, with primary focus on vehicle fuel economy, but also examining emissions and performance. Older studies, dealing with carbureted gasoline vehicles, have indicated that replacing a clogged or dirty air filter can improve vehicle fuel economy and conversely that a dirty air filter can be significantly detrimental to fuel economy. The effect of clogged air filters on the fuel economy, acceleration and emissions of five gasoline fueled vehicles is examined. Four of these were modern vehicles, featuring closed-loop control and ranging in model year from 2003 to 2007. Three vehicles were powered by naturally aspirated, port fuel injection (PFI) engines of differing size and cylinder configuration: an inline 4, a V6 and a V8. A turbocharged inline 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine powered vehicle was the fourth modern gasoline vehicle tested. A vintage 1972 vehicle equipped with a carburetor (open-loop control) was also examined. Results reveal insignificant fuel economy and emissions sensitivity of modern vehicles to air filter condition, but measureable effects on the 1972 vehicle. All vehicles experienced a measured acceleration performance penalty with clogged intake air filters.

Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL] [ORNL; Norman, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Canada's Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

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Vehicle Fuel Economy and GHG Emission Standards Around theVehicle Industry to Reduce GHG Emissions in Canada – Part of2 (After Various Areas of GHG Actual Ethanol Mobile Light “

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Canada’s Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

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Vehicle Fuel Economy and GHG Emission Standards Around theVehicle Industry to Reduce GHG Emissions in Canada – Part of2 (After Various Areas of GHG Actual Ethanol Mobile Light “

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Effect of Gasoline Properties on Exhaust Emissions from Tier 2 Light-Duty Vehicles -- Final Report: Phase 3; July 28, 2008 - July 27, 2013  

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This report covers work the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Office of Automotive Engineering has conducted for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) in support of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). Section 1506 of EPAct requires EPA to produce an updated fuel effects model representing the 2007 light - duty gasoline fleet, including determination of the emissions impacts of increased renewable fuel use. This report covers the exhaust emissions testing of 15 light-duty vehicles with 27 E0 through E20 test fuels, and 4 light-duty flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) on an E85 fuel, as part of the EPAct Gasoline Light-Duty Exhaust Fuel Effects Test Program. This program will also be referred to as the EPAct/V2/E-89 Program based on the designations used for it by the EPA, NREL, and CRC, respectively. It is expected that this report will be an attachment or a chapter in the overall EPAct/V2/E-89 Program report prepared by EPA and NREL.

Whitney, K.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Light-Duty Diesel Combuston  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by Sandia Natonal Laboratories and  University of Wisconsin at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Light-Duty Advanced Diesel Combustion Research | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Light-Duty Advanced Diesel Combustion Research Light-Duty Advanced Diesel Combustion Research Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008...

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Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies - Task 1 Report Technology Evaluation of Hydrogen Light Duty Vehicles  

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This task analyzes the candidate hydrogen-fueled vehicles for near-term use in the Southeastern U.S. The purpose of this work is to assess their potential in terms of efficiency and performance. This report compares conventional, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) with gasoline and hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (ICEs) as well as fuel cell and fuel cell hybrids from a technology as well as fuel economy point of view. All the vehicles have been simulated using the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT). First, some background information is provided on recent American automotive market trends and consequences. Moreover, available options are presented for introducing cleaner and more economical vehicles in the market in the future. In this study, analysis of various candidate hydrogen-fueled vehicles is performed using PSAT and, thus, a brief description of PSAT features and capabilities are provided. Detailed information on the simulation analysis performed is also offered, including methodology assumptions, fuel economic results, and conclusions from the findings.

Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Rousseau, Aymeric

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Emission Targets for Driving Sustainable Mobility with US Light-Duty Vehicles  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many independent scientists warn that if global mean temperatures rise 1?5 °C from 1990 levels due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, risks of extreme climate events and widespread regional ecological and economic impacts will significantly increase (11, 12). ... PHEVs can displace on-road gasoline-powered vehicles and help to meet the defined targets if the average carbon intensity of the remaining conventional and PHEV vehicle mix is less than the LDV g/mile target. ... Keoleian, G. A.; Kar, K.; Manion, M.; Bulkley, J. W. Industrial Ecology of the Automobile: A Life Cycle Assessment; Society of Automotive Engineers: Warrendale, PA, 1997. ...

Hilary G. Grimes-Casey; Gregory A. Keoleian; Blair Willcox

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethanol or Bioelectricity? Life Cycle Assessment of Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Use in Light-Duty Vehicles  

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The remaining unfermented material, which includes lignin, is combusted to generate process heat and electricity. ... Delivered feedstock is combusted within a biomass boiler, generating steam to drive a steam turbine electrical generator, and flue gas to dry delivered feedstock. ... Fossil energy use in the bioenergy pathways is associated primarily with three aspects of the life cycle: (i) in the vehicle cycle (production/disposal) stage, coal and natural gas are used extensively. ...

Jason M. Luk; Mohammad Pourbafrani; Bradley A. Saville; Heather L. MacLean

2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Drive cycle analysis of butanol/diesel blends in a light-duty vehicle.  

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The potential exists to displace a portion of the petroleum diesel demand with butanol and positively impact engine-out particulate matter. As a preliminary investigation, 20% and 40% by volume blends of butanol with ultra low sulfur diesel fuel were operated in a 1999 Mercedes Benz C220 turbo diesel vehicle (Euro III compliant). Cold and hot start urban as well as highway drive cycle tests were performed for the two blends of butanol and compared to diesel fuel. In addition, 35 MPH and 55 MPH steady-state tests were conducted under varying road loads for the two fuel blends. Exhaust gas emissions, fuel consumption, and intake and exhaust temperatures were acquired for each test condition. Filter smoke numbers were also acquired during the steady-state tests.

Miers, S. A.; Carlson, R. W.; McConnell, S. S.; Ng, H. K.; Wallner, T.; LeFeber, J.; Energy Systems; Esper Images Video & Multimedia

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-road emission factors of PM pollutants for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) based on urban street driving conditions  

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An on-road sampling campaign was conducted on two major surface streets (Wilshire and Sunset Boulevards) in Los Angeles, CA, to characterize PM components including metals, trace elements, and organic species for three PM size fractions (PM10–2.5, PM2.5–0.25, and PM0.25). Fuel-based emission factors (mass of pollutant per kg of fuel) were calculated to assess the emissions profile of a light-duty vehicle (LDV) traffic fleet characterized by stop-and-go driving conditions that are reflective of urban street driving. Emission factors for metals and trace elements were highest in PM10–2.5 while emission factors for \\{PAHs\\} and hopanes and steranes were highest in PM0.25. PM2.5 emission factors were also compared to previous freeway, roadway tunnel, and dynamometer studies based on an LDV fleet to determine how various environments and driving conditions may influence concentrations of PM components. The on-road sampling methodology deployed in the current study captured substantially higher levels of metals and trace elements associated with vehicular abrasion (Fe, Ca, Cu, and Ba) and crustal origins (Mg and Al) than previous LDV studies. The semi-volatile nature of \\{PAHs\\} resulted in higher levels of \\{PAHs\\} in the particulate phase for LDV tunnel studies (Phuleria et al., 2006) and lower levels of \\{PAHs\\} in the particulate phase for freeway studies (Ning et al., 2008). With the exception of a few high molecular weight PAHs, the current study's emission factors were in between the LDV tunnel and LDV freeway studies. In contrast, hopane and sterane emission factors were generally comparable between the current study, the LDV tunnel, and LDV freeway, as expected given the greater atmospheric stability of these organic compounds. Overall, the emission factors from the dynamometer studies for metals, trace elements, and organic species are lower than the current study. Lastly, n-alkanes (C19–C40) were quantified and alkane carbon preference indices (CPIs) were determined to be in the range of 1–2, indicating substantial anthropogenic source contribution for surface streets in Los Angeles.

Winnie Kam; James W. Liacos; James J. Schauer; Ralph J. Delfino; Constantinos Sioutas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Combustion Concepts- Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS) for High Efficiency Light Duty Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by Robert Bosch at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about advanced combustion concepts -...

85

Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:“Mobile Electricity” Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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application of hydrogen and fuel cells in cars and trucks (hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles (H 2 FCVs) not simply as clean carshydrogen on boats using conventional storage technology necessarily help LD fuel-cell cars

Williams, Brett D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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application of hydrogen and fuel cells in cars and trucks (hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles (H 2 FCVs) not simply as clean carshydrogen on boats using conventional storage technology necessarily help LD fuel-cell cars

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Cost of Ownership and Well-to-Wheels Carbon Emissions/Oil Use of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated their analysis of the well-to-wheels (WTW) greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, petroleum use, and the cost of ownership (excluding insurance, maintenance, and miscellaneous fees) of vehicle technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce GHG emissions and petroleum consumption. The analyses focused on advanced light-duty vehicle (LDV) technologies such as plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles. Besides gasoline and diesel, alternative fuels considered include natural gas, advanced biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen. The Argonne Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) and Autonomie models were used along with the Argonne and NREL H2A models.

Elgowainy, Mr. Amgad [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Rousseau, Mr. Aymeric [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Wang, Mr. Michael [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ruth, Mr. Mark [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Andress, Mr. David [David Andress & Associates, Inc.; Ward, Jacob [U.S. Department of Energy; Joseck, Fred [U.S. Department of Energy; Nguyen, Tien [U.S. Department of Energy; Das, Sujit [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Comparison of LNT Versus Urea SCR for Light-Duty Diesel...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Comparison of LNT Versus Urea SCR for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles in the U.S. Market Economic Comparison of LNT Versus Urea SCR for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles in the U.S. Market...

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DOE Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty...  

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Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles DOE Targets for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for Light-Duty Vehicles This table lists the technical targets...

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Real-world fuel consumption and CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by driving conditions for light-duty passenger vehicles in China  

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Abstract The increasing discrepancy between on-road and type-approval fuel consumption for \\{LDPVs\\} (light-duty passenger vehicles) has attracted tremendous attention. We measured on-road emissions for 60 \\{LDPVs\\} in three China's cities and calculated their fuel consumption and CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. We further evaluated the impacts of variations in area-averaged speed on relative fuel consumption of gasoline \\{LDPVs\\} for the UAB (urban area of Beijing). On-road fuel consumption under the average driving pattern is 10 ± 2% higher than that normalized to the NEDC (new European driving cycle) cycle for all tested vehicles, and the on-road NEDC-normalized fuel consumption is higher by 30 ± 12% compared to type-approval values for gasoline vehicles. We observed very strong correlations between relative fuel consumption and average speed. Traffic control applied to \\{LDPVs\\} driving within the UAB during weekdays can substantially reduce total fleet fuel consumption by 23 ± 5% during restriction hours by limiting vehicle use and improving driving conditions. Our results confirmed that a new cycle for the type approval test for \\{LDPVs\\} with more real-world driving features is of great necessity. Furthermore, enhanced traffic control measures could play an important role in mitigating real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for \\{LDPVs\\} in China.

Shaojun Zhang; Ye Wu; Huan Liu; Ruikun Huang; Puikei Un; Yu Zhou; Lixin Fu; Jiming Hao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Clean Combustion in Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder...  

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High-Efficiency Clean Combustion in Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Diesel Engines High-Efficiency Clean Combustion in Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Diesel Engines 2010 DOE Vehicle...

92

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty  

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Plug-In Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high efficiency...

94

Feasibility Study Of Advanced Technology Hov Systems: Volume 2b: Emissions Impact Of Roadway-powered Electric Buses, Light-duty Vehicles, And Automobiles  

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EV's, roadway-powered electric automobiles, and light dutyFor Roadway-Powered Electric Automobiles -a---- Range ofFor Roadway-Powered Electric Automobiles Range of Estimated

Miller, Mark A.; Dato, Victor; Chira-chavala, Ted

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies - Task 2 Report Comparison of Performance and Emissions from Near-Term Hydrogen Fueled Light Duty Vehicles  

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An investigation was conducted on the emissions and efficiency from hydrogen blended compressed natural gas (CNG) in light duty vehicles. The different blends used in this investigation were 0%, 15%, 30%, 50%, 80%, 95%, and ~100% hydrogen, the remainder being compressed natural gas. The blends were tested using a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Silverado truck supplied by Arizona Public Services. Tests on emissions were performed using four different driving condition tests. Previous investigation by Don Karner and James Frankfort on a similar Ford F-150 using a 30% hydrogen blend showed that there was substantial reduction when compared to gasoline in carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while the reduction in hydrocarbon (HC) emissions was minimal. This investigation was performed using different blends of CNG and hydrogen to evaluate the emissions reducing capabilities associated with the use of the different fuel blends. The results were then tested statistically to confirm or reject the hypotheses on the emission reduction capabilities. Statistically analysis was performed on the test results to determine whether hydrogen concentration in the HCNG had any effect on the emissions and the fuel efficiency. It was found that emissions from hydrogen blended compressed natural gas were a function of driving condition employed. Emissions were found to be dependent on the concentration of hydrogen in the compressed natural gas fuel blend.

Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Ng, Henry K.; Waller, Thomas

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Health Impacts Program...  

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FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Health Impacts Program - The Collaborative Lubricating Oil Study on Emissions (CLOSE) Project The FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Health Impacts...

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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies  

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Consumer preferences are key to the adoption of new vehicle technologies. Barriers to consumer adoption include price and other obstacles, such as limited driving range and charging infrastructure; unfamiliarity with the technology and uncertainty about direct benefits; limited makes and models with the technology; reputation or perception of the technology; standardization issues; and regulations. For each of these non-cost barriers, this report estimates an effective cost and summarizes underlying influences on consumer preferences, approximate magnitude and relative severity, and assesses potential actions, based on a comprehensive literature review. While the report concludes that non-cost barriers are significant, effective cost and potential market share are very uncertain. Policies and programs including opportunities for drivers to test drive advanced vehicles, general public outreach and information programs, incentives for providing charging and fueling infrastructure, and development of technology standards were examined for their ability to address barriers, but little quantitative data exists on the effectiveness of these measures. This is one in a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for reducing GHGs and petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Stephens, T.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Advanced Clean Cars Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation  

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Advanced Clean Cars Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation ZEV #12;Advanced Clean Cars ZEV Program 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Current Regulation -ZEVs Current Regulation -PHEVs Projected: PHEVs 15Net ­ Blueprint Plan ­ Regional clusters, environmental and economic analysis · Clean Fuels Outlet

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Effect of Gasoline Properties on Exhaust Emissions from Tier 2 Light-Duty Vehicles -- Final Report: Phases 4, 5, & 6; July 28, 2008 - July 27, 2013  

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This report covers work the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Office of Automotive Engineering has conducted for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in support of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). Section 1506 of EPAct requires the EPA to produce an updated fuel effects model representing the 2007 light-duty gasoline fleet, including determination of the emissions impacts of increased renewable fuel use.

Whitney, K.; Shoffner, B.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Energy use and CO2 emissions reduction potential in passenger car fleet using zero emission vehicles and lightweight materials  

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Introduction of \\{ZEVs\\} (zero emission vehicles) and lightweight materials in a conventional steel-intensive internal combustion engine vehicle fleet will affect energy consumption and automotive material requirements. We developed a bottom-up dynamic accounting model of the light-duty vehicle fleet, including vehicle production and disposal, with detailed coverage of powertrains and automotive materials. The model was used to study the potential for energy consumption and CO2 emissions reduction of \\{ZEVs\\} and lightweight materials in the Colombian passenger car fleet from 2010 to 2050. Results indicate that passenger car stock in Colombia is increased by 6.6 times between 2010 and 2050. In the base scenario energy consumption and CO2 emissions are increased by 5.5 and 4.9 times respectively. Lightweighting and battery electric vehicles offer the largest tank-to-wheel energy consumption and CO2 emissions reductions, 48 and 61% respectively, compared to 2050 baseline values. Slow stock turnover and fleet size increment prevent larger reductions. Switching to electric powertrains has larger impact than lightweighting on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Iron and steel remain major materials in new cars. Aluminum consumption increases in all scenarios; while carbon fiber reinforced polymer consumption only increases due to fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle or lightweight vehicle use.

Juan C. González Palencia; Takaaki Furubayashi; Toshihiko Nakata

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization  

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VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) spearheaded the development of clean diesel engine technologies for passenger vehicles in the 1990s, spurring the current reintroduction of highly efficient diesel vehicles into the passenger market. Cummins partnered with VTP to develop a diesel engine that meets the 50-state 2010 emissions standards while boosting vehicle fuel economy by 30% over comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. The Cummins engine is scheduled to debut in 2010 Chrysler sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. VTP-sponsored research demonstrated the ability of diesel passenger vehicles with advanced aftertreatment to meet EPA's stringent Tier II Bin 5 standards, representing an 83% reduction in NOx and more than 87% reduction in

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Light-duty diesel engine development status and engine needs  

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This report reviews, assesses, and summarizes the research and development status of diesel engine technology applicable to light-duty vehicles. In addition, it identifies specific basic and applied research and development needs in light-duty diesel technology and related health areas where initial or increased participation by the US Government would be desirable. The material presented in this report updates information provided in the first diesel engine status report prepared by the Aerospace Corporation for the Department of Energy in September, 1978.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Assessment of costs and benefits of flexible and alternative fuel use in the U.S. transportation sector. Technical report fourteen: Market potential and impacts of alternative fuel use in light-duty vehicles -- A 2000/2010 analysis  

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In this report, estimates are provided of the potential, by 2010, to displace conventional light-duty vehicle motor fuels with alternative fuels--compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), methanol from natural gas, ethanol from grain and from cellulosic feedstocks, and electricity--and with replacement fuels such as oxygenates added to gasoline. The 2010 estimates include the motor fuel displacement resulting both from government programs (including the Clean Air Act and EPACT) and from potential market forces. This report also provides an estimate of motor fuel displacement by replacement and alterative fuels in the year 2000. However, in contrast to the 2010 estimates, the year 2000 estimate is restricted to an accounting of the effects of existing programs and regulations. 27 figs., 108 tabs.

NONE

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of advanced light-duty transportation technologies in the US  

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The need to reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gases is driving a fundamental change toward more efficient, advanced vehicles, and fuels in the transportation sector. The paper reviews the current status of light duty vehicles in the US and discusses policies to improve fuel efficiency, advanced electric drives, and sustainable cellulosic biofuels. The paper describes the cost, technical, infrastructure, and market barriers for alternative technologies, i.e., advanced biofuels and light-duty vehicles, including diesel vehicles, natural-gas vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel-cell electric vehicles. The paper also presents R&D targets and technology validation programs of the US government.

David Andress; Sujit Das; Fred Joseck; T. Dean Nguyen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preferences for alternative fuel vehicles of company car drivers  

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Abstract Costs of car ownership for company cars drivers and private car owners are very different. Car use, car choice decisions and preferences for car characteristics may therefore differ substantially between these two markets. In this paper, we present results of a study on the preferences of company car drivers for alternative fuel vehicles and their characteristics, based on data from an online stated choice experiment in the Netherlands. Results show that, assuming current car characteristics, preferences for alternative fuel vehicles, and for electric and fuel cell cars in particular, are substantially lower than those for the conventional technology. Limited driving ranges, long recharge/refuelling times and limited availability of refuelling opportunities, are to a large extent responsible for this. Preferences for alternative fuel vehicles increase considerably with improvements on these aspects, especially for the hybrid and flexifuel car. Under the current company car tax system in the Netherlands, which favours cleaner technologies, these two car types are even preferred to the conventional technology, assuming equal catalogue prices and personal monthly cost contributions. Comparing results with those from a similar choice experiment among private car owners shows that willingness to pay patterns for AFV improvements regarding driving range, recharge and refuelling times, fuel availability and diversity in AFV supply, are considerably different for company car drivers than for private car owners. Company and private car drivers may therefore react (very) differently to future improvements in AFV technology and fuel availability. We finally show that preferences of company car drivers for fuel cell and electric cars depend to a large extent on annual mileage. Market share simulations show that potential early adopters of electric and fuel cell cars can be found among people with a relatively low annual mileage.

Mark J. Koetse; Anco Hoen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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2002. EPRI, "Advanced Batteries for Electric-Drive Vehicles:12 2.2.2.1 PHEV uncertainties: Batteries andwith big propulsion batteries. However, recent activities (

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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storage, and initial cost barriers—enable hydrogen-fuel-cellHydrogen Economy. New York: Tarcher-Putnam, 2002. ) production, fuel-cell costfuel-cell vehicle fed hydrogen by a stationary reformer reforming natural gas to produce hydrogen at a cost

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., vol 58, 2008, p. 45-54 On-board emission measurement of high loaded light duty vehicles in Algeria  

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; Nejjari et al., 2003, Atek et al., 2004). As a result, many stations of air pollution measurement and Boukadoum, 2005). Vehicle pollutant emissions constitute not only a problem of air quality in big citiesJ. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., vol 58, 2008, p. 45-54 On-board emission measurement of high loaded

Boyer, Edmond

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Technical Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines in North America Technical Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines in North America 2005 Diesel Engine...

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Business Case for Light-Duty Diesels | Department of Energy  

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Business Case for Light-Duty Diesels Business Case for Light-Duty Diesels 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters 2005deergodwin.pdf...

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Electric car Gasoline car  

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ENAC/ Electric car (Renault) Gasoline car (competitors) Gasoline car (Renault) Market shares of an electric vehicle? Electric car (Renault) Gasoline car (competitors) Gasoline car (Renault) Market shares preference survey with choice situation contexts involving gasoline cars (Renault and competitors

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Advanced Technology Light Duty Diesel Aftertreatment System  

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Light duty diesel aftertreatment system consisting of a DOC and selective catalytic reduction catalyst on filter (SCRF), close coupled to the engine with direct gaseous ammonia delivery is designed to reduce cold start NOx and HC emissions

113

NGV and FCV Light Duty Transportation Perspective  

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G G presentation slides: Natural Gas and Fuel Cell Vehicle Light-Duty transportation perspectives Matt Fronk, Matt Fronk & Associates, LLC 1 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 2 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 3 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 4 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 5 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 6 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 7 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G

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The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis -- A Reflexively Designed Survey of New-Car-Buying Multi-Vehicle California Households  

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EV,then we expect 13.3 to 15.2% of all light-duty vehicle sales,EV marketpotential for smaller and shorter range velucles represented by our sampleis about 7%of annual, newhght duty vehicle sales.EV body styles" EVs ICEVs Total PAGE 66 THE HOUSEHOLD MA RKET FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES percent mandatein the year 2003will dependon sales

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion Experiments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Improve the efficiency of diesel engines for light duty applications through technical advances in system optimization.

117

Light duty utility arm startup plan  

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This plan details the methods and procedures necessary to ensure a safe transition in the operation of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) System. The steps identified here outline the work scope and identify responsibilities to complete startup, and turnover of the LDUA to Characterization Project Operations (CPO).

Barnes, G.A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cummins Work Toward Successful Introduction of Light-Duty Clean...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Cummins Work Toward Successful Introduction of Light-Duty Clean Diesel Engines in US Cummins Work Toward Successful Introduction of Light-Duty Clean Diesel Engines in US 2005...

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Fact #847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle Production in 2014- Dataset  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Excel file with dataset for Fact #847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle Production in 2014

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EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground |  

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EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground June 13, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Virginia Tech puts their EcoCar vehicle through the paces at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds. | Credit Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions Virginia Tech puts their EcoCar vehicle through the paces at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds. | Credit Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program What does this project do? EcoCar challenges students to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles by minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions -- while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety and consumer appeal.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing  

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7: April 20, 7: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older on AddThis.com... Fact #567: April 20, 2009 Cars are Growing Older The median age of cars continues to grow in 2008 while the median age of

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Design criteria for the light duty utility arm system end effectors  

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This document provides the criteria for the design of end effectors that will be used as part of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) System. The LDUA System consists of a deployment vehicle, a vertical positioning mast, a light duty multi-axis robotic arm, a tank riser interface and confinement, a tool interface plate, a control system, and an operations control trailer. The criteria specified in this document will apply to all end effector systems being developed for use on or with the LDUA system at the Hanford site. The requirement stipulated in this document are mandatory.

Pardini, A.F.

1995-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Propane-Fueled Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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Propane-Fueled Vehicle Basics Propane-Fueled Vehicle Basics Propane-Fueled Vehicle Basics August 20, 2013 - 9:16am Addthis There are more than 270,000 on-road propane vehicles in the United States and more than 10 million worldwide. Many are used in fleets, including light- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, taxicabs, police cars, and rental and delivery vehicles. Compared with vehicles fueled with conventional diesel and gasoline, propane vehicles can produce significantly fewer harmful emissions. The availability of new light-duty original equipment manufacturer propane vehicles has declined in recent years. However, certified installers can economically and reliably retrofit many light-duty vehicles for propane operation. Propane engines and fueling systems are also available for heavy-duty vehicles such as school buses and street sweepers.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or  

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6: May 7, 2012 6: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? on AddThis.com... Fact #726: May 7, 2012 SUVs: Are They Cars or Trucks? The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards set for model years

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EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency May 23, 2012 - 1:55pm Addthis Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan. Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan. Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program What are the key facts? First year finals of the EcoCAR2 competition conclude today in Los Angeles, CA. For the second and third years of the competition, teams integrate their systems into a "mule" vehicle and refine their vehicles to meet

126

The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis--A Reflively Designed Survey of New-car-buying, Multi-vehicle California Households  

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Gromer, C. New age of the electric car. Popular Mechanics.VEHICLES strongly favor electric cars, but on the other,electric vehicles, if an electric car was available to buy

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis -- A Reflexively Designed Survey of New-Car-Buying Multi-Vehicle California Households  

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Gromer, C Newage of the electric car. Popular Mechanics.VEHICLES strongly favor electric cars, but on the other,electric vehicles, if an electric car wasavailable to buy

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Fact #847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle Production in 2014  

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In 1975, cars were just over 80% of light vehicle production. From the early 1980s to 2005, light trucks were an increasing share of the light vehicles produced. The share of sport utility vehicles...

129

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards  

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Low Emission Vehicle Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards Any new light-duty passenger car, light-duty truck, or medium-duty

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and  

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3: December 13, 3: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #653: December 13, 2010 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground on AddThis.com...

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Modeling demand for electric vehicles: the effect of car users' attitudes and perceptions  

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electric cars and petrol-driven ones and in particular which include the respondents' own cars to electric cars on vehicle preferences. Opinion and perception data are also collected to capture the impact) and currently, few charging stations and infrastructures are available. The electric car user is hence compelled

Bierlaire, Michel

132

A Waste Heat Recovery System for Light Duty Diesel Engines  

SciTech Connect

In order to achieve proposed fuel economy requirements, engines must make better use of the available fuel energy. Regardless of how efficient the engine is, there will still be a significant fraction of the fuel energy that is rejected in the exhaust and coolant streams. One viable technology for recovering this waste heat is an Organic Rankine Cycle. This cycle heats a working fluid using these heat streams and expands the fluid through a turbine to produce shaft power. The present work was the development of such a system applied to a light duty diesel engine. This lab demonstration was designed to maximize the peak brake thermal efficiency of the engine, and the combined system achieved an efficiency of 44.4%. The design of the system is discussed, as are the experimental performance results. The system potential at typical operating conditions was evaluated to determine the practicality of installing such a system in a vehicle.

Briggs, Thomas E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Nafziger, Eric J [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Automatic parallel parking and platooning to redistribute electric vehicles in a car-sharing application  

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subscribers , as well as the electric car-sharing system autolib, comprising 2000 vehicles, 1200 stations for an electric car sharing application. Both perception, planing, control and communication issues are tackled

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

134

Ricardo's ACTION Strategy: An Enabling Light Duty Diesel Technology...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

US Market 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters 2005deergreaney.pdf More Documents & Publications Light-Duty Diesel...

135

Light Duty Diesels in the United States - Some Perspectives ...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Emission Control Technology Review Update on Diesel Exhaust Emission Control Technology and Regulations Light Duty Diesels in the United States - Some Perspectives...

136

Ricardo's ACTION Strategy: An Enabling Light Duty Diesel Technology...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

light duty diesel solutions for the US market Technology Strategy Lowest system cost Engine technology selection Aftertreatment technology selection Control approach & OBD...

137

Mixture Formation in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Presents quantitative measurements of evolution of in-cylinder equivalence ratio distributions in a light-duty engine where wall interactions and strong swirl are significant

138

Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

optimization. deer09stanton.pdf More Documents & Publications Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC Effects of Biomass Fuels...

139

Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion | Department of Energy  

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25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08frazier.pdf More Documents & Publications Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion Exhaust Energy Recovery: 2008 Semi-Mega Merit Review...

140

An Intelligent Video System for Vehicle Localization and Tracking in Police Cars  

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An Intelligent Video System for Vehicle Localization and Tracking in Police Cars Amirali Jazayeri. Particularly, detecting a tracked or stopped vehicle is a crucial task for further examination of suspects, Experimentation Keywords In-Car Video, Tracking, Vehicle Detection, Spatial-Temporal Image, 1D projection

Tuceryan, Mihran

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141

Transportation Energy Futures Series: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehilce Sector  

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COMMERCIAL TRUCKS COMMERCIAL TRUCKS AVIATION MARINE MODES RAILROADS PIPELINES OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector TRANSPORTATION ENERGY FUTURES SERIES: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty-Vehicle Sector A Study Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy February 2013 Prepared by ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Argonne, IL 60439 managed by U Chicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or

142

Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers | Department of...  

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Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers Overview of Volkswagens approach in introducing light-duty diesels to the U.S....

143

Blog Feed: Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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July 29, 2011 July 29, 2011 President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2011. Seated behind the President are at left are auto industry executives and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Innovation President Obama announced a landmark agreement with automakers that sets aggressive new fuel-economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks. Find out how the Energy Department is unleashing innovation that will create jobs and make sure that the fuel-efficient vehicles of the future are made in America.

144

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales  

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1: October 29, 1: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #751: October 29, 2012

145

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Light-Duty Vehicle Thermal...  

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and passenger thermal comfort. Analogous to crash-test dummies, these manikins measure heat loss and skin temperature through numerous sensors, making it possible to efficiently...

146

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Innovation |  

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Innovation New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Innovation July 29, 2011 - 1:48pm Addthis President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2011. Seated behind the President are at left are auto industry executives and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2011. Seated behind the President are at left are auto industry executives and

147

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Computational design and development of a new, lightweight cast alloy for advanced cylinder heads in high-efficiency, light-duty engines FOA 648-3a  

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Presentation given by General Motors at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about computational design and...

148

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars,  

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8: April 27, 8: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Delicious

149

Emission Control Strategy for Downsized Light-Duty Diesels |...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

p-18neely.pdf More Documents & Publications New Diesel Emissions Control Strategy for U.S. Tier 2 Light-Duty Diesel Market Potential in North America EPA Mobile Source Rule Update...

150

Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers  

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Marketing Light-Duty Diesels to U.S. Consumers Norbert Krause Director Engineering and Environmental Office Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 14 th Diesel Engine-Efficiency and...

151

An Activity-Based Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Energy and Emissions Using One-Day Travel Data  

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of light-duty vehicles in Xcel Energy service territory inVehicle Charging in the Xcel Energy Colorado Service

Recker, W. W.; Kang, J. E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line June 15, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will welcome the sponsors and 16 student teams participating in EcoCAR: the NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate student engineering competition that focuses on advanced vehicle technologies that minimize fuel consumption and emissions, to the Finish Line at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. At the Finish Line, Secretary Chu will tour the vehicles on display and speak with the students who engineered and built them. The winner of the overall competition will be announced at the EcoCAR

153

EcoCAR 3 Pushes the Vehicle Efficiency Envelope | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

III Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

154

An Energy Evolution:Alternative Fueled Vehicle Comparisons |...  

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An Energy Evolution:Alternative Fueled Vehicle Comparisons An Energy Evolution:Alternative Fueled Vehicle Comparisons Presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Light Duty Vehicle...

155

Fact #847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle Production in 2014 fotw847web.xlsx More Documents & Publications Fact 848: November 24, 2014 Nearly Three-Fourths of...

156

Vehicle Data for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and Hybrid Fuel Vehicles (HEVs) from the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFCD)  

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The AFDC provides search capabilities for many different models of both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. Engine and transmission type, fuel and class, fuel economy and emission certification are some of the facts available. The search will also help users locate dealers in their areas and do cost analyses. Information on alternative fuel vehicles and on advanced technology vehicles, along with calculators, resale and conversion information, links to incentives and programs such as Clean Cities, and dozens of fact sheets and publications make this section of the AFDC a valuable resource for car buyers.

157

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...

158

Fact #559: February 23, 2009 Light Vehicle Sales per Dealership...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

slightly. Light Duty Sales per Dealership, 1997-2007 Graph showing the light duty automobile sales per dealership from 1997-2007. Dealerships and the average numer of vehicles...

159

Assessing current vehicle performance and simulating the performance of hydrogen and hybrid cars  

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A measure of the efficiency in transforming energy input into transport work is defined and applied to road vehicles as well as to sea, air and rail vehicles for passenger or freight transportation. The insight obtained with this measure is compared with the results of applying the conventional measure of kilometres per unit of energy for current fleets of vehicles. Then, simulation methods are used to assess the performance of fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrids between the two. The latter are found to provide an optimum performance for a small, efficient passenger car.

Bent Sørensen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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161

Urea SCR and DPF System for Tier 2 Diesel Light-Duty Trucks ...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Tier 2 Diesel Light-Duty Trucks Urea SCR and DPF System for Tier 2 Diesel Light-Duty Trucks Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the...

162

SCReaming for Low NOx - SCR for the Light Duty Market | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

SCReaming for Low NOx - SCR for the Light Duty Market SCReaming for Low NOx - SCR for the Light Duty Market Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan....

163

Why Light Duty Diesels Make Sense in the North American Market...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Why Light Duty Diesels Make Sense in the North American Market Why Light Duty Diesels Make Sense in the North American Market Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006,...

164

A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the European Particulate Measurement Programme A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the European...

165

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program...

166

Ultra-Low Sulfur diesel Update & Future Light Duty Diesel | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ultra-Low Sulfur diesel Update & Future Light Duty Diesel Ultra-Low Sulfur diesel Update & Future Light Duty Diesel Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit,...

167

Transient Vehicle Aerodynamics In Four-car Platoons  

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7 Platoon Aerodynamics 7.1 Drag Coefficient . . . . . . . .0 . Savaa. Transient aerodynamics in vehicle interactions:implications in platoon aerodynamics. Master’s thesis,

Chen, A. L.; Savas, Omer; Hedrick, Karl

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Thermoelectric Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicles | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Automotive Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Controls...

169

Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Protocol  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Webinar slides from the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, "Hydrogen Refueling Protocols," held February 22, 2013.

170

Emissions from the European Light Duty Diesel Vehicle During...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DPF Regeneration Events Repeated partial regenerations may cause changes in the mechanical and chemical properties of the PM in the DPF. deer09dwyer.pdf More Documents &...

171

Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Control for Lean Gasoline Engines Advanced PHEV Engine Systems and Emissions Control Modeling and Analysis Reductant Chemistry during LNT Regeneration for a Lean Gasoline Engine...

172

Organic Rankine Cycle for Light Duty Passenger Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Dynamic model of organic Rankine cycle with R245fa working fluid and conservative component efficiencies predict power generation in excess of electrical accessory load demand under highway drive cycle

173

Characteristics of Soot and Particle Size Distribution in the Exhaust of a Common Rail Light-Duty Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Limited studies have been accumulated as to the effects of biodiesel on PSD in light-duty modern diesel engines employed with common rail (CR) injection system and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) that are currently widely used in transportation vehicles in European and U.S. markets. ... 0 diesel, which is commonly used in the Chinese market. ...

Xusheng Zhang; Zhijun Wu; Liguang Li

2012-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

174

Apps for Vehicles: What is the OBD port in my car and what information is  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

the OBD port in my car and what information is the OBD port in my car and what information is available on it? Home > Groups > Developer This question relates to energy hackathons and the OpenXC platform. More information at http://en.openei.org/wiki/Help:Energy_Hackathon_Resources Submitted by Rmckeel on 24 September, 2012 - 10:36 2 answers Points: 1 Modern automobiles are laced with a number of microcontrollers and sensors that monitor and control everything from the throttle position to the ambient air temperature. These devices communicate with each other over a wired in-vehicle network, a CAN bus. The CAN bus is one of the primary components of OBD-II, a vehicle diagnostic standard mandatory for all cars sold in the United States since 1996. The OBD-II standard sends and receives messages on the CAN bus. If you've ever watched your mechanic plug

175

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research Home Page  

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NREL helps industry partners develop the next generation of energy efficient, high performance vehicles and fuels. NREL's transportation research spans from the materials to the systems level. NREL conducts research on the full range of vehicle types, from light-duty passenger cars to heavy-duty freight trucks. NREL's credible transportation research is grounded in real-world data. NREL's integrated approach links automotive technology advances to the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions. NREL researchers examine infrastructure, market conditions and driver behavior, as well as fuels and vehicles. NREL helps put fuel-efficient, low-emission cars and trucks on the road through research and innovation in electric vehicle, biofuel, and conventional automotive technologies. Researchers collaborate with industry

176

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Low Emission Vehicle Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards Under the Oregon LEV Program, all new passenger cars, light-duty trucks,

177

Electric vehicle’s energy consumption of car-following models  

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In this paper, we use the optimal velocity model, full velocity difference model, full velocity and acceleration difference model, and the car-following model with consideration of the traffic interruption probab...

Shichun Yang; Cheng Deng; Tieqiao Tang; Yongsheng Qian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Opportunity Assessment Clean Diesels in the North American Light Duty Market  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

179

Post Mortem of 120k mi Light-Duty Urea SCR and DPF System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

180

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 11002: Number of Cars Equivalent to 100 Metric Tons of Avoided Greenhouse Gases per Year  

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02 Date: January 5, 2011 02 Date: January 5, 2011 Title: Number of Cars Equivalent to 100 Metric Tons of Avoided Greenhouse Gases per Year Originator: Andrea Chew & Tien Nguyen Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Date: January 25, 2011 A conventional mid-size gasoline car emits 0.45 kg of greenhouse gases (GHG) per mile. 1 One hundred (100) metric tons (t) of GHG per year are equivalent to emissions from 17 conventional gasoline cars. Item: The GHG emissions cited above are from an analysis record prepared by the Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies and Vehicle Technologies Programs on life-cycle emissions of greenhouse gases and petroleum use for several light-duty vehicles. 1 For cars that are between 1 and 5 years old, the average mileage is approximately 13,000,

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181

Fuel Savings from Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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NREL's study shows that hybrid electric vehicles can significantly reduce oil imports for use in light-duty vehicles, particularly if drivers switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles overall.

Bennion, K.; Thornton, M.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Light duty utility arm deployment in Hanford tank T-106  

SciTech Connect

An existing gap in the technology for the remediation of underground waste storage tanks filled by the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) System. On September 27 and 30, 1996, the LDUA System was deployed in underground storage tank T-106 at Hanford. The system performed successfully, satisfying all objectives of the in-tank operational test (hot test); performing close-up video inspection of features of tank dome, risers, and wall; and grasping and repositioning in-tank debris. The successful completion of hot testing at Hanford means that areas of tank structure and waste surface that were previously inaccessible are now within reach of remote tools for inspection, waste analysis, and small-scale retrieval. The LDUA System has become a new addition to the arsenal of technologies being applied to solve tank waste remediation challenges.

Kiebel, G.R.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Vehicle purchase and use data matrices: J. D. Power/DOE New Vehicle Owner Surveys  

SciTech Connect

Vehicle purchase and use data collected in two recent surveys from buyers of new 1978 and 1979 cars and light-duty trucks are presented. The survey information is broad in scope, extending from the public awareness of fuel economy information to decision-making in the purchase process, to in-use fuel economy. The survey data consequently have many applications in transportation studies. The objective of this report is to make a general summary of the data base contents available to interested individuals and organizations.

Crawford, R.; Dulla, R.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

CityCarControl : an electric vehicle drive-by-wire solution for distributed steering, braking and throttle control  

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In this paper, we propose CityCarControl, a system to manage the steering, braking, and throttle of a new class of intra-city electric vehicles. These vehicles have a focus on extreme light-weight and a small parking ...

Brown, Thomas B., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2010 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments  

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FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2010 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments Table of Contents Item Page Preface v Vehicle Technologies Advanced Combustion & Emissions Control * Dual-Fuel (Gasoline+Diesel) RCCI Offers High Efficiency and Low Emissions in Engines 1 * Turbocharger Technology to Deliver Better Performance and Reduced Fuel Consumption 2 * Late Intake Valve Closing Improves Tradeoff Between Diesel-Engine Smoke and NO x Emissions 3 * Modeling of Lean NO x Trap Chemistry 4 * Neutron Radiography Non-Destructive Image of EGR Cooler and DPF Build- ups 5 * Accurate Detailed Chemical Kinetic Surrogate Model for Gasoline 6 * Sources of Inefficiency Identified in Light-Duty, Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion 7 * 2010 FreedomCAR Engine Milestone for 45% Brake Thermal Efficiency Met 8

186

Freedom car and vehicle technologies heavy vehicle program : FY 2007 benefits analysis, methodology and results -- final report.  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the approach to estimating the benefits and analysis results for the Heavy Vehicle Technologies activities of the FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) Program of EERE. The scope of the effort includes: (1) Characterizing baseline and advanced technology vehicles for Class 3-6 and Class 7 and 8 trucks, (2) Identifying technology goals associated with the DOE EERE programs, (3) Estimating the market potential of technologies that improve fuel efficiency and/or use alternative fuels, (4) Determining the petroleum and greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated with the advanced technologies. In FY 05 the Heavy Vehicles program activity expanded its technical involvement to more broadly address various sources of energy loss as compared to focusing more narrowly on engine efficiency and alternative fuels. This broadening of focus has continued in subsequent activities. These changes are the result of a planning effort that occurred during FY 04 and 05. (Ref. 1) This narrative describes characteristics of the heavy truck market as they relate to the analysis, a description of the analysis methodology (including a discussion of the models used to estimate market potential and benefits), and a presentation of the benefits estimated as a result of the adoption of the advanced technologies. The market penetrations are used as part of the EERE-wide integrated analysis to provide final benefit estimates reported in the FY07 Budget Request. The energy savings models are utilized by the FCVT program for internal project management purposes.

SIngh, M.; Energy Systems; TA Engineering

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

187

FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2006 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments  

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FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2006 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments Table of Contents Item Page Preface iii Vehicle Technologies Advanced Combustion & Emissions Control * Model of 3D Diesel Particulate Filter Shows Location Where Soot Collects 1 * High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Combustion Achieved at Modal Test Conditions Relevant for Small-Car FTP 2 * KIVA Enhanced for Faster Computations and HCCI Combustion 3 * Durability of a DOC-UREA SCT-DPF System for a Light-Duty Truck Studied for 120,000 Miles 4 Electrical & Electronics * DC/DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles 5 * Silicon-Silicon Carbide Hybrid Inverter 6 Electrochemical Energy Storage * New High-Power Cell Chemistry Identified 7 * Gap Analysis Software Developed 8

188

Mitsubishi iMiEV: An Electric Mini-Car in NREL's Advanced Technology Vehicle Fleet (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet highlights the Mitsubishi iMiEV, an electric mini-car in the advanced technology vehicle fleet at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's fast-charging research efforts, NREL engineers are conducting charge and discharge performance testing on the vehicle. NREL's advanced technology vehicle fleet features promising technologies to increase efficiency and reduce emissions without sacrificing safety or comfort. The fleet serves as a technology showcase, helping visitors learn about innovative vehicles that are available today or are in development. Vehicles in the fleet are representative of current, advanced, prototype, and emerging technologies.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Light-duty Diesels: Clean Enough? | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of 2010 Emissions Regulations over Transient Operation Diesel Passenger Car Technology for Low Emissions and CO2 Compliance 2008 Annual Merit Review Results Summary - 17. Acronyms...

190

Fumigation of alcohol in a light duty automotive diesel engine  

SciTech Connect

A light-duty automotive diesel engine was fumigated with methanol and ethanol in amounts up to 35% and 50% of the total fuel energy respectively. The main purpose of this study was to determine the effect of alcohol (methanol and ethanol) fumigation on engine performance at various operating conditions. Engine fuel efficiency, emissions, smoke, and the occurrence of severe knock were the parameters used to evaluate performance. Raw exhaust particulate and its soluble organic extract were screened for biological activity using the Ames Salmonella typhimurium assay. Results are given for a test matrix made up of twelve steady-state operating conditions. For all conditions except the 1/4 rack (light load) condition, modest thermal efficiency gains were noted upon ethanol fumigation. Methanol showed the same increase at 3/4 and full rack (high load) conditions. However, engine roughness or the occurrence of severe knock limited the maximum amount of alcohol that could be fumigated. Brake specific NO/sub x/ concentrations were found to decrease for all ethanol conditions tested. Oxides of nitrogen emissions, on a volume basis, decreased for all alcohol conditions tested. Based on the limited particulate data analyzed, it appears as though ethanol fumigation, like methanol fumigation, while lowering the mass of particulate emitted, does enhance the biological activity of that particulate.

Broukhiyan, E.M.H.; Lestz, S.S.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Business Case for Light-Duty Diesel in the U.S. | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Diesel in the U.S. Business Case for Light-Duty Diesel in the U.S. 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters 2005deermcmanus.pdf More...

192

Impact of Fuel Properties on Light-Duty Engine Performance and Emissions  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Describes the effects of seven fuels with significantly different fuel properties on a state-of-the-art light-duty diesel engine. Cetane numbers range between 26 and 76 for the investigated fuels.

193

Fuel Effects on Low Temperature Combustion in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Six different fuels were investigated to study the influence of fuel properties on engine out emissions and performance of low temperature premixed compression ignition combustion light-duty HSDI engines

194

Addressing the Challenges of RCCI Operation on a Light-Duty Multi...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Challenges of RCCI Operation on a Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Engine ORNL and UW collaboration in evaluating and developing RCCI operation in fully built multi-cylinder engine...

195

Alternative Transportation Technologies: Hydrogen, Biofuels, Advanced Efficiency, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Light Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2010.

196

Testing Electric Vehicle Demand in `Hybrid Households' Using a Reflexive Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EV market studies In the absence of data on actual sales,EV, then we expect that 16-18%) of annual light-duty vehicle sales

Kurani, Kenneth; Turrentine, Thomas; Sperling, Daniel

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Light Duty Diesels in North America A Huge Opportunity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. DOE's EERE FreedomCar and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Programs.

198

Find and Compare Cars  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

You are here: Find a Car - Home You are here: Find a Car - Home Find and Compare Cars Browse by Model Go Need help choosing a car? woman shopping for car Search by MPG, price, make, body style, and much more with our Power Search Search by Class 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 Small Cars Family Sedans Upscale Sedans Luxury Sedans Large Sedans Hatchbacks Coupes Convertibles Sports/Sporty Cars Station Wagons Pickup Trucks Sport Utility Vehicles Minivans Vans Combined MPG >= 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 Go Browse New Cars sedan Small Cars sedan Sedans coupe Coupes hatchback Hatchbacks sporty car Sporty Cars luxury car Luxury Cars station wagon Wagons minivan Minivans truck Trucks SUV SUVs hybrid Hybrid Vehicles diesel Diesel Vehicles flex-fuel vehicle

199

Safety equipment list for the light duty utility arm system  

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The initial issue (Revision 0) of this Safety Equipment List (SEL) for the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) requires an explanation for both its existence and its being what it is. All LDUA documentation leading up to creation of this SEL, and the SEL itself, is predicated on the LDUA only being approved for use in waste tanks designated as Facility Group 3, i.e., it is not approved for use in Facility Group 1 or 2 waste tanks. Facility Group 3 tanks are those in which a spontaneous or induced hydrogen gas release would be small, localized, and would not exceed 25% of the LFL when mixed with the remaining air volume in the dome space; exceeding these parameters is considered unlikely. Thus, from a NFPA flammable gas environment perspective the waste tank interior is not classified as a hazardous location. Furthermore, a hazards identification and evaluation (HNF-SD-WM-HIE-010, REV 0) performed for the LDUA system concluded that the consequences of actual LDUA system postulated accidents in Flammable Gas Facility Group 3 waste tanks would have either NO IMPACT or LOW IMPACT on the offsite public and onsite worker. Therefore, from a flammable gas perspective, there is not a rationale for classifying any of SSCs associated with the LDUA as either Safety Class (SC) or Safety Significant (SS) SSCs, which, by default, categorizes them as General Service (GS) SSCs. It follows then, based on current PHMC procedures (HNF-PRO-704 and HNF-IP-0842, Vol IV, Section 5.2) for SEL creation and content, and from a flammable gas perspective, that an SEL is NOT REQ@D HOWEVER!!! There is both a precedent and a prudency to capture all SSCS, which although GS, contribute to a Defense-In-Depth (DID) approach to the design and use of equipment in potentially flammable gas environments. This Revision 0 of the LDUA SEL has been created to capture these SSCs and they are designated as GS-DID in this document. The specific reasons for doing this are listed.

Barnes, G.A.

1998-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

200

Light-Duty Diesel Market Potential in North America  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Diesel Engineering General Motors Corporation GM's Long Term Vision Remove the automobile from the energy & environmental equation Reduced Vehicle Emissions and Increased...

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201

Fuel Spray Research on Light-Duty Injection Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

202

Fuel Spray Research on Light-Duty Injection Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

203

Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presented at the U.S. Department of EnergyLight Duty Vehicle Workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2010.

204

Biodiesel Effects on the Operation of U.S. Light Duty Tier 2 Engine and Aftertreatment Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given at 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

205

Development of a dedicated ethanol ultra-low-emissions vehicle (ULEV): Phase 3 report  

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The objective of the 3.5 year project discussed in this report was to develop a commercially competitive vehicle powered by ethanol (or an ethanol blend) that can meet California`s Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) standards and equivalent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) energy efficiency for a light duty passenger car application. This particular report summarizes the third phase of the project, which lasted 12 months. Emissions tests were conducted with advanced after-treatment devices on one of the two, almost identical, test vehicles, a 1993 Ford Taurus flexible fuel vehicle. The report also covers tests on the engine removed from the second Taurus vehicle. This engine was modified for an increased compression ratio, fitted with air assist injectors, and included an advanced engine control system with model-based control.

Dodge, L.; Callahan, T.; Leone, D.; Naegeli, D.; Shouse, K.; Smith, L.; Whitney, K. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)] [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An analysis of hybrid-electric vehicles as the car of the future ; Analysis of HEV vehicles as the car of the future .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis will examine the validity of the benefits of the Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV). With the recent focus on energy initiatives, reflected through Bush's state… (more)

Kang, Heejay

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Detroit Diesel Engine Technology for Light Duty Truck Applications - DELTA Engine Update  

SciTech Connect

The early generation of the DELTA engine has been thoroughly tested and characterized in the virtual lab, during engine dynamometer testing, and on light duty trucks for personal transportation. This paper provides an up-to-date account of program findings. Further, the next generation engine design and future program plans will be briefly presented.

Freese, Charlie

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

208

Development of a Waste Heat Recovery System for Light Duty Diesel Engines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Substantial increases in engine efficiency of a light-duty diesel engine, which require utilization of the waste energy found in the coolant, EGR, and exhaust streams, may be increased through the development of a Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system

209

Development of a dedicated ethanol ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) -- Phase 2 report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this 3.5-year project is to develop a commercially competitive vehicle powered by ethanol (or an ethanol blend) that can meet California`s ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) standards and equivalent corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) energy efficiency for a light-duty passenger car application. The definition of commercially competitive is independent of fuel cost, but does include technical requirements for competitive power, performance, refueling times, vehicle range, driveability, fuel handling safety, and overall emissions performance. This report summarizes the second phase of this project, which lasted 12 months. This report documents two baseline vehicles, the engine modifications made to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) engines, advanced aftertreatment testing, and various fuel tests to evaluate the flammability, lubricity, and material compatibility of the ethanol fuel blends.

Dodge, L.G.; Bourn, G.; Callahan, T.J.; Naegeli, D.W.; Shouse, K.R.; Smith, L.R.; Whitney, K.A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Simulating Study of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition on Light-Duty Diesel Fuel Economy and Emissions Control  

SciTech Connect

We utilize the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) combined with transient engine and aftertreatment component models to simulate the impact of premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) on the fuel economy and emissions of light-duty (LD) diesel-powered conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Our simulated aftertreatment train consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), lean NOx trap (LNT), and catalyzed diesel particulate filter (DPF). The results indicate that utilizing PCCI combustion significantly reduces fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions for the conventional diesel-powered vehicle with NOx and particulate emissions controls. These benefits result from a favorable engine speed-load distribution over the cycle combined with a corresponding reduction in the need to regenerate the LNT and DPF. However, the current PCCI technology appears to offer less potential benefit for diesel HEVs equipped with similar emissions controls. This is because PCCI can only be activated over a relatively small part of the drive cycle. Thus we conclude that future utilization of PCCI in diesel HEVs will require significant extension of the available speed-load range for PCCI and revision of current HEV engine management strategies before significant benefits can be realized.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Apps for Vehicles: Why should I care what data is in my car and what can be  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Why should I care what data is in my car and what can be Why should I care what data is in my car and what can be done with this data (examples)? Home > Groups > Developer This question relates to energy hackathons and the OpenXC platform. More information at http://en.openei.org/wiki/Help:Energy_Hackathon_Resources Submitted by Rmckeel on 24 September, 2012 - 10:36 3 answers Points: 0 The goal of the Open Data initiative is to empower customers to use their data to their individual advantage. An eco-conscious individual may focus on data that reveals how driving patterns affect GHG emissions. Someone interested in vehicle performance may use it to compare engine operations given different oil weights or gasoline octane ratings to determine what engine inputs provide optimal performance. With the magnitude of data

212

Capturing the Usage of the German Car Fleet for a One Year Period to Evaluate the Suitability of Battery Electric Vehicles – A Model based Approach  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The low driving range of battery electric vehicles (BEV) is often considered as relevant reason for the low BEV sales. In order to verify this assumption, the usage of conventional cars in Germany needs to be analyzed. These analyses may help to make more reliable and realistic statements to what extent German cars could be replaced by \\{BEVs\\} without restrictions for their users. Most travel surveys do only consider a single day or a short period of time in the analysis. Longer time periods should be taken into consideration when analyzing the travel data since the daily car usage is not identical every day. Since there are no representative and detailed car usage surveys over longer periods available a hybrid car usage model was developed to close that gap. This model is mainly based on three mobility surveys: the German Mobility Panel (MOP), the car mileage and fuel consumption survey, and the long distance travel survey INVERMO. We show that 13% of the modeled German private car fleet never exceeds 100 km per day during a full year and could be replaced by \\{BEVs\\} without any usage restrictions for their car owners. Another 16% of the modeled private car fleet is driven more than 100 km on 1-4 days during a full year and can be substituted with slight adjustments. These cars are often second cars of a household and used less intensively (6,600 km/year resp. 7600 km/year) than cars not suited for BEV substitution (14,800 km/year). Households that could replace their cars tend to have a lower disposable income. The crux of the matter, however, is that substitution of conventional cars is often not feasible since the mobility budget of BEV suited households tends to be too low or does not make economic sense due to the low annual mileage.

Christine Weiss; Bastian Chlond; Michael Heilig; Peter Vortisch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Toyota Prius Plug-In HEV: A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car in NREL's Advanced Technology Vehicle Fleet (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet highlights the Toyota Prius plug-in HEV, a plug-in hybrid electric car in the advanced technology vehicle fleet at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In partnership with the University of Colorado, NREL uses the vehicle for grid-integration studies and for testing new hardware and charge-management algorithms. NREL's advanced technology vehicle fleet features promising technologies to increase efficiency and reduce emissions without sacrificing safety or comfort. The fleet serves as a technology showcase, helping visitors learn about innovative vehicles that are available today or are in development. Vehicles in the fleet are representative of current, advanced, prototype, and emerging technologies.

Not Available

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Hydrogen Air Fuel Cell Powered Passenger Car Fever — Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle for Efficiency and Range  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Various technologies are used or developed to alleviate the atmospheric pollution due to exhaust gases from the vehicles: catalytic post — treatment, gaseous fuel and electric vehicles. Renault has decided to ...

J. C. Griesemann; D. Corgier; P. Achard…

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Fact #847: November 17, 2014 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

two-wheel drive SUVs with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 6,000 lbs. Fact 847 Dataset Supporting Information Shares of Light Vehicle Production by Type, 1975-2014 Model...

216

Fact #693: September 19, 2011 Average Vehicle Footprint for Cars and Light Trucks  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A vehicle footprint is the area defined by the four points where the tires touch the ground. It is calculated as the product of the wheelbase and the average track width of the vehicle. The...

217

S/EV 91: Solar and electric vehicle symposium, car and trade show. Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings cover the fundamentals of electric vehicles. Papers on the design, testing and performance of the power supplies, drive trains, and bodies of solar and non-solar powered electric vehicles are presented. Results from demonstrations and races are described. Public policy on the economics and environmental impacts of using electric powered vehicles is also presented.

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1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

218

Household Vehicles Energy Use: Latest Data and Trends  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report provides newly available national and regional data and analyzes the nation's energy use by light-duty vehicles. This release represents the analytical component of the report, with a data component having been released in early 2005.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Comparison of Particle Sizing Instrument Technologies for Vehicle Emissions Testing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a PFI engine instead of a GDI engine. However, the responsesemissions from a light-duty GDI vehicle. Aerosol Science andInjection engine (WG-GDI), the 2012 Model Year Mercedes Benz

Chen, Vincent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Tank selection for Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) system hot testing in a single shell tank  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to recommend a single shell tank in which to hot test the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) in Fiscal Year 1996. The LDUA is designed to utilize a 12 inch riser. During hot testing, the LDUA will deploy two end effectors (a High Resolution Stereoscopic Video Camera System and a Still/Stereo Photography System mounted on the end of the arm`s tool interface plate). In addition, three other systems (an Overview Video System, an Overview Stereo Video System, and a Topographic Mapping System) will be independently deployed and tested through 4 inch risers.

Bhatia, P.K.

1995-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Vehicle Technologies Office: Energy Storage  

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Energy Storage Energy Storage Improving the batteries for electric drive vehicles, including hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles, is key to improving vehicles' economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In fact, transitioning to a light-duty fleet of HEVs and PEVs could reduce U.S. foreign oil dependence by 30-60% and greenhouse gas emissions by 30-45%, depending on the exact mix of technologies. For a general overview of electric drive vehicles, see the DOE's Alternative Fuel Data Center's pages on Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Batteries. While a number of electric drive vehicles are available on the market, further improvements in batteries could make them more affordable and convenient to consumers. In addition to light-duty vehicles, some heavy-duty manufacturers are also pursuing hybridization of medium and heavy-duty vehicles to improve fuel economy and reduce idling.

222

Can innovative business models overcome resistance to electric vehicles? Better Place and battery electric cars in Denmark  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper explores the geographical and policy context for an emergent business model from Better Place to deliver battery electric car mobility in Denmark. It argues that the combination of radically different technologies and a highly complex multi-agency operating environment theoretically provide the conditions and requirements for such an emergent business model. While focused on battery electric cars, renewable energy generation and smart grids, the paper has wider applicability to an understanding of the interplay between place, innovation and sustainability which suggests that diverse solutions are likely to be the characteristic solution rather than ubiquity and standardization. The paper argues, however, that the innovative business model, the deployment of electric vehicles, and the use of renewable energy systems, in this case largely based on wind power, while mutually supportive and contributing to wider policy aims with respect to the reduction of carbon emissions, may still fail in the face of entrenched practices. At the theoretical level it is concluded that theorization of business models needs a broader perspective beyond the typical ‘value creation, value capture’ rubric to better understand the wider role such models have in meeting societal goals, and to understand the structural impediments to organizational and technical innovation.

Thomas Budde Christensen; Peter Wells; Liana Cipcigan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Effects of Ethanol and Volatility Parameters on Exhaust Emissions of Light-Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

26-28, 2005 THE EFFECTS OF ETHANOL AND VOLATILITY PARAMETERSare changed to include ethanol. While past studies of theincluding many with ethanol, there are some contradictory

Durbin, T; Miller, J W; Huai, T; Cocker III, D R; Younglove, Y

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Impact of Canada’s Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory suggests that present corn-energy and GHG reduction can result from the introduction of grain-based corn

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Impact of Canada's Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory suggests that present corn-energy and GHG reduction can result from the introduction of grain-based corn

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Impact of Canada’s Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

components, charge reduction, or an alternative refrigerant,refrigerant system. However, more recent work suggests low-leak, reduced charge,

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Impact of Canada's Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

components, charge reduction, or an alternative refrigerant,refrigerant system. However, more recent work suggests low-leak, reduced charge,

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Progress on DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Milestones  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The path to 45 percent peak BTE in FY 2010 includes modern base engine plus enabling technologies demonstrated in FY 2008 plus the recovery of thermal energy from the exhaust and EGR systems

229

Impact of Canada's Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Energy. Argonne, Illinois. Schwarz, W. and J.of Energy. ANL/ ESD-38. January. Argonne, Illinois Watanabe,

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Impact of Canada’s Voluntary Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Energy. Argonne, Illinois. Schwarz, W. and J.of Energy. ANL/ ESD-38. January. Argonne, Illinois Watanabe,

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies and Comparisons for Light-Duty Vehicle Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stetson, N. , Solid Hydrogen Storage Systems for PortableA Review of On-Board Hydrogen Storage Alternatives for FuelA. , Materials for Hydrogen Storage, Materials Today,

Burke, Andrew; Gardnier, Monterey

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies and Comparisons for Light-Duty Vehicle Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Uhlemann, M. , etals. , Hydrogen Storage in Different CarbonEckert, J. , etals. , Hydrogen Storage in Microporous Metal-16, 2003 40. Smalley,E. , Hydrogen Storage Eased, Technology

Burke, Andy; Gardiner, Monterey

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies and Comparisons for Light-Duty Vehicle Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

10 kpsi) in carbon fiber-composite tanks, liquid hydrogen incarbon fiber is the highest cost material component of high pressure compressed gas tanks.

Burke, Andy; Gardiner, Monterey

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

The Diesel Engine Powering Light-Duty Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Volkwagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

235

Light-Duty Vehicle CO2 Targets Consistent with 450 ppm CO2 Stabilization  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We include increased shares of unconventional petroleum such as oil sands in the WTT factors, but assume those processes also have efficiency gains (Table S1 in SI-1). ... In a scenario simulating international trade of biofuel, we allow NA and LA to export ethanol to OECD Europe and China so that each of the four regions has the same volume of biofuel available for LDVs beginning in 2030. ... China and OECD Europe’s glide paths are relaxed by the ethanol imports, increasing 8% and up to 96%, respectively. ...

Sandra L. Winkler; Timothy J. Wallington; Heiko Maas; Heinz Hass

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

236

Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies and Comparisons for Light-Duty Vehicle Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

hydrogen compressor in parallel with their system to compress boil-off gas. In general the system costs

Burke, Andy; Gardiner, Monterey

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Clean Cities 2011 Vehicle Buyer's Guide  

SciTech Connect

The 2011 Clean Cities Light-Duty Vehicle Buyer's Guide is a consumer publication that provides a comprehensive list of commercially available alternative fuel and advanced vehicles in model year 2011. The guide allows for side-by-side comparisons of fuel economy, price, emissions, and vehicle specifications.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Experimental Analysis and Feasibility Study of 1400 CC Diesel Engine Car Converted into Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Using BLDC Hub Motors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract New generation HEV (hybrid electric vehicles) are targeting for reducing exhaust gas pollution by operating in EV (electric vehicle) mode during the stop and go movement in thick traffic conditions at low engine rpm, but run on ICE (Internal Combustion engine) mode at cruising speed on highways. While new Hybrid car concepts are being developed internationally, existing Gasoline and Diesel powered conventional ICE vehicles will be guzzling unwanted pollutants for rest of their life, adding to the menace of global warming. To address the need for conservation of fuel and reducing production of harmful pollutants by millions of cars driven world over, an experimental research work was carried out in the field of conversion of existing diesel or petrol cars in to HEV. Main objective of the research is to reduce consumption of fossil fuel, for preserving it for future generation. An existing 1400 CC Diesel car converted in to experimental HEV prototype has been tested in EV mode at reasonably steady speed on highway and conventional ICE mode, to measure the consumption of fuel to derive the optimum performance benefits. Test results show marked improvement in fuel consumption, when driven in EV mode (for distance covered with single charge) against ICE mode. Amount of fuel saving achieved by proposed HEV methodology deployed for conversion of existing vehicles contributes in equivalent reduction in total quantity of harmful exhaust emission pollutants. The conversion process has been simplified, for implementation on existing cars and new model design of cars with engine capacity higher or lower than 1400 cc.

Sudhir Gupte

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

The keys to the car: Electric and hydrogen vehicles for the 21st century  

SciTech Connect

In this book the author surveys the environmental and economic costs and benefits of alternative fuels, finding that ethanol, methanol, and natural gas can serve, at best, as transitional options. These carbon-based fuels may make the air a bit cleaner, but as they are now produced, they will neither reduce carbon-dioxide emissions enough to slow global climate change nor shrink fuel imports. Electric vehicles will do better. With their use, air pollution would be cut drastically and, if fueled by electricity from natural gas plants or the current mix of electric power plants in the United States, these vehicles would emit only half as much carbon dioxide as gasoline-fueled alternatives. Emissions would fall to zero if the electricity came from photovoltaic, wind, or other renewable energy technologies. Since the nation`s electric power grid is fueled by domestic resources, electric vehicles can also help hold the line on fossil fuel imports. The author explores the status of electric vehicle research and technology--including batteries, flywheels, ultracapacitors, and hydrogen fuel cells--in the United States, Japan, and Europe. To move electric vehicles toward the marketplace in the United States, the author recommends the following policy shifts: reforming fuel prices; shared-cost research and development; infrastructure development; and stimulating the market. 201 refs., 19 figs., 2 tabs.

MacKenzie, J.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

240

Full vehicle dynamics model of a formula SAE racecar using ADAMS/Car  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Texas A&M University Formula SAE program currently has no rigorous method for analyzing or predicting the overall dynamic behavior of the student-designed racecars. The objective of this study is to fulfill this need by creating a full vehicle...

Mueller, Russell Lee

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Car Charging Group Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Car Charging Group, Inc. Place: Miami Beach, Florida Product: Miami Beach, USA based installer of plug-in vehicle charge equipment. References: Car Charging Group, Inc.1 This...

242

Hydrogen Cars and Water Vapor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. This cycle is currently under way with hydrogen fuel cells. As fuel cell cars are suggested as a solutionHydrogen Cars and Water Vapor D.W.KEITHANDA.E.FARRELL'S POLICY FORUM "Rethinking hydrogen cars" (18 misidentified as "zero-emissions vehicles." Fuel cell vehicles emit water vapor. A global fleet could have

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Zero-Emission Vehicle Scenario Cost Analysis Using A Fuzzy Set-Based Framework  

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Now, a portion of the 10% EV sales mandate can be composeda small percentage of EV sales with the ZEV mandate). Withsale of more high-profit, light-duty trucks and sport-utility vehicles under CAFE regulations. EV

Lipman, Timothy Edward

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traveled distance, stock and fuel efficiency of private vehicles in Canada: price elasticities and rebound effect  

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This paper presents estimates of the rebound effect and other elasticities for the Canadian light-duty vehicle fleet using panel data at the provincial level from 1990 to 2004. We estimate a simultaneous three-eq...

Philippe Barla; Bernard Lamonde; Luis F. Miranda-Moreno; Nathalie Boucher

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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vehicle | OpenEI  

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vehicle vehicle Dataset Summary Description Supplemental Tables 48-56 of EIA AEO 2011 Early Release Source EIA Date Released December 08th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords AEO Annual Energy Outlook EIA Energy Information Administration light-duty sales TEF Transportation Energy Futures vehicle Data text/csv icon Light-Duty_Vehicle_Sales_by_Technology_Type.csv (csv, 1.1 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually Time Period 2008-2035 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote

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Piston Bowl Optimization for RCCI Combustion in a Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Engine  

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Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) is an engine combustion strategy that that produces low NO{sub x} and PM emissions with high thermal efficiency. Previous RCCI research has been investigated in single-cylinder heavy-duty engines. The current study investigates RCCI operation in a light-duty multi-cylinder engine at 3 operating points. These operating points were chosen to cover a range of conditions seen in the US EPA light-duty FTP test. The operating points were chosen by the Ad Hoc working group to simulate operation in the FTP test. The fueling strategy for the engine experiments consisted of in-cylinder fuel blending using port fuel-injection (PFI) of gasoline and early-cycle, direct-injection (DI) of diesel fuel. At these 3 points, the stock engine configuration is compared to operation with both the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and custom machined pistons designed for RCCI operation. The pistons were designed with assistance from the KIVA 3V computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. By using a genetic algorithm optimization, in conjunction with KIVA, the piston bowl profile was optimized for dedicated RCCI operation to reduce unburned fuel emissions and piston bowl surface area. By reducing these parameters, the thermal efficiency of the engine was improved while maintaining low NOx and PM emissions. Results show that with the new piston bowl profile and an optimized injection schedule, RCCI brake thermal efficiency was increased from 37%, with the stock EURO IV configuration, to 40% at the 2,600 rev/min, 6.9 bar BMEP condition, and NOx and PM emissions targets were met without the need for exhaust after-treatment.

Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Reitz, Rolf [University of Wisconsin; Kokjohn, Sage [University of Wisconsin, Madison

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Hybrid Cars Now, Fuel Cell Cars Later  

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...Cars Now, Fuel Cell Cars...manufacturer of diesel engines) and an advisor...Power, a fuel cell manufacturer...2). This consumption resulted in...vehicles and fuel cell (FC...combustion engine (ICE) drive...gasoline, or diesel). For each...

Nurettin Demirdöven; John Deutch

2004-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

248

The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis -- A Reflexively Designed Survey of New-Car-Buying Multi-Vehicle California Households  

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electric, $2000 (small vehicle) Zero Emissions Vehicle tax rebate.electric, 60 or miles of range, $4000 Zero Emissions Vehicle tax rebate.tax rebate on LEV). Page12, Hybrid electric vehicles: Both

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

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Medium- and Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Transit Vehicles Trucks Idle Reduction Oil Bypass Filter Airport Ground Support Equipment Medium and Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory Accelerates Powertrain Development  

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ORNL's Vehicle Systems Integration (VSI) Laboratory accelerates the pace of powertrain development by performing prototype research and characterization of advanced systems and hardware components. The VSI Lab is capable of accommodating a range of platforms from advanced light-duty vehicles to hybridized Class 8 powertrains with the goals of improving overall system efficiency and reducing emissions.

None

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

251

On-Road Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions in Mexico  

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The Subsecretaría de Ecología's Office was able to provide vehicle registration information for 10?654 vehicles. ... The groups consisted of all light-duty passenger vehicles, which included vans and sport utility vehicles; light-duty pickup trucks; Eco taxis (ecological taxis are taxis for hire that are required by the Mexican government to be post-1990 gasoline powered and are painted green and white to signify this); post 1990-VW sedans (including any Eco taxis, nicknamed Beetles in the United States); pre-1991 VW sedans (including any painted as if an Eco taxi); gasoline-powered micro-transit buses, diesel-powered transit buses, and trucks larger than pickup trucks. ...

Gary A. Bishop; Donald H. Stedman; Julián de la Garza Castro; Franciso J. Dávalos

1997-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the Impact of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition on Light-Duty Diesel Fuel Economy and Emissions of Particulates and NOx  

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We utilize the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) combined with transient engine and aftertreatment component models implemented in Matlab/Simulink to simulate the effect of premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) on the fuel economy and emissions of light-duty diesel-powered conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Our simulated engine is capable of both conventional diesel combustion (CDC) and premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) over real transient driving cycles. Our simulated aftertreatment train consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), lean NOx trap (LNT), and catalyzed diesel particulate filter (DPF). The results demonstrate that, in the simulated conventional vehicle, PCCI can significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions by reducing the need for LNT and DPF regeneration. However, the opportunity for PCCI operation in the simulated HEV is limited because the engine typically experiences higher loads and multiple stop-start transients that are outside the allowable PCCI operating range. Thus developing ways of extending the PCCI operating range combined with improved control strategies for engine and emissions control management will be especially important for realizing the potential benefits of PCCI in HEVs.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Economic, Energy, and GHG Emissions Impacts of Proposed 2017–2025 Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards in the United States  

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Increases in the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for 2017 to 2025 model year light-duty vehicles are currently under consideration. This analysis uses an economy-wide model with detail in the passenger ...

Karplus, Valerie

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Duty Diesel EngineTechnology to Meet Future Emissions and...  

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Vehicles 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 Gross Vehicle Weight (lb) Combined Cycle MPG (US) . Gasoline Diesel Diesel average +45% MPG benefit Vehicle range...

255

The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis--A Reflively Designed Survey of New-car-buying, Multi-vehicle California Households  

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16. Regional electric vehicles: rebate. high performanceCommunity electric vehicles: lower rebate. priced electric,luxury) * S m a l l Electric Vehicle T a x Rebate Subtract $

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Duty Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Drive Cycle Fuel Economy and Emissions Estimates  

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Vehicle systems simulations using experimental data demonstrate improved modeled fuel economy of 15% for passenger vehicles solely from powertrain efficiency relative to a 2009 PFI gasoline baseline.

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Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Reactivity controlled compression ignition is a low-temperature combustion technique that has been shown, both in computational fluid dynamics modeling and single-cylinder experiments, to obtain diesel-like efficiency or better with ultra-low nitrogen oxide and soot emissions, while operating primarily on gasoline-like fuels. This paper investigates reactivity controlled compression ignition operation on a four-cylinder light-duty diesel engine with production-viable hardware using conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. Experimental results are presented over a wide speed and load range using a systematic approach for achieving successful steady-state reactivity controlled compression ignition combustion. The results demonstrated diesel-like efficiency or better over the operating range explored with low engine-out nitrogen oxide and soot emissions. A peak brake thermal efficiency of 39.0% was demonstrated for 2600 r/min and 6.9 bar brake mean effective pressure with nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by an order of magnitude compared to conventional diesel combustion operation. Reactivity controlled compression ignition emissions and efficiency results are compared to conventional diesel combustion operation on the same engine.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inter-Vehicle Communication with Platooning  

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is the fossil fuel- consumption of vehicles. Hybrid-cars and all-electric cars are being developed to reduce

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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www.steps.ucdavis.edu How vehicle fuel economy improvements can  

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from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles · Role of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) · Relative are very cost- effective Fuel savings more than pays for fuel economy improvements in light-duty vehicles Fuelsavings #12;7 Some cost/benefit estimates FE Improvement, hybrids, PEVs v. a base ICE vehicle over time

California at Davis, University of

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EcoCAR Challenge 2011  

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Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, The Ohio State University and the University of Waterloo Finish Second and Third Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, The Ohio State University and the University of Waterloo Finish Second and Third EcoCAR logo VirginiaTech EcoCAR winner EcoCAR Winner Virginia Tech. View larger image. Students from Virginia Tech University learned last night that their teamwork, perseverance and hard work have led to top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Throughout the three-year competition, the Virginia Tech team hit incremental goals that helped the vehicle achieve fuel efficiency of 81.9 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or 70 percent over the stock vehicle,

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map Photo of Advanced Automotive Manikin Reducing fuel consumption by air conditioning systems is the focus of Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction (VALR) activities at NREL. About 7 billion gallons of fuel-about 5.5% of total national light-duty vehicle fuel use-are used annually just to cool light-duty vehicles in the United States. That's why our VALR team works with industry to help increase fuel economy and reduce tailpipe emissions by reducing the ancillary loads requirements in vehicles while maintaining the thermal comfort of the passengers. Approaches include improved cabin insulation, advanced window systems, advanced cooling and venting systems, and heat generated cooling. Another focus of the VALR project is ADAM, the ADvanced Automotive Manikin

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Accelerating Light-Duty Diesel Sales in the U.S. Market  

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Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. DOE's EERE FreedomCar and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Programs.

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2014 Best and Worst MPG Cars  

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Cars Cars 2014 Most Efficient Cars by EPA Size Class (including Electric Drive Vehicles) 2014 Most Efficient Cars by EPA Size Class (excluding Electric Drive Vehicles) 2014 Least Efficient Cars by EPA Size Class 2014 Most Fuel Efficient Cars (including electric vehicles) EPA Class Vehicle Description Fuel Economy Combined Two-Seaters smart fortwo electric drive Convertible A-1, 55kw DCPM, Electric Vehicle 107* smart fortwo electric drive coupe smart fortwo electric drive coupe A-1, 55kw DCPM, Electric Vehicle 107* Minicompacts Fiat 500e Fiat 500e A-1, 82 kW AC Induction, Electric Vehicle 116* Subcompacts Chevrolet Spark EV Chevrolet Spark EV A-1, 104 kW ACPM, Electric Vehicle< 119* Compacts Ford Focus Electric Ford Focus Electric Automatic (CVT), 107 kW AC Induction, Electric Vehicle

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High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Australia's Green Vehicle Guide | Open Energy Information  

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Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Agency/Company /Organization: Commonwealth of Australia Focus Area: Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency Topics: Analysis Tools, Market Analysis Website: www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au/GVGPublicUI/home.aspx Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/australias-green-vehicle-guide,http:/ Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Fuel Efficiency Standards The Green Vehicle Guide provides information about the environmental performance of new light-duty vehicles sold in Australia, including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption. The Guide includes resources such as a fuel calculator, electric vehicle information and a truck buyers

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Natural gas as a fuel for road vehicles  

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The operation of light duty and heavy duty vehicles on natural gas for vehicles (NGV) is discussed in terms of the fuel combustion differences compared with conventional fuels, and engine design changes needed to match the fuel characteristics of NGV. Engine management system requirements are discussed, emissions performance of NGV-fuelled engines is described and fuel storage and supply issues are considered.

E.E. Milkins; J.D. Edsell

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a dedicated ethanol ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV): Final report  

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The objective of this project was to develop a commercially competitive vehicle powered by ethanol (or an ethanol blend) that can meet California`s ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) standards and equivalent corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) energy efficiency for a light-duty passenger car application. The definition of commercially competitive is independent of fuel cost, but does include technical requirements for competitive power, performance, refueling times, vehicle range, driveability, fuel handling safety, and overall emissions performance. This report summarizes the fourth and final phase of this project, and also the overall project. The focus of this report is the technology used to develop a dedicated ethanol-fueled ULEV, and the emissions results documenting ULV performance. Some of the details for the control system and hardware changes are presented in two appendices that are SAE papers. The demonstrator vehicle has a number of advanced technological features, but it is currently configured with standard original equipment manufacturer (OEM) under-engine catalysts. Close-coupled catalysts would improve emissions results further, but no close-coupled catalysts were available for this testing. Recently, close-coupled catalysts were obtained, but installation and testing will be performed in the future. This report also briefly summarizes work in several other related areas that supported the demonstrator vehicle work.

Dodge, L.; Bourn, G.; Callahan, T.; Grogan, J.; Leone, D.; Naegeli, D.; Shouse, K.; Thring, R.; Whitney, K. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a dedicated ethanol ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) system design  

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The objective of this 3.5 year project is to develop a commercially competitive vehicle powered by ethanol (or ethanol blend) that can meet California`s ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) standards and equivalent corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) energy efficiency for a light-duty passenger car application. The definition of commercially competitive is independent of fuel cost, but does include technical requirements for competitive power, performance, refueling times, vehicle range, driveability, fuel handling safety, and overall emissions performance. This report summarizes a system design study completed after six months of effort on this project. The design study resulted in recommendations for ethanol-fuel blends that shall be tested for engine low-temperature cold-start performance and other criteria. The study also describes three changes to the engine, and two other changes to the vehicle to improve low-temperature starting, efficiency, and emissions. The three engine changes are to increase the compression ratio, to replace the standard fuel injectors with fine spray injectors, and to replace the powertrain controller. The two other vehicle changes involve the fuel tank and the aftertreatment system. The fuel tank will likely need to be replaced to reduce evaporative emissions. In addition to changes in the main catalyst, supplemental aftertreatment systems will be analyzed to reduce emissions before the main catalyst reaches operating temperature.

Bourn, G.; Callahan, T.; Dodge, L.; Mulik, J.; Naegeli, D.; Shouse, K.; Smith, L.; Whitney, K. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information. 2013 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review May 14, 2013 Gurpreet...

272

High-Efficiency Clean Combustion in Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Diesel Engines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

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High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

274

The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis--A Reflively Designed Survey of New-car-buying, Multi-vehicle California Households  

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duty vehicle sales. Additional EV sales to commercial andfor limited range, projected EV sales are very low. Marketinclude any potential EV sales to commercial or government

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, Hydrogen/CNG Blended Fuels Performance Testing in a Ford F-150  

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Federal regulation requires energy companies and government entities to utilize alternative fuels in their vehicle fleets. To meet this need, several automobile manufacturers are producing compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles. In addition, several converters are modifying gasoline-fueled vehicles to operate on both gasoline and CNG (Bifuel). Because of the availability of CNG vehicles, many energy company and government fleets have adopted CNG as their principle alternative fuel for transportation. Meanwhile, recent research has shown that blending hydrogen with CNG (HCNG) can reduce emissions from CNG vehicles. However, blending hydrogen with CNG (and performing no other vehicle modifications) reduces engine power output, due to the lower volumetric energy density of hydrogen in relation to CNG. Arizona Public Service (APS) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (DOE AVTA) identified the need to determine the magnitude of these effects and their impact on the viability of using HCNG in existing CNG vehicles. To quantify the effects of using various blended fuels, a work plan was designed to test the acceleration, range, and exhaust emissions of a Ford F-150 pickup truck operating on 100% CNG and blends of 15 and 30% HCNG. This report presents the results of this testing conducted during May and June 2003 by Electric Transportation Applications (Task 4.10, DOE AVTA Cooperative Agreement DEFC36- 00ID-13859).

James E. Francfort

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Air Quality: Toxics and Transportation  

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://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic #12;Emissions Inventory · MOBILE6 Vehicle Classifications · 1 LDGV Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles (Passenger Cars) · 2 LDGT1 Light-Duty Gasoline Trucks 1 (0-6,000 lbs. GVWR, 0-3,750 lbs. LVW) · 3 LDGT2 Light-Duty Gasoline Trucks 2 (0-6,000 lbs. GVWR, 3,751-5,750 lbs. LVW) · 4 LDGT3 Light-Duty Gasoline Trucks 3 (6

Bertini, Robert L.

277

Alternative Fuel Evaluation Program: Alternative Fuel Light Duty Vehicle Project - Data collection responsibilities, techniques, and test procedures  

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This report describes the data gathering and analysis procedures that support the US Department of Energy`s implementation of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act (AMFA) of 1988. Specifically, test procedures, analytical methods, and data protocols are covered. The aim of these collection and analysis efforts, as mandated by AMFA, is to demonstrate the environmental, economic, and performance characteristics of alternative transportation fuels.

none,

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Future Potential of Hybrid and Diesel Powertrains in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Market  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

279

Commercializing light-duty plug-in/plug-out hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles: “Mobile Electricity” technologies and opportunities  

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fuel-cell power production efficiencies, and engine degradationfuel-cell power production efficiencies, cooling requirements, and engine degradation

Williams, Brett D; Kurani, Kenneth S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Commercializing light-duty plug-in/plug-out hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles: “Mobile Electricity” technologies and opportunities  

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C. E. S. Thomas, "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Pathway to a4-2 incorporates hydrogen and fuel cells into a roadmap thatdevelopment efforts. Hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies are

Williams, Brett D; Kurani, Kenneth S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Commercializing light-duty plug-in/plug-out hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles: “Mobile Electricity” technologies and opportunities  

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power, and heat generation), and grid-side benefits (peakpre-) heat/cool, etc. ); home recharging using off-peak grid

Williams, Brett D; Kurani, Kenneth S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Commercializing light-duty plug-in/plug-out hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles: “Mobile Electricity” technologies and opportunities  

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battery Type Capacity (kWh) Saft Li- Ion Valence LiIon LiIonOvonic NiMH A-hr, 336V) Saft Li-Ion Valence LiIon EEEI

Williams, Brett D; Kurani, Kenneth S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation Fifth Quarterly Report October - December 2003  

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This Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation quarterly report (October-December 2003) details the ongoing fleet evaluation of an oil bypass filter technology by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass filter systems from the puraDYN Corporation. The bypass filters are reported to have engine oil filtering capability of <1 micron and a built-in additive package to facilitate extended oil-drain intervals. To date, the eight buses have accumulated 324,091 test miles. This represents an avoidance of 27 oil changes, which equate to 952 quarts (238 gallons) of new oil not conserved and therefore, 952 quarts of waste oil not generated. To validate the extended oil-drain intervals, an oil-analysis regime is used to evaluate the fitness of the oil for continued service by monitoring the presence of necessary additives, undesirable contaminants, and engine-wear metals. The test fleet has been expanded to include six Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicles with gasoline engines.

Larry Zirker; James Francfort

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview  

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Overview to Overview to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Publications Overview The marketplace for advanced transportation technologies and the focus, direction, and funding of transportation programs are continually changing. The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity's "2005 Overview of Advanced Technology Transportation" (PDF 736 KB) gives the latest information about

285

Testing Electric Vehicle Demand in "Hybrid Households" Using a Reflexive Survey  

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EV market studies In the absenceof data on actual sales,EV, then we expect 16 to 18% annual of of light-duty vehicle salesEV experiments indicate there is still more than adequatepotential marketsfor electric vehicles to have , exceededthe former 1998CARB mandatefor sales

Kurani, Kenneth S.; Turrentine, Thomas; Sperling, Daniel

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

IntelliCarTS: Intelligent Cars Transportation System Ashwin Gumaste, Rahul Singhai and Anirudh Sahoo  

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, cooperation and cost efficiency. These characteristics enable avoidance of collision between vehicles Sahoo Department of Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, PowaiCarTS (Intelligent Car Transport System), a Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) anti-collision mechanism that determines

Sahoo, Anirudha

287

Engine coolant technology, performance, and life for light-duty applications  

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Recently there has been interest by motor vehicle manufacturers in developing longer-lived automotive engine coolants with an emphasis on organic acid technology (OAT). Paradoxically, the lifetime of conventional technology remains largely undefined. Concerns arising from the depleting nature of silicate have led to modern conservative change recommendations of 30,000 to 50,000 miles ({approximately}48,279 to 80,464 km). In the present work, laboratory bench test, engine dynamometer and vehicle service data from traditional silicate, hybrid and nonsilicate coolants are compared and contrasted. A new electrochemical test is used to examine passivation kinetics on aluminum. It is shown that performance and lifetime are independent of chemistry and cannot be generalized. Examples include an American silicate coolant with excellent performance on high-heat-rejecting aluminum (80 W/cm{sup 2}). European and American silicate coolants with performance defined lifetimes in excess of 300,000 miles (482,790 km), and an OAT coolant with laboratory high lead solder protection. It is concluded that the primary benefit of OAT is to meet global specifications that include chemical limitations.

Turcotte, D.E.; Lockwood, F.E. [Valvoline Co., Lexington, KY (United States); Pfitzner, K.K.; Meszaros, L.L. [BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen (Germany); Listebarger, J.K. [Ashland Chemical, Dublin, OH (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Parametric study for a ceramic diesel particulate trap application on a light duty truck  

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The paper presents the results of an experimental evaluation of a number of parameters affecting both the loading and the regeneration conditions of the cellular cordierite diesel particulate filler (DPF), when a cerium based fuel additive is used to enhance regeneration at low temperatures. The parameters studied comprised the size of the filter, its positioning along the exhaust pipe and the additive concentration in the fuel. The results show that filter regeneration was always possible at continuous low speed driving at relatively high filter backpressure levels, with a measurable effect on fuel consumption. On the other hand, the New European Driving Cycle, with alternate urban and extra urban operation of the vehicle, always provides the necessary conditions for trap regeneration, affecting neither the fuel consumption nor the maximum engine power output.

Konstantin Pattas; Nikolas Kyriakis; Zissis Samaras; Theodoros Manikas; Panaylotis Pistikopoulos; William Mustelt; Pierre Rouveirolles

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability  

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Diesel Vehicle Diesel Vehicle Availability to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Availability on AddThis.com... More in this section... Biodiesel Basics Benefits & Considerations Stations Vehicles Availability Emissions Laws & Incentives Diesel Vehicle Availability According to J.D. Power Automotive Forecasting, demand for light-duty diesel vehicles might double in the next 10 years. More auto manufacturers

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U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation - Sixth Quarterly Report, January - March 2004  

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This Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation quarterly report (January-March 2004) details the ongoing fleet evaluation of an oil bypass filter technology by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass filter systems from the puraDYN Corporation. The bypass filters are reported to have engine oil filtering capability of <1 micron and a built-in additive package to facilitate extended oil-drain intervals. This quarter, the heavy-duty buses traveled 88,747 miles, and as of the end of March 2004, the eight buses have accumulated 412,838 total test miles without requiring an oil change. This represents an avoidance of 34 oil changes, which equates to 1,199 quarts (300 gallons) of new oil not consumed and, furthermore, 1,199 quarts of waste oil not generated.

U.S. Department of Energy; Larry Zirker

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in On-Road Vehicle Emissions of Ammonia  

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Trends in On-Road Vehicle Emissions of Ammonia Trends in On-Road Vehicle Emissions of Ammonia Title Trends in On-Road Vehicle Emissions of Ammonia Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2008 Authors Kean, Andrew J., David Littlejohn, George Ban-Weiss, Robert A. Harley, Thomas W. Kirchstetter, and Melissa M. Lunden Journal Atmospheric Environment Abstract Motor vehicle emissions of ammonia have been measured at a California highway tunnel in the San Francisco Bay area. Between 1999 and 2006, light-duty vehicle ammonia emissions decreased by 38 ± 6%, from 640 ± 40 to 400 ± 20 mg kg-1. High time resolution measurements of ammonia made in summer 2001 at the same location indicate a minimum in ammonia emissions correlated with slower-speed driving conditions. Variations in ammonia emission rates track changes in carbon monoxide more closely than changes in nitrogen oxides, especially during later evening hours when traffic speeds are highest. Analysis of remote sensing data of Burgard et al. (Environ Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 7018-7022) indicates relationships between ammonia and vehicle model year, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide. Ammonia emission rates from diesel trucks were difficult to measure in the tunnel setting due to the large contribution to ammonia concentrations in a mixed-traffic bore that were assigned to light-duty vehicle emissions. Nevertheless, it is clear that heavy-duty diesel trucks are a minor source of ammonia emissions compared to light-duty gasoline vehicles.

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U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program: Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation Seventh Quarterly Report April - June 2004  

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This Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation quarterly report (April–June 2004) details the ongoing fleet evaluation of an oil bypass filter technology by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight INEEL four-cycle diesel engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes and six INEEL Chevrolet Tahoes with gasoline engines are equipped with oil bypass filter systems from the puraDYN Corporation. The bypass filters are reported to have engine oil filtering capability of <1 micron and a built-in additive package to facilitate extended oil-drain intervals. This quarter, the eight diesel engine buses traveled 85,632 miles. As of the end of June 2004, the eight buses have accumulated 498,814 miles since the beginning of the test and 473,192 miles without an oil change. This represents an avoidance of 39 oil changes, which equates to 1,374 quarts (343 gallons) of new oil not consumed and, furthermore, 1,374 quarts of waste oil not generated. One bus had its oil changed due to the degraded quality of the engine oil. Also this quarter, the six Tahoe test vehicles traveled 48,193 miles; to date, the six Tahoes have accumulated 109,708 total test miles. The oil for all six of the Tahoes was changed this quarter due to low Total Base Numbers (TBN). The oil used initially in the Tahoe testing was recycled oil; the recycled oil has been replaced with Castrol virgin oil, and the testing was restarted. However, the six Tahoe’s did travel a total of 98,266 miles on the initial engine oil. This represents an avoidance of 26 oil changes, which equates to 130 quarts (32.5 gallons) of new oil not consumed and, consequently, 130 quarts of waste oil not generated. Based on the number of oil changes avoided by the test buses and Tahoes to date, the potential engine oil savings if an oil bypass filter system were used was estimated for the INEEL, DOE complex and all Federal fleets of on-road vehicles. The estimated potential annual engine oil savings for the three fleets are: INEEL – 3,400 gallons, all DOE fleets – 32,000 gallons, and all Federal fleet – 1.7 million gallons.

Larry Zirker; James Francfort; Jordan Fielding

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Biodiesel–Diesel Fuel Blends on Combustion Characteristics in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Using OpenFOAM  

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Investigation of Biodiesel–Diesel Fuel Blends on Combustion Characteristics in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Using OpenFOAM ... (1) In addition, biodiesel can be used in existing compression ignition (CI) or diesel engines with minimal or no modifications because its physicochemical characteristics are very similar to those of fossil diesel. ... However, when CME, PME, and SME are blended with 50 vol % of diesel fuel, the general trend as discussed above is not reproduced. ...

Harun Mohamed Ismail; Hoon Kiat Ng; Suyin Gan; Xinwei Cheng; Tommaso Lucchini

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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DRIVE CYCLE EFFICIENCY AND EMISSIONS ESTIMATES FOR REACTIVITY CONTROLLED COMPRESSION IGNITION IN A MULTI-CYLINDER LIGHT-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE  

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In-cylinder blending of gasoline and diesel to achieve Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) has been shown to reduce NOx and PM emissions while maintaining or improving brake thermal efficiency as compared to conventional diesel combustion (CDC). The RCCI concept has an advantage over many advanced combustion strategies in that by varying both the percent of premixed gasoline and EGR rate, stable combustion can be extended over more of the light-duty drive cycle load range. Changing the percent premixed gasoline changes the fuel reactivity stratification in the cylinder providing further control of combustion phasing and pressure rise rate than the use of EGR alone. This paper examines the combustion and emissions performance of light-duty diesel engine using direct injected diesel fuel and port injected gasoline to carry out RCCI for steady-state engine conditions which are consistent with a light-duty drive cycle. A GM 1.9L four-cylinder engine with the stock compression ratio of 17.5:1, common rail diesel injection system, high-pressure EGR system and variable geometry turbocharger was modified to allow for port fuel injection with gasoline. Engine-out emissions, engine performance and combustion behavior for RCCI operation is compared against both CDC and a premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) strategy which relies on high levels of EGR dilution. The effect of percent of premixed gasoline, EGR rate, boost level, intake mixture temperature, combustion phasing and pressure rise rate is investigated for RCCI combustion for the light-duty modal points. Engine-out emissions of NOx and PM were found to be considerably lower for RCCI operation as compared to CDC and PCCI, while HC and CO emissions were higher. Brake thermal efficiency was similar or higher for many of the modal conditions for RCCI operation. The emissions results are used to estimate hot-start FTP-75 emissions levels with RCCI and are compared against CDC and PCCI modes.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Briggs, Thomas E [ORNL; Cho, Kukwon [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan a route, pick a car and estimate a fuel costs. Subtopics Alternative Fuel Vehicles Batteries Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Bioenergy...

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Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car...  

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Small Car Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Car Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine...

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Vehicle Technologies Office | Department of Energy  

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and more. Read more Buying a New Car? Buying a New Car? Compare gas mileage, emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety data for new and used vehicles. Read more The Vehicle...

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Positive and negative spillover effects from electric car purchase to car use  

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This study reports the results of two online surveys conducted on buyers of conventional combustion engine cars compared to those of electric vehicles in Norway. The results show that electric cars are generally purchased as additional cars, do not contribute to a decrease in annual mileage if the old car is not substituted, and that electric car buyers use the car more often for their everyday mobility. Psychological determinants derived from the theory of planned behavior and the norm-activation theory show a high correlation between the purchase and use stages. Electric car buyers, have lower scores on many determinants of car use, especially awareness of consequences and close determinants of car use.

Christian Andreas Klöckner; Alim Nayum; Mehmet Mehmetoglu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring & Mitigating Electric Vehicle Adoption Barriers.  

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??Transitioning our cars to run on renewable sources of energy is crucial to addressing concerns over energy security and climate change. Electric vehicles (EVs), vehicles… (more)

Tommy, Carpenter

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation (Text Version) |...  

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video Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation highlighting the demonstration of 3D printing to create a working electric vehicle, live during the International Manufacturing...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards  

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Low Emission Vehicle Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards All new passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles

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Hydrogen Storage Requirements for Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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GENERAL MOTORS GENERAL MOTORS HYDROGEN STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLES Brian G. Wicke GM R&D and Planning DOE Hydrogen Storage Workshop August 14-15, 2002 Argonne National Laboratory General Motors Fuel Cell Vehicles * GM fuel cell vehicle Goal - be the first to profitably sell one million fuel cell vehicles * Fuel cell powerplant must be suitable for a broad range of light-duty vehicles (not just niche) * UNCOMPROMISED performance & reliability are REQUIRED * SAFETY IS A GIVEN * Evolutionary and Revolutionary vehicle designs are included-GM AUTONOMY-as long as the customer is (more than) satisfied GENERAL MOTORS AUTONOMY GENERAL MOTORS AUTONOMY General Motors Fuel Cell Vehicles * Focus on PEM fuel cell technology * Must consider entire hydrogen storage & (unique) fuel delivery systems,

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Development of the TV Receiver for Cars  

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Market trends toward personal television sets can be seen with the increasing ownership of television sets and variety of personal likings. There is also a demand for car television receivers. Reception of television on a moving vehicle requires a receiving ...

1. Yashima; M. Ikenishi; T. Ikeda; A. Yamamoto

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

New Vehicle Choice, Fuel Economy and Vehicle Incentives: An Analysis of Hybrid Tax Credits and the Gasoline Tax  

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D. (1985), 'The market share of diesel cars in the USA,diesel passenger cars. Models exploring automotive demand have been aggregate, predicting vehicle market

Martin, Elliott William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Vehicle Choices, Fuel Economy and Vehicle Incentives: An Analysis of Hybrid Tax Credits and Gasoline Tax  

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D. (1985), 'The market share of diesel cars in the USA,diesel passenger cars. Models exploring automotive demand have been aggregate, predicting vehicle market

Martin, Elliot William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Measuring the Emissions of Passing Cars  

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Measuring the Emissions of Passing Cars ... Pollutants found in car exhaust are formed in a number of different ways, depending on the pollutant. ... Of the 307 vehicles with complete data sets,19 126 (41%) showed deliberate tampering, another 77 had defective or missing equipment which may not have been deliberate (such as missing air pump belts), and 261 (85%) of the vehicles failed the tailpipe test. ...

G. A. Bishop; D. H. Stedman

1996-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Cars In Neighborhoods  

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Sperling, quoted in “Electric Car Goals Called Feasible,”automobile- like electric cars; a much longer and morethose eligible to own electric cars. Because the (eventually

Bosselmann, Peter C.; Cullinane, Daniel; Garrison, William L.; Maxey, Carl M.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavioral Response to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and Refueling: Results of California Drive Clinics  

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hydrogen vehicles in public transportation, including taxis. This study exploring fuel cell powered passenger cars

Martin, Elliot W; Shaheen, Susan A; Lipman, T E; Lidicker, Jeffrey

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Powered Commuter Vehicle Sponsored by: Andy Schoenberg, Ph.D. of SunzeeCar LLC. ; Advisor: Kent Udell, Ph. D.  

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an optimal speed of 40 mph. Thep p p graph below depicts the power usage over timeg p p p g for a single stop the system without Regenerative Braking · Convert an Average of 50% of Kineticg Energy Back into Electrical Energy · Increase the Range from 30 miles to 40g miles. (10 mile increase) Testing:g The car was driven

Provancher, William

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STREET CARS IN GLASGOW  

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STREET CARS IN GLASGOW 10.1126/science.12.300.491-a STREET CARS IN GLASGOW. | Journal Article...ocelots, orang-outangs, panthers, raccoons, rhinoceroses...delivery of the property. STREET CARS IN GLASGOW. THE street car...

1900-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Racing - Where Clean Cars Finish First  

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Technology Technology R&D Center INVENTING THE FUTURE. efficient. clean. safe. Green Racing Where Clean Cars Finish First In green racing, speed is a factor, but the overall winner is determined by a formula that also takes the car's environmental footprint into consideration. Race organizers calculated a principal component of each car's score by using Argonne's Greenhouse gas, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model. Research funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Did you know... Opportunity The racetrack is a proving ground that often leads to innovations in consumer vehicles. Green

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Household vehicles energy consumption 1994  

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Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1994 reports on the results of the 1994 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey (RTECS). The RTECS is a national sample survey that has been conducted every 3 years since 1985. For the 1994 survey, more than 3,000 households that own or use some 6,000 vehicles provided information to describe vehicle stock, vehicle-miles traveled, energy end-use consumption, and energy expenditures for personal vehicles. The survey results represent the characteristics of the 84.9 million households that used or had access to vehicles in 1994 nationwide. (An additional 12 million households neither owned or had access to vehicles during the survey year.) To be included in then RTECS survey, vehicles must be either owned or used by household members on a regular basis for personal transportation, or owned by a company rather than a household, but kept at home, regularly available for the use of household members. Most vehicles included in the RTECS are classified as {open_quotes}light-duty vehicles{close_quotes} (weighing less than 8,500 pounds). However, the RTECS also includes a very small number of {open_quotes}other{close_quotes} vehicles, such as motor homes and larger trucks that are available for personal use.

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1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Cooper Union wins Chem-E-Car competition  

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Cooper Union wins Chem-E-Car competition ... At this year’s event, the shoebox-sized vehicles had to transport 350 mL of water exactly 67 feet. ... The challenge was to calculate how much fuel would be needed to power the cars so that the chemical reaction would end and the vehicles would stop on the finish line. ...

RACHEL PETKEWICH

2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

314

Magna E-Car Opening | Department of Energy  

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Magna E-Car Opening Magna E-Car Opening Magna E-Car Opening April 27, 2012 - 4:40pm Addthis Vehicle Technologies Program Manager Patrick B. Davis gets ready to cut the ribbon at Magna E-Car's new electric drive component plant in Michigan. From left: Mike Finney - CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Gary Meyers - VP/General Manager, Magna E-Car USA, LP; Pat Davis; Kevin Pavlov - Chief Operating Officer, Magna E-Car Systems; Marilyn Hoffman, Township Supervisor, Grand Blanc Township, Michigan; Joseph Graves, State Representative 51st District, Michigan House of Representatives; Tim Herman, CEO, The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. | Photo courtesy of Magna E-Car. Vehicle Technologies Program Manager Patrick B. Davis gets ready to cut the ribbon at Magna E-Car's new electric drive component plant in Michigan.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Closed Solicitations  

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Closed Solicitations Closed Solicitations Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date Hydrogen and Fuel Cells- Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Request for Information (RFI) on performance, durability, and cost targets for fuel cells designed for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) applications Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 05/28/2009 06/30/2009 Vehicle Technologies- Vehicle Technologies Recovery Act - Systems Level Technology Development, Integration,and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks (SuperTruck) and Advanced Technology Powertrains For Light-Duty Vehicles (ATP-LD) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 06/09/2009 09/09/2009 Crosscutting U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 03/30/2010 05/21/2010

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Heavy Duty Vehicle Futures Analysis.  

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This report describes work performed for an Early Career Research and Development project. This project developed a heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) sector model to assess the factors influencing alternative fuel and efficiency technology adoption. This model builds on a Sandia light duty vehicle sector model and provides a platform for assessing potential impacts of technological advancements developed at the Combustion Research Facility. Alternative fuel and technology adoption modeling is typically developed around a small set of scenarios. This HDV sector model segments the HDV sector and parameterizes input values, such as fuel prices, efficiencies, and vehicle costs. This parameterization enables sensitivity and trade space analyses to identify the inputs that are most associated with outputs of interest, such as diesel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus this analysis tool enables identification of the most significant HDV sector drivers that can be used to support energy security and climate change goals.

Askin, Amanda Christine; Barter, Garrett; West, Todd H.; Manley, Dawn Kataoka

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions Control Failures in Passenger Cars  

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5 5 Emissions Control Failures in Passenger Cars Two measures of car model malfunction probability, fraction of cars over 1% CO (y-axis) and average CO concentration of all cars (x-axis), demonstrate that five 1987-89 car models (14 year-model combinations) have a malfunction probability several times that of all other models. When an automobile's emissions control system fails, it may be because that model is more prone to failure than others, according to a study conducted by the Center's Energy Analysis Program and Marc Ross of the University of Michigan. This finding goes against the conventional wisdom that improper maintenance or deliberate disabling of the emissions systems by car owners is the cause of "high-emitting" vehicles. The results may provide clean-air

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Assessment of the effect of low viscosity oils usage on a light duty diesel engine fuel consumption in stationary and transient conditions  

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Abstract Regarding the global warming due to CO2 emissions, the crude oil depletion and its corresponding rising prices, \\{OEMs\\} are exploring different solutions to increase the internal combustion engine efficiency, among which, the use of Low Viscosity Oils (LVO) represents one attractive cost-effective way to accomplish this goal. Reported in terms of fuel consumption, the effect of LVO is round 2%, depending on the test conditions, especially if the test has taken place in laboratory or “on road” conditions. This study presents the fuel consumption benefits of a commercial 5W20, compared against higher SAE grade oils, on a light duty diesel engine, when it is running under motored test, stationary fired test and the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

Vicente Macián; Bernardo Tormos; Vicente Bermúdez; Leonardo Ramírez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of E85 on RCCI Performance and Emissions on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine - SAE World Congress  

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This paper investigates the effect of E85 on load expansion and FTP modal point emissions indices under reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) operation on a light-duty multi-cylinder diesel engine. A General Motors (GM) 1.9L four-cylinder diesel engine with the stock compression ratio of 17.5:1, common rail diesel injection system, high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and variable geometry turbocharger was modified to allow for port fuel injection with gasoline or E85. Controlling the fuel reactivity in-cylinder by the adjustment of the ratio of premixed low-reactivity fuel (gasoline or E85) to direct injected high reactivity fuel (diesel fuel) has been shown to extend the operating range of high-efficiency clean combustion (HECC) compared to the use of a single fuel alone as in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) or premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI). The effect of E85 on the Ad-hoc federal test procedure (FTP) modal points is explored along with the effect of load expansion through the light-duty diesel speed operating range. The Ad-hoc FTP modal points of 1500 rpm, 1.0bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP); 1500rpm, 2.6bar BMEP; 2000rpm, 2.0bar BMEP; 2300rpm, 4.2bar BMEP; and 2600rpm, 8.8bar BMEP were explored. Previous results with 96 RON unleaded test gasoline (UTG-96) and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) showed that with stock hardware, the 2600rpm, 8.8bar BMEP modal point was not obtainable due to excessive cylinder pressure rise rate and unstable combustion both with and without the use of EGR. Brake thermal efficiency and emissions performance of RCCI operation with E85 and ULSD is explored and compared against conventional diesel combustion (CDC) and RCCI operation with UTG 96 and ULSD.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing  

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Transportation Association Conference Transportation Association Conference Vancouver, Canada December 2005 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing Jim Francfort U.S. Department of Energy - FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity INL/CON-05-00964 Presentation Outline * Background & goals * Testing partners * Hybrid electric vehicle testing - Baseline performance testing (new HEV models) - 1.5 million miles of HEV fleet testing (160k miles per vehicle in 36 months) - End-of-life HEV testing (rerun fuel economy & conduct battery testing @ 160k miles per vehicle) - Benchmark data: vehicle & battery performance, fuel economy, maintenance & repairs, & life-cycle costs * WWW information location Background * Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - part of the

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CarPal: interconnecting overlay networks for a community-driven shared mobility  

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of running vehicles by increasing the number of passengers per car amongst medium/big communities like and pollution, reduces trip expenses by alternating the use of the personal vehicle amongst different drivers.1007/978-3-642-15640-3_20 #12;find the closest car to pick. The same economical/ecological advantage of car pooling applies

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Concept of actuation and control for the EO smart connecting car (EO scc)  

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This paper describes the mechanical structure, electrical layout and control concept of the four-wheeled electric vehicle EO smart connecting car (EO scc). This car is able to change its shape, a feature provided by a foldable chassis, which also allows ... Keywords: car docking, drive by-wire, extended maneuverability, modular electric car, morphology, road train, wheel hub motor

Michael Jahn; Martin Schröer; Yong-Ho Yoo; Mehmed Yüksel; Frank Kirchner

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full documents available at: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regulations.htm EPA's section of the Preamble for the Light-Duty GHG Rule (see pp. 388-396)  

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of the Preamble for the Light-Duty GHG Rule (see pp. 388-396) III.H. What are the Estimated Cost, Economic, and Other Impacts of the Program? In this section, EPA presents the costs and impacts of EPA's GHG program. It is important to note that NHTSA's CAFE standards and EPA's GHG standards will both be in effect, and each

Edwards, Paul N.

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CAR-TO-CAR AND CAR-TO-INFRASTRUCTURE  

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are therefore embedding such mechanisms into our autonomous electric car developed at INRIA (CyCab). NEMO

Boyer, Edmond

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Hydrogen-Enhanced Natural Gas Vehicle Program  

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The project objective is to demonstrate the viability of HCNG fuel (30 to 50% hydrogen by volume and the remainder natural gas) to reduce emissions from light-duty on-road vehicles with no loss in performance or efficiency. The City of Las Vegas has an interest in alternative fuels and already has an existing hydrogen refueling station. Collier Technologies Inc (CT) supplied the latest design retrofit kits capable of converting nine compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled, light-duty vehicles powered by the Ford 5.4L Triton engine. CT installed the kits on the first two vehicles in Las Vegas, trained personnel at the City of Las Vegas (the City) to perform the additional seven retrofits, and developed materials for allowing other entities to perform these retrofits as well. These vehicles were used in normal service by the City while driver impressions, reliability, fuel efficiency and emissions were documented for a minimum of one year after conversion. This project has shown the efficacy of operating vehicles originally designed to operate on compressed natural gas with HCNG fuel incorporating large quantities of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). There were no safety issues experienced with these vehicles. The only maintenance issue in the project was some rough idling due to problems with the EGR valve and piping parts. Once the rough idling was corrected no further maintenance issues with these vehicles were experienced. Fuel economy data showed no significant changes after conversion even with the added power provided by the superchargers that were part of the conversions. Driver feedback for the conversions was very favorable. The additional power provided by the HCNG vehicles was greatly appreciated, especially in traffic. The drivability of the HCNG vehicles was considered to be superior by the drivers. Most of the converted vehicles showed zero oxides of nitrogen throughout the life of the project using the State of Nevada emissions station.

Hyde, Dan; Collier, Kirk

2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and Physical Properties from Primary On-Road Vehicle ParticleEmissions And Their Implications for Climate Change  

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During the summers of 2004 and 2006, extinction and scattering coefficients of particle emissions inside a San Francisco Bay Area roadway tunnel were measured using a combined cavity ring-down and nephelometer instrument. Particle size distributions and humidification were also measured, as well as several gas phase species. Vehicles in the tunnel traveled up a 4% grade at a speed of approximately 60 km h{sup -1}. The traffic situation in the tunnel allows the apportionment of emission factors between light duty gasoline vehicles and diesel trucks. Cross-section emission factors for optical properties were determined for the apportioned vehicles to be consistent with gas phase and particulate matter emission factors. The absorption emission factor (the absorption cross-section per mass of fuel burned) for diesel trucks (4.4 {+-} 0.79 m{sup 2} kg{sup -1}) was 22 times larger than for light-duty gasoline vehicles (0.20 {+-} 0.05 m{sup 2} kg{sup -1}). The single scattering albedo of particles - which represents the fraction of incident light that is scattered as opposed to absorbed - was 0.2 for diesel trucks and 0.3 for light duty gasoline vehicles. These facts indicate that particulate matter from motor vehicles exerts a positive (i.e., warming) radiative climate forcing. Average particulate mass absorption efficiencies for diesel trucks and light duty gasoline vehicles were 3.14 {+-} 0.88 m{sup 2} g{sub PM}{sup -1} and 2.9 {+-} 1.07 m{sup 2} g{sub PM}{sup -1}, respectively. Particle size distributions and optical properties were insensitive to increases in relative humidity to values in excess of 90%, reinforcing previous findings that freshly emitted motor vehicle particulate matter is hydrophobic.

Strawa, A.W.; Kirchstetter, T.W.; Hallar, A.G.; Ban-Weiss, G.A.; McLaughlin, J.P.; Harley, R.A.; Lunden, M.M.

2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends – New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts  

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In 2007, almost 60% of sales from an average light vehicle dealership were new cars. New car sales declined to 52.3% of a dealership's sales in 2009, when service/parts rose to 15.7% and used...

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Reducing Emissions Associated with Electric Vehicles  

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A century ago the electric car (now more frequently called electric vehicle or ... development of lithium ion battery technology, the electric car once again offers to be the ideal ... transport pollution problem...

Laurence Sparke OAM

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1991 natural gas vehicle challenge: Developing dedicated natural gas vehicle technology  

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An engineering research and design competition to develop and demonstrate dedicated natural gas-powered light-duty trucks, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Challenge, was held June 6--11, 1191, in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Energy, Mines, and Resources -- Canada (EMR), the Society of Automative Engineers (SAE), and General Motors Corporation (GM), the competition consisted of rigorous vehicle testing of exhaust emissions, fuel economy, performance parameters, and vehicle design. Using Sierra 2500 pickup trucks donated by GM, 24 teams of college and university engineers from the US and Canada participated in the event. A gasoline-powered control testing as a reference vehicle. This paper discusses the results of the event, summarizes the technologies employed, and makes observations on the state of natural gas vehicle technology.

Larsen, R.; Rimkus, W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Davies, J. (General Motors of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON (Canada)); Zammit, M. (AC Rochester, NY (United States)); Patterson, P. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1991 natural gas vehicle challenge: Developing dedicated natural gas vehicle technology  

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An engineering research and design competition to develop and demonstrate dedicated natural gas-powered light-duty trucks, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Challenge, was held June 6--11, 1191, in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Energy, Mines, and Resources -- Canada (EMR), the Society of Automative Engineers (SAE), and General Motors Corporation (GM), the competition consisted of rigorous vehicle testing of exhaust emissions, fuel economy, performance parameters, and vehicle design. Using Sierra 2500 pickup trucks donated by GM, 24 teams of college and university engineers from the US and Canada participated in the event. A gasoline-powered control testing as a reference vehicle. This paper discusses the results of the event, summarizes the technologies employed, and makes observations on the state of natural gas vehicle technology.

Larsen, R.; Rimkus, W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Davies, J. [General Motors of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON (Canada); Zammit, M. [AC Rochester, NY (United States); Patterson, P. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility Study Of Advanced Technology Hov Systems: Volume 2b: Emissions Impact Of Roadway-powered Electric Buses, Light-duty Vehicles, And Automobiles  

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Gas-fired: Simple Turbine Combined Turbine Cogen-Turbine Boiler Coal-fired: Conventional CFB IGCC Oil-fired: ResidualGas-fired Simple Turbine Combined Turbine Cogen-Turbine Boiler Coal-fired CFB IGCC Conventional Oil-fired Residual

Miller, Mark A.; Dato, Victor; Chira-chavala, Ted

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasible Café Standard Increases Using Emerging Diesel and Hybrid-Electric Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States  

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USING EMERGING DIESEL AND HYBRID-ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES FORusing Emerging Diesel and Hybrid- Electric Technologies forusing Emerging Diesel and Hybrid- Electric Technologies for

Burke, Andy; Abeles, Ethan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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4 demonstration of a plug-in diesel-electric HUMVEE by thediesel max output (kW) continuous/Me- kW type efficiency electric

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasible CAFE Standard Increases Using Emerging Diesel and Hybrid-Electric Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States  

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USING EMERGING DIESEL AND HYBRID-ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES FORusing Emerging Diesel and Hybrid- Electric Technologies forusing Emerging Diesel and Hybrid- Electric Technologies for

Burke, Andy; Abeles, Ethan C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Present Status and Marketing Prospects of the Emerging Hybrid-Electric and Diesel Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions of New Light-Duty Vehicles in California  

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OF THE EMERGING HYBRID-ELECTRIC AND DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES TOof the Emerging Hybrid-Electric and Diesel Technologies tomodern clean diesel engines and hybrid-electric powertrains

Burke, Andy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:“Mobile Electricity” Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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fuel-cell power production efficiencies, and engine degradationfuel-cell power production efficiencies, cooling requirements, and engine degradation

Williams, Brett D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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fuel-cell power production efficiencies, and engine degradationfuel-cell power production efficiencies, cooling requirements, and engine degradation

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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C. E. S. Thomas, "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Pathway to a4-2 incorporates hydrogen and fuel cells into a roadmap thatdevelopment efforts. Hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies are

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:“Mobile Electricity” Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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C. E. S. Thomas, "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Pathway to a4-2 incorporates hydrogen and fuel cells into a roadmap thatdevelopment efforts. Hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies are

Williams, Brett D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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power, and heat generation), and grid-side benefits (peakpre-) heat/cool, etc. ); home recharging using off-peak grid

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:“Mobile Electricity” Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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power, and heat generation), and grid-side benefits (peakpre-) heat/cool, etc. ); home recharging using off-peak grid

Williams, Brett D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:“Mobile Electricity” Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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battery Type Capacity (kWh) Saft Li- Ion Valence LiIon LiIonOvonic NiMH A-hr, 336V) Saft Li-Ion Valence LiIon EEEI

Williams, Brett D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management  

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battery Type Capacity (kWh) Saft Li- Ion Price EDrive PriusPM synchron AC PM synchron AC Saft Li-Ion Valence LiIon EEEI

Williams, Brett D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - Household Transportation report: Household Vehicles Energy  

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4 4 Transportation logo printer-friendly version logo for Portable Document Format file Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1994 August 1997 Release Next Update: EIA has discontinued this series. Based on the 1994 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) - survey series has been discontinued Only light-duty vehicles and recreational vehicles are included in this report. EIA has excluded motorcycles, mopeds, large trucks, and buses. Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1994 reports on the results of the 1994 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey (RTECS). The RTECS is a national sample survey that has been conducted every 3 years since 1985. For the 1994 survey, more than 3,000 households that own or use

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FY 2004 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization  

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HEAVY HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 FY 2004 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Approved by Dr. Sidney Diamond Technology Area Development Specialist February 2005 Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program FY 2004 Annual Report iii Contents Foreword by Dr. Sidney Diamond, FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy ................................. 1 I. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction......................................................................................................

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How Will You Shop for Your Next Vehicle? | Department of Energy  

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How Will You Shop for Your Next Vehicle? How Will You Shop for Your Next Vehicle? How Will You Shop for Your Next Vehicle? July 28, 2011 - 11:41am Addthis On Monday, Shannon talked about how she's been using the online tools from the Advanced Technology Vehicle Data Center (AFDC) to help her decide what type of highly efficient vehicle may be best for her household. The AFDC provides excellent information such as a Light Duty Vehicle Search, an Alternative Fueling Station Locator, and a Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles section. All of these are helpful if you're wondering what type of vehicle can fit your needs while using the least possible amount of gasoline. In June, Eric's post Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future shared the latest in gasoline, electric, and hybrid vehicle labels. How about you? Are you starting to research vehicles, and if so, what tools

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Carbonyl Emissions from Gasoline and Diesel Motor Vehicles  

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In the present study we describe measurements of gas- and particle-phase carbonyl emissions from light-duty gasoline (LDV) and heavy-duty diesel (HDDV) motor vehicles operated on a chassis dynamometer under realistic driving cycles. ... Vehicles were tested under a five-mode driving cycle (HHDDT, heavy heavy-duty diesel truck) consisting of 30-min idle, 17-min creep, and 11-min transient stages and two cruise stages of 34 and 31 min, with a top speed of 65 miles h?1 for the second cruise (30). ... In general, as the volatility of the carbonyl decreased, so did the PUF/total particulate carbonyl ratio. ...

Chris A. Jakober; Michael A. Robert; Sarah G. Riddle; Hugo Destaillats; M. Judith Charles; Peter G. Green; Michael J. Kleeman

2008-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Use Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles  

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A recent study that included 21 vehicles found that in general, g/mi emissions levels for regulated pollutants were highest for the CBD cycle, followed by the HDT cycle. ... Here g/mi NOx from the HDT and WVT driving cycles is plotted against NOx on the CBD cycle for all of the vehicles included in this paper that were tested on more than one of these driving cycles. ... The heavy-duty diesel EPM contained a higher proportion of OC than that from the light-duty diesels. ...

Janet Yanowitz; Robert L. McCormick; Michael S. Graboski

2000-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Fuel Characteristics on High Efficiency Clean Combustion (HECC) in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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An experimental study was performed to understand fuel property effects on low temperature combustion (LTC) processes in a light-duty diesel engine. These types of combustion modes are often collectively referred to as high efficiency clean combustion (HECC). A statistically designed set of research fuels, the Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines (FACE), were used for this study. Engine conditions consistent with low speed cruise (1500 rpm, 2.6 bar BMEP) were chosen for investigating fuel property effects on HECC operation in a GM 1.9-L common rail diesel engine. The FACE fuel matrix includes nine combinations of fuel properties including cetane number (30 to 55), aromatic contents (20 to 45 %), and 90 % distillation temperature (270 to 340 C). HECC operation was achieved with high levels of EGR and adjusting injection parameters, e.g. higher fuel rail pressure and single injection event, which is also known as Premixed Charge Compression Ignition (PCCI) combustion. Engine performance, pollutant emissions, and details of the combustion process are discussed in this paper. Cetane number was found to significantly affect the combustion process with variations in the start of injection (SOI) timing, which revealed that the ranges of SOI timing for HECC operation and the PM emission levels were distinctively different between high cetane number (55) and low cetane number fuels (30). Low cetane number fuels showed comparable levels of regulated gas emissions with high cetane number fuels and had an advantage in PM emissions.

Cho, Kukwon [ORNL; Han, Manbae [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Sluder, Scott [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethanol Blends and Engine Operating Strategy Effects on Light-Duty Spark-Ignition Engine Particle Emissions  

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Spark ignition (SI) engines with direct injection (DI) fueling can improve fuel economy and vehicle power beyond that of port fuel injection (PFI). Despite this distinct advantage, DI fueling often increases particle emissions such that SI exhaust may be subject to future particle emissions regulations. Challenges in controlling particle emissions arise as engines encounter varied fuel composition such as intermediate ethanol blends. Furthermore, modern engines are operated using unconventional breathing strategies with advanced cam-based variable valve actuation systems. In this study, we investigate particle emissions from a multi-cylinder DI engine operated with three different breathing strategies, fueling strategies and fuels. The breathing strategies are conventional throttled operation, early intake valve closing (EIVC) and late intake valve closing (LIVC); the fueling strategies are single injection DI (sDI), multi-injection DI (mDI), and PFI; and the fuels are emissions certification gasoline, E20 and E85. The results indicate the dominant factor influencing particle number concentration emissions for the sDI and mDI strategies is the fuel injection timing. Overly advanced injection timing results in particle formation due to fuel spray impingement on the piston, and overly retarded injection timing results in particle formation due to poor fuel and air mixing. In addition, fuel type has a significant effect on particle emissions for the DI fueling strategies. Gasoline and E20 fuels generate comparable levels of particle emissions, but E85 produces dramatically lower particle number concentration. The particle emissions for E85 are near the detection limit for the FSN instrument, and particle number emissions are one to two orders of magnitude lower for E85 relative to gasoline and E20. We found PFI fueling produces very low levels of particle emissions under all conditions and is much less sensitive to engine breathing strategy and fuel type than the DI fueling strategies. The particle number-size distributions for PFI fueling are of the same order for all of the breathing strategies and fuel types and are one to two orders lower than for the sDI fuel injection strategy with gasoline and E20. Remarkably, the particle emissions for E85 under the sDI fueling strategy are similar to particle emissions with a PFI fueling strategy. Thus by using E85, the efficiency and power advantages of DI fueling can be gained without generating high particle emissions.

Szybist, James P [ORNL; Youngquist, Adam D [ORNL; Barone, Teresa L [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Moore, Wayne [Delphi; Foster, Matthew [Delphi; Confer, Keith [Delphi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line | Department of Energy  

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EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line June 21, 2011 - 2:09pm Addthis The EcoCAR Challenege is a competition that challenges participating students from across North America to re-engineer a vehicle donated by General Motors. With the goal of minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety and performance, teams had to find the best combination of cutting-edge technologies to meet these objectives. Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program Last Thursday, the Library of Congress's vaunted halls were filled with undergraduate and graduate students on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear the first place winner of the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition. As Patrick Davis, Vehicle Technologies Program Manager for the Department

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? | Department of Energy  

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? August 16, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What are the key facts? A Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) recaptures lost vehicle heat for better efficiency. This project is funded in part with $7.15 million federal Vehicle Technologies Program grant. This is targeted for the U.S. market in 2018 models. More than half of the gas we buy -- and the money we spend on it -- is wasted. Even the most efficient drivers are at the mercy of their vehicles'

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Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? Could TEG Improve Your Car's Efficiency? August 16, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW This image shows how a thermoelectric generator would be placed in a passenger car. | Photo courtesy of BMW Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What are the key facts? A Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) recaptures lost vehicle heat for better efficiency. This project is funded in part with $7.15 million federal Vehicle Technologies Program grant. This is targeted for the U.S. market in 2018 models. More than half of the gas we buy -- and the money we spend on it -- is wasted. Even the most efficient drivers are at the mercy of their vehicles'

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Natural Gas Research  

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Natural Gas Research Natural Gas Research Natural gas offers tremendous opportunities for reducing the use of petroleum in transportation. Medium and heavy-duty fleets, which have significant potential to use natural gas, currently consume more than a third of the petroleum in transportation in the U.S. Natural gas is an excellent fit for a wide range of heavy-duty applications, especially transit buses, refuse haulers, and Class 8 long-haul or delivery trucks. In addition, natural gas can be a very good choice for light-duty vehicle fleets with central refueling. See the Alternative Fuels Data Center for a description of the uses and benefits of natural gas vehicles or its Laws and Incentives database for information on tax incentives. The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) supports the development of natural gas engines and research into renewable natural gas production.

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Lightweight Composite Materials for Heavy Duty Vehicles  

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The main objective of this project is to develop, analyze and validate data, methodologies and tools that support widespread applications of automotive lightweighting technologies. Two underlying principles are guiding the research efforts towards this objective: • Seamless integration between the lightweight materials selected for certain vehicle systems, cost-effective methods for their design and manufacturing, and practical means to enhance their durability while reducing their Life-Cycle-Costs (LCC). • Smooth migration of the experience and findings accumulated so far at WVU in the areas of designing with lightweight materials, innovative joining concepts and durability predictions, from applications to the area of weight savings for heavy vehicle systems and hydrogen storage tanks, to lightweighting applications of selected systems or assemblies in light–duty vehicles.

Pruez, Jacky; Shoukry, Samir; Williams, Gergis; Shoukry, Mark

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s vehicle evaluation data collection efforts  

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The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a data collection project for light-duty, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for about 4 years. The project has collected data on 10 vehicle models (from the original equipment manufacturers) spanning model years 1991 through 1995. Emissions data have also been collected from a number of vehicles converted to natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Most of the vehicles involved in the data collection and evaluation are part of the General Services Administration`s fleet of AFVs. This evaluation effort addressed the performance and reliability, fuel economy, and emissions of light- duty AFVs, with comparisons to similar gasoline vehicles when possible. Driver-reported complaints and unscheduled vehicle repairs were used to assess the performance and reliability of the AFVs compared to the comparable gasoline vehicles. Two sources of fuel economy were available, one from testing of vehicles on a chassis dynamometer, and the other from records of in-service fuel use. This report includes results from emissions testing completed on 169 AFVs and 161 gasoline control vehicles.

Whalen, P.; Kelly, K.; Motta, R.; Broderick, J.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EcoCAR 2 Competition: Meet the Teams Part III  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EcoCAR 2 finale starts tomorrow! Meet five of the student teams that are designing and integrating vehicle powertrains that lower the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy  

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3: March 8, 2010 3: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on AddThis.com... Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates The average number of persons occupying a car is 1.59 and has not changed

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Technical options for energy conservation and controlling environmental impact in highway vehicles  

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Manufacturers of light-duty highway vehicles are sometimes caught between the desire of the consumer for a reasonable-cast conveyance that is a pleasure to operate and the mandates of regulation seeking societal objectives of energy conservation and preservation of air quality. The prospects for improving conventional vehicles in these areas by the year 2000 are considered. Alternative engines and fuels are reviewed for the same time-frame. The status of the battery-electric vehicle is assessed. Shifting attention to the mid-2lst century, the possibility of global warming is chanelling thought toward non-fossil fuels, with hydrogen being added to the list of options.

C.A. Amann

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Onboard Hydrogen/Helium Sensors in Support of the Global Technical Regulation: An Assessment of Performance in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Crash Tests  

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Automobile manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia project a 2015 release of commercial hydrogen fuel cell powered light-duty road vehicles. These vehicles will be for general consumer applications, albeit initially in select markets but with much broader market penetration expected by 2025. To assure international harmony, North American, European, and Asian regulatory representatives are striving to base respective national regulations on an international safety standard, the Global Technical Regulation (GTR), Hydrogen Fueled Vehicle, which is part of an international agreement pertaining to wheeled vehicles and equipment for wheeled vehicles.

Post, M. B.; Burgess, R.; Rivkin, C.; Buttner, W.; O'Malley, K.; Ruiz, A.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities  

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Deployment Deployment Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on AddThis.com... Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Clean Cities Educational Activities Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Educational Activities EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is the successor to EcoCAR: The NeXt

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Applied ecotechnological issues for recycling cars  

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The paper shows the need for recycling cars. Recycling operation is particularly complicated because after dismantling and split a wide range of material resulting in a proportion different and difficult to separate. There are presented two recycling ... Keywords: end-of-life-vehicle recycling, hammer mill technology, shrreder technology

Gheorghe Amza; Zoia Apostolescu; Mihaiela Iliescu; Zlatko Garac; Sanda Paise; Maria Groza

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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When Cars Start Gossiping Paolo Costa  

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, computers embedded in cars can rely on the vehicle's power supply and may have plenty of memory storage - Universität Stuttgart Germany Boris.Koldehofe@ipvs.uni- stuttgart.de Hugo Miranda University of Lisbon. Both academia and industry have shown an increasing in- terest in building vehicular networking systems

Musolesi, Mirco

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Use of the Modified Light Duty Utility Arm to Perform Nuclear Waste Cleanup of Underground Waste Storage Tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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The Modified Light Duty Utility Arm (MLDUA) is a selectable seven or eight degree-of-freedom robot arm with a 16.5 ft (5.03 m) reach and a payload capacity of 200 lb. (90.72 kg). The utility arm is controlled in either joystick-based telerobotic mode or auto sequence robotics mode. The MLDUA deployment system deploys the utility arm vertically into underground radioactive waste storage tanks located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These tanks are constructed of gunite material and consist of two 25 ft (7.62 m) diameter tanks in the North Tank Farm and six 50 ft (15.24 m) diameter tanks in the South Tank Farm. After deployment inside a tank, the utility arm reaches and grasps the confined sluicing end effecter (CSEE) which is attached to the hose management arm (HMA). The utility arm positions the CSEE within the tank to allow the HMA to sluice the tank's liquid and solid waste from the tank. The MLDUA is used to deploy the characterization end effecter (CEE) and gunite scarifying end effecter (GSEE) into the tank. The CEE is used to survey the tank wall's radiation levels and the physical condition of the walls. The GSEE is used to scarify the tank walls with high-pressure water to remove the wall scale buildup and a thin layer of gunite which reduces the radioactive contamination that is embedded into the gunite walls. The MLDUA is also used to support waste sampling and wall core-sampling operations. Other tools that have been developed for use by the MLDUA include a pipe-plugging end effecter, pipe-cutting end effecter, and pipe-cleaning end effecter. Washington University developed advance robotics path control algorithms for use in the tanks. The MLDUA was first deployed in June 1997 and has operated continuously since then. Operational experience in the first four tanks remediated is presented in this paper.

Blank, J.A.; Burks, B.L.; DePew, R.E.; Falter, D.D.; Glassell, R.L.; Glover, W.H.; Killough, S.M.; Lloyd, P.D.; Love, L.J.; Randolph, J.D.; Van Hoesen, S.D.; Vesco, D.P.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Fuel-Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion Mode in a Multi-Cylinder, Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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An experimental study was performed to provide the combustion and emission characteristics resulting from fuel-reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion mode utilizing dual-fuel approach in a light-duty, multi-cylinder diesel engine. In-cylinder fuel blending using port fuel injection of gasoline before intake valve opening (IVO) and early-cycle, direct injection of diesel fuel was used as the charge preparation and fuel blending strategy. In order to achieve the desired auto-ignition quality through the stratification of the fuel-air equivalence ratio ( ), blends of commercially available gasoline and diesel fuel were used. Engine experiments were performed at an engine speed of 2300rpm and an engine load of 4.3bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP). It was found that significant reduction in both nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) was realized successfully through the RCCI combustion mode even without applying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). However, high carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions were observed. The low combustion gas temperature during the expansion and exhaust processes seemed to be the dominant source of high CO emissions in the RCCI combustion mode. The high HC emissions during the RCCI combustion mode could be due to the increased combustion quenching layer thickness as well as the -stratification at the periphery of the combustion chamber. The slightly higher brake thermal efficiency (BTE) of the RCCI combustion mode was observed than the other combustion modes, such as the conventional diesel combustion (CDC) mode, and single-fuel, premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) combustion mode. The parametric study of the RCCI combustion mode revealed that the combustion phasing and/or the peak cylinder pressure rise rate of the RCCI combustion mode could be controlled by several physical parameters premixed ratio (rp), intake swirl intensity, and start of injection (SOI) timing of directly injected fuel unlike other low temperature combustion (LTC) strategies.

Cho, Kukwon [ORNL] [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Sluder, Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - Gasoline and Diesel Fuel report: Household Vehicles Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

1 1 Transportation logo printer-friendly version logo for Portable Document Format file Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991 December 1993 Release Next Update: August 1997. Based on the 1991 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) - survey series has been discontinued after EIA's 1994 survey. Only light-duty vehicles and recreational vehicles are included in this report. EIA has excluded motorcycles, mopeds, large trucks, and buses. This report, Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991, is based on data from the 1991 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey (RTECS). Focusing on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and energy enduse consumption and expenditures by households for personal transportation, the 1991 RTECS is

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Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

reactor simulations with detailed chemistry clarified expected impact of , T, and EGR rate on CO and UHC oxidation Clearance volume CO and UHC measurements identify...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations  

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Active Solicitations Active Solicitations To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below. To sort the list, click on the arrows in the column headings. Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 10/29/2013 01/17/2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells RFI: Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Financing Strategies Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 12/11/2013 01/31/2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 11/14/2013 02/14/2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Number DE-FOA-0000826

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources  

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0: January 1, 0: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #450: January 1, 2007 Information Sources for First-Time Car Buyers on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe  

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2: November 5, 2: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #752: November 5, 2012 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting  

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7: November 1, 7: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars on AddThis.com...

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - NREL to Showcase Two Advanced Vehicles  

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to Showcase Two Advanced Vehicles at Estes Park Coolest Car Show on to Showcase Two Advanced Vehicles at Estes Park Coolest Car Show on July 4 July 1, 2013 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will showcase two advanced Toyota vehicles -- a Highlander fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV-adv) and a plug-in Prius hybrid electric vehicle -- at The Coolest Car Show in Colorado in Estes Park on July 4. Representatives from NREL will be on hand to answer questions about the vehicles on display and provide information and educational literature about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. "We like to reach out to the community and provide information on alternative vehicle technologies and this is a great event to do that with all of the vehicle enthusiasts," said NREL's Melanie Caton. The car show, which is hosted by Estes Park Museum Friends and Foundation,

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Regenerative Braking for an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors and a Buck-Boost Converter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, similar in shape and size to a Chevrolet S-10. This vehicle was already converted to an electric car

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2. Vehicle Characteristics 2. Vehicle Characteristics Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics U.S. households used a fleet of nearly 157 million vehicles in 1994. Despite remarkable growth in the number of minivans and sport-utility vehicles, passenger cars continued to predominate in the residential vehicle fleet. This chapter looks at changes in the composition of the residential fleet in 1994 compared with earlier years and reviews the effect of technological changes on fuel efficiency (how efficiently a vehicle engine processes motor fuel) and fuel economy (how far a vehicle travels on a given amount of fuel). Using data unique to the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey, it also explores the relationship between residential vehicle use and family income.

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Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

fuel efficiency over the FTP city drive cycle by 10.5% over today's state-of-the-art diesel engine. Develop & design an advanced combustion system that synergistically meets...

376

EcoCAR Challenge: Finish Line  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The EcoCAR Challenege is a competition that challenges participating students from across North America to re-engineer a vehicle donated by General Motors. With the goal of minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety and performance, teams had to find the best combination of cutting-edge technologies to meet these objectives. In the final year, the vehicles ran through a series of safety and technical tests at GM's Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan very similar to those GM's own production vehicles undergo. As EcoCAR wraps up, it is only the beginning for the next chapter in the DOE's 23-year history of advanced vehicle technology competitions. In April, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow announced the launch of EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future http://www.ecocar2.org/index.html . We look forward to seeing the new and innovative designs that students bring to this challenge and know they will find a way to exceed even our highest expectations.

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EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate October 26, 2010 - 5:21pm Addthis EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program Last year, Americans used about 138 billion gallons of gasoline - mostly imported - for transportation, costing Americans about $300 billion. The Department of Energy, through the Recovery Act, is investing in more fuel-efficient battery and electric vehicles to reduce these costs and training a strong, talented workforce to develop these cleaner, more sustainable technologies. Recognizing the importance of engaging students in this endeavor, the Department of Energy and General Motors (GM) established the EcoCar Challenge - a three-year Advanced Vehicle

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What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? April 29, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Shannon wrote about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles. DOE is has a number of projects in the works to encourage development and adoption of these vehicles. While the flying "cars of the future" we imagined in years past have not come to fruition, plug-in and all-electric vehicles have given us a new vision for the "cars of the future," and it's an efficient one! What do you think of electric "cars of the future"? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment

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What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'? April 29, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Shannon wrote about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles. DOE is has a number of projects in the works to encourage development and adoption of these vehicles. While the flying "cars of the future" we imagined in years past have not come to fruition, plug-in and all-electric vehicles have given us a new vision for the "cars of the future," and it's an efficient one! What do you think of electric "cars of the future"? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. E-mail

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EcoCAR Challenge: Finish Line | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCAR Challenge: Finish Line EcoCAR Challenge: Finish Line EcoCAR Challenge: Finish Line Addthis Description The EcoCAR Challenege is a competition that challenges participating students from across North America to re-engineer a vehicle donated by General Motors. With the goal of minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety and performance, teams had to find the best combination of cutting-edge technologies to meet these objectives. Speakers Secretary Steven Chu; MIchael Bly, Lynn Gnatt, Carlos Cubero-Ponce, Ryan Melsert, Eric Schacht, Andrew Eldridge, Duration 4:23 Topic Alternative Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Batteries Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Credit Energy Department Video (Music.) LYNN GANTT (Virginia Tech): There are 16 universities that compete in the

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Driving an electric vehicle. A sociological analysis on pioneer users  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In most of the western countries, car is the prevalent means of transport for ... favourable to a reduction of carbon emissions), energy-efficient vehicles will probably develop in the future—car manufacturers ac...

Magali Pierre; Christophe Jemelin; Nicolas Louvet

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Monetary Incentives on Sales of Advanced Clean Cars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-scale commercialization of zero emission vehicles-- both hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and plug-in electric vehiclesThe Effect of Monetary Incentives on Sales of Advanced Clean Cars in the United States: Summary a transformation of the transportation sector to vehicles and fuels that have low-to-zero lifecycle emissions

California at Davis, University of

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Biofuels Projects  

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Biofuels Projects Biofuels Projects NREL biofuels projects help overcome technical barriers and expand markets for renewable, biodegradable vehicle fuels. These new liquid fuels include higher-level ethanol blends, butanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other biomass-derived fuels. NREL's biofuels research and development helps improve engine efficiency, reduce polluting emissions, and improve U.S. energy security by reducing petroleum dependency. Biofuels for Diesel Engines NREL's diesel biofuels research and development focuses on developing fuel quality standards and demonstrating compatibility with engines and emission control systems. Highly efficient heavy-duty diesel truck engines are the primary power source for global transportation of freight. Light-duty diesel-fueled passenger vehicles have much higher fuel economy than

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Fuel Economy of Hybrids, Diesels, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles  

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You are here: Find a Car - Home > Hybrids, Diesels, and Alternative Fuel You are here: Find a Car - Home > Hybrids, Diesels, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hybrids, Diesels, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Search by Vehicle Type 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Select Vehicle Type Diesel Electric Ethanol-Gasoline Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid Natural Gas Bifuel Natural Gas Bifuel Propane Go More Search Options Browse New Cars Hybrid Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Battery Electric Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles CNG Vehicles Related Information How Hybrid Vehicles Work How Fuel Cell Vehicles Work MotorWeek Videos Compare Hybrids Compare Diesels Extreme MPG Tax Incentive Information Center Alternative Fuel Station Locator Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Data Center | Share I want to... Compare Side-by-Side

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EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part I  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Next month, 15 university teams facing off in EcoCAR 2 will reach the home stretch of the race. A two part contest will determine which team is crowned winners of the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition. Meet five of the teams and learn about their unique approaches to building innovative vehicles on the cutting edge of clean transportation.

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - ReFUEL Laboratory  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map NREL's Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility for advanced fuels and vehicles. Research and development focuses on overcoming barriers to the increased use of renewable diesel and other nonpetroleum-based fuels, such as biodiesel and synthetic diesel derived from biomass, and improving vehicle efficiency. Using biofuels and improving vehicle efficiency reduces our dependence on imported petroleum and enhances our national energy security. The ReFUEL Laboratory houses the following specialized equipment: Heavy-duty chassis dynamometer with a simulation capability of 8,000 to 80,000 lbs for vehicle performance and emissions research Heavy-duty (up to 600 hp) and light-duty (up to 75 hp) engine

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EIA - Household Transportation report: Household Vehicles Energy Use:  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Transportation logo printer-friendly version logo for Portable Document Format file Household Vehicles Energy Use: Latest Data & Trends November 2005 Release (Next Update: Discontinued) Based on the 2001 National Household Travel Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and augmented by EIA Only light-duty vehicles and recreational vehicles are included in this report. EIA has excluded motorcycles, mopeds, large trucks, and buses in an effort to maintain consistency with its past residential transportation series, which was discontinued after 1994. This report, Household Vehicles Energy Use: Latest Data & Trends, provides details on the nation's energy use for household passenger travel. A primary purpose of this report is to release the latest consumer-based data

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Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Aggregate Aggregate Ratio: See Mean and Ratio Estimate. AMPD: Average miles driven per day. See Appendix B, "Estimation Methodologies." Annual Vehicle Miles Traveled: See Vehicle Miles Traveled. Automobile: Includes standard passenger car, 2-seater car and station wagons; excludes passenger vans, cargo vans, motor homes, pickup trucks, and jeeps or similar vehicles. See Vehicle. Average Household Energy Expenditures: A ratio estimate defined as the total household energy expenditures for all RTECS households divided by the total number of households. See Ratio Estimate, and Combined Household Energy Expenditures. Average Number of Vehicles per Household: The average number of vehicles used by a household for personal transportation during 1991. For this report, the average number of vehicles per household is computed as the ratio of the total number of vehicles to the

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites  

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Favorites to someone by Favorites to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on AddThis.com... Favorites #248 Top Ten Net Petroleum Importing Countries, 2000 December 23, 2002 #246 U.S. Oil Imports - Top 10 Countries of Origin December 9, 2002 #244 Sport Utility Vehicle Spotlight November 25, 2002 #243 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Light Trucks November 18, 2002 #242 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Cars November 11, 2002 #238 Automobile and Truck Population by Vehicle Age, 2001 October 14, 2002

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for  

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3: October 25, 3: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343: October 25, 2004 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #343:

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Vehicle-emission characteristics using mechanically emulsified alcohol/diesel fuels  

SciTech Connect

A light-duty diesel vehicle fueled with an emulsified alcohol/diesel fuel was operated under cyclic mode. Emission and fuel economy measurements were taken during vehicle operation. The test results showed the volumetric fuel economy decreased slightly. Carbon monoxide emissions increased slightly, and oxides of nitrogen showed no significant change. Particulate emissions were reduced slightly, and the particulate extractables increased slightly. The environmental effect of these data cancel each other resulting in no significant changes in the total release of biological activity into the environment.

Allsup, J.R.; Seizinger, D.E.; Cox, F.W.; Brook, A.L.; McClellan, R.O.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines May 17, 2012 - 4:11pm Addthis A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo. A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo. Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program What are the key facts? First-year finals of the EcoCar2 competition begin Friday, May 18 in Los Angeles, CA. As the auto industry introduces more alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles to dealerships across the U.S., teams of university students are also making sure consumers have more choices on the showroom floor.

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A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars May 25, 2011 - 5:42pm Addthis A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? An improved car buying experience Clear cut cost comparisons of vehicles If you've ever gone through the process of shopping for a new car, you know just how difficult it can be to cut through the hype and find the best vehicle for you. For decades, consumers have been turning to fuel economy labels to get gas mileage estimates for city and highway driving, to narrow their choices and make an informed purchase. Today, there are more vehicle choices than ever and consumers want to know

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A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars May 25, 2011 - 5:42pm Addthis A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Cars John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? An improved car buying experience Clear cut cost comparisons of vehicles If you've ever gone through the process of shopping for a new car, you know just how difficult it can be to cut through the hype and find the best vehicle for you. For decades, consumers have been turning to fuel economy labels to get gas mileage estimates for city and highway driving, to narrow their choices and make an informed purchase. Today, there are more vehicle choices than ever and consumers want to know

395

Optimizing U.S. Mitigation Strategies for the Light-Duty Transportation Sector: What We Learn from a Bottom-Up Model  

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on the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles: The case of07: 2007. 21. CEC State Alternative Fuel Plan. CEC-600-2007-972. (28) CEC. State Alternative Fuel Plan; CEC-600-2007-

Yeh, Sonia; Farrell, Alexander E.; Plevin, Richard J; Sanstad, Alan; Weyant, John

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Hybrid Cars Now, Fuel Cell Cars Later  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...currently under consideration by Congress, would extend the time period for the hybrid car tax credit. 19 Quote taken from www.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/. 20 T. Markel et al., J. Power Sources 110 , 225 ( 2002 ). 21 M. R. Cuddy , K. G...

Nurettin Demirdöven; John Deutch

2004-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The realisation of an on-board emission measuring system serving as a R&D tool for ultra low emitting vehicles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The negative impact of deteriorating air quality on public health etc. is receiving growing attention. As a result, the contributing emission sources are increasingly regulated. Thus, the emissions of road transport - being one of the largest contributors - are under constant pressure. As such, the evolving legislation on emissions of new cars is forcing to ultra low emitting vehicles. To assist in the development of those vehicles an on-board measuring system capable of determining ppm level emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), total hydrocarbons (THC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) is realised. This system combines the latest in laboratory grade analysers with a high speed condensing type sampling system in a state of the-art shock proof design. The regulated emission components can be detected to at least one ppm. The data-acquisition allows for the simultaneous retrieval of engine and vehicle parameters in order to calculate on-line mass based time resolved emissions that can be quickly linked to relevant parameters of the emission control system. The data treatment is automated under LabView. The on-board system is validated by over 130 comparative simultaneous measurements on a Constant Volume Sampling chassis dynamometer. The tests are executed on three modern light duty vehicles of which one ultra low emitting Euro 4 certified petrol one. The comparison revealed that differences in emissions are below 10% except for very low levels i.e. underneath 0.02 g/km where the reference system is thought to be more inaccurate then the on-board one. On-board emission measurements performed on a Euro 4 petrol vehicle showed differences of more then a decade when compared to the type approval cycle on chassis dynamometer. An in-depth analysis revealed that, outside this cycle, the engine can be differently calibrated resulting in deviations from the stoichiometric air to fuel ratio and subsequent raise in emissions. Also, very short emission events could be studied such as NOx raise during accelerations immediately following a motoring period. This could be attributed to a slightly lean air fuel mixture just at the start of fuel injection.

G. Lenaers; L. Pelkmans; P. Debal

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy  

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2: September 12, 2: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #692: September 12, 2011 Fuel Economy Distribution for New Cars and Light Trucks on Digg

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A rental car strategy for commercialization of hydrogen in Florida  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This article proposes a hydrogen rental-car strategy for transitioning from fleets to consumers in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is the No. 1 tourist destination in the United States, but most car renters visit only a few destinations. A hydrogen rental-car fleet serving this cluster of destinations could provide visitors with a positive first exposure to hydrogen vehicles with minimal commitment, creating hydrogen advocates and potential early adopters in their home regions. The rental-car business combines the logistical advantages of a fleet operation with outreach to many consumers. A hydrogen-powered rental-car fleet at the Orlando International Airport could provide guaranteed demand, supporting an initial rollout of refueling stations. We surveyed 435 rental-car customers in Orlando to understand the idea from the consumer point of view. We analyzed the bundles of destinations visited by the respondents and found that only three stations—an existing station at the Orlando International Airport plus new stations near the theme parks and in downtown Orlando—could serve 64% of renters. Half of all respondents indicated a willingness to pay more to rent a hydrogen car, and this subset of customers ranked the ability to use a pollution-free car as the most important factor in their decision. We then identify the major barriers to a hydrogen rental-car business model from the corporate point of view and propose a number of potential solutions. The most significant barrier appears to be the fleet purchase costs, which we think can be offset by the benefits of free media coverage and contained by beginning with converted internal-combustion vehicles and converting eventually to fuel-cell vehicles. We also outline possible synergies with NASA, Disney, refueling stations, manufacturers and state government.

Lee Lines; Michael Kuby; Ronald Schultz; James Clancy; Zhixiao Xie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

NREL: News Feature - Middle Schoolers Shine in Electric Car Races  

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Middle Schoolers Shine in Electric Car Races Middle Schoolers Shine in Electric Car Races May 24, 2013 In this photo, a boy grins widely as he holds a yellow folder over his model solar car. In the background are several black neoprene tracks and other middle-school students awaiting the starting signal. An adult race judge holds her hand in the air, signaling that everything is ready for the start of the race. Enlarge image Xavier Urquijo from Summit Ridge Middle School in Littleton waits for the start signal to lift the folder covering the solar panel on his team's car, "Knight Hawk." His team was one of 97 from 28 Colorado middle schools racing solar and lithium-ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves at NREL's 2013 Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions on May 18.

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EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line | Department of Energy  

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Reaches the Finish Line Reaches the Finish Line EcoCAR Reaches the Finish Line June 21, 2011 - 2:09pm Addthis The EcoCAR Challenege is a competition that challenges participating students from across North America to re-engineer a vehicle donated by General Motors. With the goal of minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety and performance, teams had to find the best combination of cutting-edge technologies to meet these objectives. Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program Last Thursday, the Library of Congress's vaunted halls were filled with undergraduate and graduate students on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear the first place winner of the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition. As Patrick Davis, Vehicle Technologies Program Manager for the Department

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Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975–2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In 1975, cars were by far the dominant vehicle style among new light vehicle sales, with a few vans and pickup trucks. Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) accounted for less than 2% of the market at that...

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Project Information Form Project Title White Paper on Strategies for Transitioning to Zero-Emission Vehicles--  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

fuel-cell-electric vehicles (HFCVs). These technologies can be used in passenger cars, trucks (ZEVs) include battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hydrogen

California at Davis, University of

404

Optimizing U.S. Mitigation Strategies for the Light-Duty Transportation Sector: What We Learn from a Bottom-Up Model  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Mitigating transportation emission reductions can result in significant changes in personal vehicle technologies, increases in vehicle fuel efficiency, and decreases in overall transportation fuel use. ... The Energy Independence and Security Act (H.R. 6), which includes a 36 billion gallon renewable fuel mandate, was passed by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007. ... Mitigation strategies with the potential to achieve significant long-term transportation emission reductions often face significant competition for primary resources with other sectors, including biomass, natural gas, renewables, and coal, and for secondary energy sources such as electricity. ...

Sonia Yeh; Alex Farrell; Richard Plevin; Alan Sanstad; John Weyant

2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

405

First Commercially Available Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Hit the Street  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Fuel cell electric vehicles are now widely available in the United States. These passenger vehicles have the driving range, ease of refueling, and performance of today’s gasoline-powered cars while emitting nothing but water.

406

Modelling future private car energy demand in Ireland  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Targeted measures influencing vehicle technology are increasingly a tool of energy policy makers within the EU as a means of meeting energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change and energy security goals. This paper develops the modelling capacity for analysing and evaluating such legislation, with a focus on private car energy demand. We populate a baseline car stock and car activity model for Ireland to 2025 using historical car stock data. The model takes account of the lifetime survival profile of different car types, the trends in vehicle activity over the fleet and the fuel price and income elasticities of new car sales and total fleet activity. The impacts of many policy alternatives may only be simulated by such a bottom-up approach, which can aid policy development and evaluation. The level of detail achieved provides specific insights into the technological drivers of energy consumption, thus aiding planning for meeting climate targets. This paper focuses on the methodology and baseline scenario. Baseline results for Ireland forecast a decline in private car energy demand growth (0.2%, compared with 4% in the period 2000–2008), caused by the relative growth in fleet efficiency compared with activity.

Hannah E. Daly; Brian P. Ó Gallachóir

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive  

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2 Archive 2 Archive #760 Commuting to Work, 1960-2010 December 31, 2012 #759 Rural vs. Urban Driving Differences December 24, 2012 #758 U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011 December 17, 2012 #757 The U.S. Manufactures More Light Trucks than Cars December 10, 2012 #756 Midwest Produces Two-Thirds of All Light Vehicles December 3, 2012 #755 Chargepoint, Blink and Nissan Take the Lead in Public Electric Vehicle Chargers November 26, 2012 #754 Vehicle Sales in the U.S. and China, 2002-2011 November 19, 2012 #753 Sources of Electricity by State November 12, 2012 #752 Western Europe Plug-in Car Sales, 2012 November 5, 2012 #751 Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China October 29, 2012 #750 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving October 22, 2012

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New  

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0: May 26, 2008 0: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #520: May 26, 2008 Average Price of a New Car, 1970-2006 on AddThis.com... Fact #520: May 26, 2008

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New  

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9: June 3, 2002 9: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #219: June 3, 2002 Average Price of a New Car: 1970-2001 on AddThis.com... Fact #219: June 3, 2002

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of  

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7: November 16, 7: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008 on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can  

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2: January 12, 2: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #302: January 12, 2004 More People Can Name Hybrid Cars in 2003 on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites  

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Favorites Favorites #248 Top Ten Net Petroleum Importing Countries, 2000 December 23, 2002 #246 U.S. Oil Imports - Top 10 Countries of Origin December 9, 2002 #244 Sport Utility Vehicle Spotlight November 25, 2002 #243 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Light Trucks November 18, 2002 #242 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Cars November 11, 2002 #238 Automobile and Truck Population by Vehicle Age, 2001 October 14, 2002 #234 2003 Model Year Alternative Fuel Vehicles September 16, 2002 #233 Vehicles per Thousand People: U.S. Compared to Other Countries September 9, 2002 #230 Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States August 19, 2002 #229 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales August 12, 2002 #228 New Light Vehicle Sales Shares, 1976-2001 August 5, 2002

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Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is to increase the body of knowledge as well as the awareness and acceptance of electric drive and other advanced technology vehicles (ATV). The AVTA accomplishes this goal by testing ATVs on test tracks and dynamometers (Baseline Performance testing), as well as in real-world applications (Fleet and Accelerated Reliability testing and public demonstrations). This enables the AVTA to provide Federal and private fleet managers, as well as other potential ATV users, with accurate and unbiased information on vehicle performance and infrastructure needs so they can make informed decisions about acquiring and operating ATVs. The ATVs currently in testing include vehicles that burn gaseous hydrogen (H2) fuel and hydrogen/CNG (H/CNG) blended fuels in internal combustion engines (ICE), and hybrid electric (HEV), urban electric, and neighborhood electric vehicles. The AVTA is part of DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program.

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EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge May 18, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis While most college students' experience with vehicles goes no further than the beater they picked up for a few thousand dollars, students participating in the EcoCAR: The NeXT Challenge competition get to experience the cutting-edge of driving technology. The competition, which was established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, is a three year advanced vehicle engineering contest. Yesterday, May 17, was the first day of their Year 2 judging sessions. In EcoCAR, students from 16 universities across North America are competing against each other to build the most environmentally sustainable and practical vehicle. This year's teams have adopted a number of advanced

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Students Drive Home Innovative Engineering in the EcoCAR2 Competition |  

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Students Drive Home Innovative Engineering in the EcoCAR2 Students Drive Home Innovative Engineering in the EcoCAR2 Competition Students Drive Home Innovative Engineering in the EcoCAR2 Competition April 18, 2011 - 1:52pm Addthis Participants in the EcoCar2 challenge gather for the spring workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Participants in the EcoCar2 challenge gather for the spring workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Patrick B. Davis Patrick B. Davis Vehicle Technologies Program Manager What does this project do? Engineering students work to re-engineer a standard vehicle, minimizing fuel consumption and emissions while retaining its original level of performance, safety and consumer appeal. The wait is over. After enduring a rigorous selection process, 16 teams have been chosen to compete in EcoCAR2: Plugging into the Future- a

416

Wheego Electric Cars | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wheego Electric Cars Wheego Electric Cars Jump to: navigation, search Name Wheego Electric Cars Place Atlanta, Georgia Zip 30318 Sector Vehicles Product Atlanta-based Wheego has designed compact full-speed electric vehicles and low-speed EVs and said it plans to complete testing by summer 2010. The company has signed a battery supply deal with Flux Power. Coordinates 33.748315°, -84.391109° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.748315,"lon":-84.391109,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuel Basics | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuel Basics Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuel Basics Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuel Basics Photo of an electric car plugged in and charging. Learn more about exciting technologies and ongoing research in alternative and advanced vehicles-or vehicles that run on fuels other than traditional petroleum. Alternative Vehicles There are a variety of alternative vehicle fuels available. Learn more about: Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane Vehicles Also learn about: Vehicle Battery Basics Vehicle Emissions Basics Alternative Fuels There are a number of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Learn more about the following types of vehicles: Biodiesel Electricity Ethanol Hydrogen Natural Gas

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Living with Electric Vehicles  

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Living with Electric Vehicles Living with Electric Vehicles JOHN DAVIS: On any given weekend, somewhere you'll find a gathering of cars and a group of enthusiasts assembled around them. Be the hotrods classics or sports cars, each genre of the car's evolution has developed loyal following. And electric cars are no exception. The recent National Plug-in day included events held at hundreds of sites across the U.S. enticing EV aficionados to check out the latest models and share their passion for gas-free motoring. JOHN BARRACCA: The dealer gives you 9.3 gallons. I haven't used all of that yet. But, when I get 3 gallons low, I put 3 gallons in. So, I'm still at almost a full tank. The last time I put 3 gallons in was February and this is September 23rd. JOHN DAVIS: All of the owners we talked with were pleased with their plug-in car's fuel

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Fact #715: February 20, 2012 The Average Age of Light Vehicles Continues to Rise  

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The average age for cars and light trucks continues to rise as consumers hold onto their vehicles longer. Between 1995 and 2011, the average age for cars increased by 32% from 8.4 years to 11.1...

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Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

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Fact #856 January 19, 2015 Plug-in and Hybrid Cars Receive High...  

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classification does not include pickups, vans, or sport-utility vehicles. Fact 856 Dataset Supporting Information Share of Survey Respondents Who WOULD Buy Their Car Again 1-3...

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Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008  

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The median age of cars and trucks in the U.S. continued to grow in 2008. Due to the economic climate and high gasoline prices that summer, consumers held onto their vehicles longer and delayed new...

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Fact #647: November 1, 2010 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars  

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From 2005 to 2009 light vehicle sales have gradually shifted toward cars over light trucks. The graph below shows this trend broken down by the major manufacturers. This trend is more evident among...

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Fuel Efficiency of New European HD Vehicles  

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Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Heat Generated Cooling  

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Heat Generated Cooling Heat Generated Cooling A counterintuitive but promising path to reducing the loads imposed by automotive air conditioning systems is to use heat-specifically the waste heat generated by engines. This can be an abundant source of energy, since most light-duty vehicles with combustion engines are only about 30% efficient at best. With that degree of thermal efficiency, an engine releases 70% of its fuel energy as waste heat through the coolant, exhaust gases, and engine compartment warm-up. During much of a typical drive cycle, the engine efficiency is even lower than 30%. As efficiency decreases, the amount of waste heat increases, representing a larger potential energy source. NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction (VALR) team is investigating a number of heat generated cooling technologies

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Why Some Vehicles Are Not Listed / 1  

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Understanding the Guide Listings / 1 Understanding the Guide Listings / 1 * Why Some Vehicles Are Not Listed / 1 * Vehicle Classes Used in This Guide / 2 * Tax Incentives and Disincentives / 2 * Why Consider Fuel Economy / 2 * Fueling Options / 3 * Fuel Economy and Annual Fuel Cost Ranges for Vehicle Classes / 3 * Model Year 2011 Fuel Economy Leaders / 4 * 2011 Model Year Vehicles / 6 * Battery Electric Vehicles / 18 * Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles / 19 * Hybrid Electric Vehicles / 20 * Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles / 22 * Diesel Vehicles / 22 * Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicles / 24 * Fuel Cell Vehicles / 28 * Index / 29 * USING THE FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their

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Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

an FFV? an FFV? An FFV, as its name implies, has the flex- ibility of running on more than one type of fuel. FFVs can be fueled with unleaded gasoline, E85, or any combination of the two. Like conventional gasoline vehicles, FFVs have a single fuel tank, fuel system, and engine. And they are available in a wide range of models such as sedans, pickups, and minivans. Light-duty FFVs are designed to operate with at least 15% gasoline in the fuel, mainly to ensure they start in cold weather. FFVs are equipped with modified components designed specifically to be compatible with ethanol's chemical properties. In the illustration on the back, the main modifications for FFVs are

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive  

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0 Archive 0 Archive #655 New Freight Analysis Tool December 27, 2010 #654 New Light Vehicle Leasing is Big in 2010 December 20, 2010 #653 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground December 13, 2010 #652 U.S. Crude Oil Production Rises December 6, 2010 #651 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 November 29, 2010 #650 Diesel Fuel Prices hit a Two-Year High November 22, 2010 #649 Number of New Light Vehicle Dealerships Continues to Shrink November 15, 2010 #648 Conventional and Alternative Fuel Prices November 8, 2010 #647 Sales Shifting from Light Trucks to Cars November 1, 2010 #646 Prices for Used Vehicles Rise Sharply from 2008 to 2010 October 25, 2010 #645 Price of Diesel versus Gasoline in Europe October 18, 2010 #644 Share of Diesel Vehicle Sales Decline in Western Europe October 11, 2010

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Clean Cities 2013 Vehicle Buyer's Guide (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Natural Gas Natural Gas Propane Electric Hybrid Ethanol Flex-Fuel Biodiesel Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2013 Today's auto manufacturers offer hundreds of light-duty vehicle models that take advantage of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in order to help drivers and fleets reduce petroleum use, cut emissions, and save on fuel costs. This guide features a comprehensive list of such vehicles set to arrive in Model Year 2013. Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Compressed Natural Gas . . . . . 6 Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 All-Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Plug-In Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . 16 Hybrid Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ethanol Flex-Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Biodiesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Vehicle Buyer's Guide Clean Cities 2013 Disclaimers This report was

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DOE to Provide up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle  

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up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle Efficiency DOE to Provide up to $21.5 million for Research to Improve Vehicle Efficiency August 7, 2007 - 3:16pm Addthis BENTON HARBOR, MI - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the Department will award a total of up to $21.5 million for eleven cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that aim to improve the fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicle engines. These projects, selected for negotiation of awards, will focus on three areas: improving fuel utilization in ethanol-powered engines (engine optimization), developing advanced lubrication systems, and exploring high efficiency, clean combustion engines. Projects announced today will help advance President Bush's 20-in-10 Initiative, which calls for displacing 20

431

Hybrid Human Powered Vehicle (Phase 3) The Zero EMission (ZEM) Vehicle Project  

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The Construction of ZEM Car ­ a hybrid human/electric/solar powered vehicle (P-2) (2007-2008) Principal) Hybrid human pedaling/ electric powered vehicle- Designed and constructed P-1 prototype Sponsor: SJSU) Hybrid human pedaling/ Electric/solar powered vehicle (HPV-ZEM)-Designed P-2 Sponsor: SJSU-COE 16 ME + 3

Su, Xiao

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Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel vehicles have become a  

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Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel and adopted. Electric vehicles (EVs) in particular are leading the charge, with car manufacturers stepping up these vehicles; the current market for electric vehicles; the results from existing pilot project; as well

Hickman, Mark

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EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University May 24, 2013 - 2:14pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 SAN DIEGO, Calif. - EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future today named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered in Yuma, Arizona last week for six days of rigorous vehicle testing and evaluation on drive quality and environmental impact at General Motors (GM) Desert Proving Ground. From there, the competition moved to San Diego for a second round of judging by automotive industry experts. EcoCAR 2 -- a three-year competition managed by Argonne National Laboratory

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EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University May 24, 2013 - 2:14pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 SAN DIEGO, Calif. - EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future today named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered in Yuma, Arizona last week for six days of rigorous vehicle testing and evaluation on drive quality and environmental impact at General Motors (GM) Desert Proving Ground. From there, the competition moved to San Diego for a second round of judging by automotive industry experts. EcoCAR 2 -- a three-year competition managed by Argonne National Laboratory

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New & Upcoming Hybrid Vehicles  

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New & Upcoming Hybrids New & Upcoming Hybrids 2014 Model Year Vehicle EPA MPG Estimates Price (MSRP) Chevrolet Impala eAssist Large Car Chevrolet Impala eAssist Chart: City, 25; Highway, 35; Combined, 29 NA Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Compact Car Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Chart: City, 29; Highway, 36; Combined, 31 $43,950 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid AWD Compact Car Infiniti Q50 Hybrid AWD Chart: City, 28; Highway, 35; Combined, 30 $45,750 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid Compact Car Infiniti Q50S Hybrid Chart: City, 28; Highway, 34; Combined, 30 $46,350 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid AWD Compact Car Infiniti Q50S Hybrid AWD Chart: City, 27; Highway, 31; Combined, 28 $48,150 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD Standard SUV Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD Chart: City, 25; Highway, 28; Combined, 26 NA Infiniti QX60 Hybrid FWD

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive  

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Societal lifecycle costs of cars with alternative fuels/engines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Effectively addressing concerns about air pollution (especially health impacts of small-particle air pollution), climate change, and oil supply insecurity will probably require radical changes in automotive engine/fuel technologies in directions that offer both the potential for achieving near-zero emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases and a diversification of the transport fuel system away from its present exclusive dependence on petroleum. The basis for comparing alternative automotive engine/fuel options in evolving toward these goals in the present analysis is the “societal lifecycle cost” of transportation, including the vehicle first cost (assuming large-scale mass production), fuel costs (assuming a fully developed fuel infrastructure), externality costs for oil supply security, and damage costs for emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases calculated over the full fuel cycle. Several engine/fuel options are considered—including current gasoline internal combustion engines and a variety of advanced lightweight vehicles: internal combustion engine vehicles fueled with gasoline or hydrogen; internal combustion engine/hybrid electric vehicles fueled with gasoline, compressed natural gas, Diesel, Fischer–Tropsch liquids or hydrogen; and fuel cell vehicles fueled with gasoline, methanol or hydrogen (from natural gas, coal or wind power). To account for large uncertainties inherent in the analysis (for example in environmental damage costs, in oil supply security costs and in projected mass-produced costs of future vehicles), lifecycle costs are estimated for a range of possible future conditions. Under base-case conditions, several advanced options have roughly comparable lifecycle costs that are lower than for today's conventional gasoline internal combustion engine cars, when environmental and oil supply insecurity externalities are counted—including advanced gasoline internal combustion engine cars, internal combustion engine/hybrid electric cars fueled with gasoline, Diesel, Fischer–Tropsch liquids or compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cell cars. The hydrogen fuel cell car stands out as having the lowest externality costs of any option and, when mass produced and with high valuations of externalities, the least projected lifecycle cost. Particular attention is given to strategies that would enhance the prospects that the hydrogen fuel cell car would eventually become the Car of the Future, while pursuing innovations relating to options based on internal combustion engines that would both assist a transition to hydrogen fuel cell cars and provide significant reductions of externality costs in the near term.

Joan M Ogden; Robert H Williams; Eric D Larson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Cars Now, Fuel Cell Cars Later  

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...spark ignition engine; (B) HICE, a...over the urban drive cycle. We include a power...conventional ICE (14). A diesel ICE with a hybrid...direct-injection engine has an efficiency...vehicle and fuel cycle for the 2020 ICE...government support on fundamental, high-risk research...

Nurettin Demirdöven; John Deutch

2004-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

439

Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars Vicente Milanés, Joshué-- Autonomous vehicles, Power control, System analysis and design, Intelligent transportation systems. I they are named hydraulic power steering (HPS) systems. If an electric motor is used then they are named electric

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Bolting of Magnesium Components in Car Engines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 The Bolting of Magnesium Components in Car Engines Sarennah J.P. Longworth Newnham College vehicles. At present this is achieved through the use of ultralight steels, aluminium alloys and magnesium alloys for some body parts. Magnesium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any structural metal

Cambridge, University of

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Why do we power our cars with gas? NBC Chicago  

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Why can we only power our cars with gas? NBC-Chicago tackles this question with a trip to Argonne National Lab, where work on the Omnivorous Engine (runs on any blend of ethanol, butanol, and gasoline) and electric vehicles continues. A segment from NBC-Chicago's "Good Question" series.

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Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition June 17, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Thursday evening a team of students from Virginia Tech University learned they received top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Virginia Tech competed against 15 other universities to take home the top prize of the three-year competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors. This unique competition helps train students and engineers to become the next generation of workers the U.S. needs to lead the global auto industry. "The ingenuity and dedication shown by the students of Virginia Tech in

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EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech Addthis Description Since childhood, Lynn Gantt has had a deep seeded passion for cars and the mechanics that drive them. The Virginia native spent his weekends rebuilding antique tractors with his dad to race at tractor pulls across the state, and now the Virginia Tech graduate student is the proud team co-leader of Virginia Tech's EcoCAR Challenge team -- the winners of the three-year long competition, as announced last night at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.. Speakers Lynn Gantt Duration 1:43 Topic Alternative Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Batteries Consumption Credit Energy Department Video LYNN GANTT: My name is Lynn Gantt and I'm the team leader for the Virginia Tech EcoCAR team.

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EcoCar Students Spread the Word | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EcoCar Students Spread the Word EcoCar Students Spread the Word EcoCar Students Spread the Word June 16, 2011 - 11:34am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program "If you build it, they will come" is a mantra that might be well suited for rural sporting venues, but the organizers behind the EcoCAR competition realize that in the commercial sector, merely producing a finely tuned product often isn't enough to make it successful. That's why along with challenging students to re-engineer a donated vehicle to minimize gas consumption and emissions while maintaining consumer acceptability, they've made outreach and education key components of the competition. Whether they're speaking to policy makers or elementary school students, each of the teams have worked to convey the benefits of advanced technology

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #30: May 12, 1997 Towing Capacity for  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #530: August 4, 2008 Towing Capacity for  

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EcoCAR 2 Year 1 Winners Announced! | Department of Energy  

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Year 1 Winners Announced! Year 1 Winners Announced! EcoCAR 2 Year 1 Winners Announced! May 25, 2012 - 1:21pm Addthis EcoCAR 2: Pluggin in to the Future challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by minimizing the vehicles' fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety, and consumer appeal. | Photo by Myles Regan. EcoCAR 2: Pluggin in to the Future challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by minimizing the vehicles' fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety, and consumer appeal. | Photo by Myles Regan. Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program

448

The role of hydrogen cars in the economy of California  

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Hydrogen has been proposed as an alternative transportation fuel that could reduce energy consumption and eliminate tailpipe emissions when used in fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). To investigate the potential effects of hydrogen vehicles on California’s economy over the next two decades, we employed the modified Costs for Advanced Vehicles and Energy (CAVE) model and a California-specific computable general equilibrium model. Results indicate that, even in the aggressive scenario, hydrogen cars can only account for a minor fraction of the on-road fleet through 2030. Although new sales could drop sharply, conventional gasoline cars and carryover pre-2010 vehicles are still expected to dominate the on-road vehicle stock and consume the majority of transportation energy through 2030. Transportation energy consumption could decline dramatically, mainly because of the fuel economy advantage of \\{FCVs\\} over conventional cars. Both moderate and aggressive hydrogen scenarios are estimated to have a slightly negative influence on California’s economy. However, the negative economic impacts could be lessened as the market for hydrogen and \\{FCVs\\} builds up. Based on the economic optimization model, both hydrogen scenarios would have a negative economic impact on California’s oil refining sector and, as expected, a positive impact on the other directly related sectors that contribute to either hydrogen production or FCV manufacturing.

Guihua Wang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Fact #586: August 31, 2009 New Vehicle Fuel Economies by Vehicle Type  

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The average fuel economy for new cars climbed to over 30 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2008 while the average for new pickup trucks stayed around 20 mpg. For new vans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs)...

450

Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles in California: A Transition Strategy through 2017  

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hydrogen fuel production which, when used in a fuel cell vehicle can reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 40-90% compared to today’s cars

Ogden, J; Cunningham, Joshua M; Nicholas, Michael A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Penn State DOE GATE Center of Exellence for In-Vehicle, High...  

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Vehicles * ANL donated licenses for Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) * Matlab Sponsored software and hardware * Supporting EcoCAR proposal * Energy storage focus -...

452

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive  

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2 Archive to someone 2 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on AddThis.com... 2012 Archive #760 Commuting to Work, 1960-2010 December 31, 2012 #759 Rural vs. Urban Driving Differences December 24, 2012 #758 U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011 December 17, 2012 #757 The U.S. Manufactures More Light Trucks than Cars December 10, 2012 #756 Midwest Produces Two-Thirds of All Light Vehicles December 3, 2012

453

Middle Schoolers Face-Off in Model Car Challenge | Department of Energy  

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Schoolers Face-Off in Model Car Challenge Schoolers Face-Off in Model Car Challenge Middle Schoolers Face-Off in Model Car Challenge May 1, 2012 - 10:04am Addthis The team of James Wei, Andrew Jin, Andy Xu, Allen Guo, and Will Chang from Daniel Wright Middle School, in Lincolnshire, Illinois, built the fastest Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Model Car at this year's competition. At sub-6-second runs, their vehicle easily advanced to victory, being a full second faster than its closest rival. | Photo by Jack Dempsey, National Science Bowl. The team of James Wei, Andrew Jin, Andy Xu, Allen Guo, and Will Chang from Daniel Wright Middle School, in Lincolnshire, Illinois, built the fastest Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Model Car at this year's competition. At sub-6-second runs, their vehicle easily advanced to victory, being a full

454

Department of Energy Announces Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition,  

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Advanced Vehicle Technology Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future Department of Energy Announces Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future April 13, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - Today, at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Mich., U.S. Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams that were selected to participate. EcoCar2 is a unique educational partnership between General Motors and the Department of Energy to help prepare future engineers for opportunities in clean energy and advanced vehicle industries. EcoCar2 is one piece of the Department's broad

455

Vehicles News | Department of Energy  

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May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011 Secretary Chu Highlights More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act Investments in Electric Vehicles Helping to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil April 19, 2011 Secretary Chu Announces New Funding and Partnership with Google to Promote Electric Vehicles Since its inception in 1993, DOE's Clean Cities program helped save nearly 3 billion gallons of gasoline April 13, 2011 Department of Energy Announces Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future Washington, DC - Today, at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Mich., U.S. Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university

456

Recovering Plastics from Retired Vehicles  

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Shredded plastic materials recovered Shredded plastic materials recovered from retired cars and trucks can be used to manufacture new vehicle parts and other plastic products. Left: Items from shredder residue, recovered polyethylene and polypropylene, and a knee bolster manufactured from recovered plastics. Right: Argonne's froth flotation pilot plant. Background For years vehicle manufacturers have been designing and building new cars and trucks with the goal that structural materials in ELVs will be recycled, reducing the flow of material into the solid-waste stream. At the same time, automakers must ensure that the design materials selected for their ability to be recycled do not impair the safety, reliability, and performance of the completed vehicle. In the United States between 12 and 15 million vehicles reach

457

FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program  

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Heavy veHicle SyStemS Heavy veHicle SyStemS OptimizatiOn prOgram U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Lee Slezak, Technology Manager Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program FY 2006 Annual Report iii CONTENTS I. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction......................................................................................................... 1 A. DOE Project on Heavy Vehicle Aerodynamic Drag .................................................................. 1

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MOTOR-VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR Report #7 in the series: The Annualized Social Cost of Motor-Vehicle Use in the United States, based on 1990-1991 Data  

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FOR REVIEW 5. Robbery of gas station 6. Robbery in parkingvehicles 13. Arson to gas stations and car dealerships 14.to motor-vehicles Arson to gas stations and car dealerships

Delucchi, Mark

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Motor-Vehicle Infrastructure and Services Provided by the Public Sector: Report #7 in the series: The Annualized Social Cost of Motor-Vehicle Use in the United States, based on 1990-1991 Data  

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FOR REVIEW 5. Robbery of gas station 6. Robbery in parkingvehicles 13. Arson to gas stations and car dealerships 14.to motor-vehicles Arson to gas stations and car dealerships

Delucchi, Mark; Murphy, James

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Rethinking Hydrogen Cars  

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...provides an introduction to biomass energy...The Renewable Fuels Association...The National Biodiesel Board offers an introduction to bio-diesel...transportation fuels and vehicles...Department of Engineering and Public Policy...

David W. Keith; Alexander E. Farrell

2003-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Why Some Vehicles Are Not Listed / 1  

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Tax Incentives and Disincentives / 2 * Why Consider Fuel Economy / 2 * Fueling Options / 2 * Fuel Economy and Annual Fuel Cost Ranges for Vehicle Classes / 3 * Model Year 2012 Fuel Economy Leaders / 4 * 2012 Model Year Vehicles / 5 * Diesel Vehicles / 25 * Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles / 25 * Electric Vehicles / 26 * Hybrid Electric Vehicles / 27 * Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles / 29 * Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicles / 30 * Fuel Cell Vehicles / 35 * Index / 36 * USING THE FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. The Guide is published in print and on the Web at www.fueleconomy.gov. For additional print copies,please call

462

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

463

Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived From EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results  

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Vehicle manufacturers among others are putting great emphasis on improving fuel economy (FE) of light-duty vehicles in the U.S. market, with significant FE gains being realized in recent years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data indicates that the aggregate FE of vehicles produced for the U.S. market has improved by over 20% from model year (MY) 2005 to 2013. This steep climb in FE includes changes in vehicle choice, improvements in engine and transmission technology, and reducing aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, and parasitic losses. The powertrain related improvements focus on optimizing in-use efficiency of the transmission and engine as a system, and may make use of what is termed downsizing and/or downspeeding. This study explores quantifying recent improvements in powertrain efficiency, viewed separately from other vehicle alterations and attributes (noting that most vehicle changes are not completely independent). A methodology is outlined to estimate powertrain efficiency for the U.S city and highway cycle tests using data from the EPA vehicle database. Comparisons of common conventional gasoline powertrains for similar MY 2005 and 2013 vehicles are presented, along with results for late-model hybrid electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and other selected vehicles.

Thomas, John F [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

The design of electric motor car's body network based on CAN-bus distributed control  

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CAN-bus is a typical bus control technology, and is now widely applied in many areas. In view of the characteristics of the electric vehicle body, this paper puts forward a plan that applies CAN-bus technology to build electric vehicle body network. ... Keywords: CAN bus, distributed control, electric car and body network

Wang Jianfeng; Wang Dafang; Xiong Jie

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles  

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Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Panel Session Innovation Coordination Slow Fast Cars Codes Fuel production and delivery technology Vehicle technology Motors Catherine Dunwoody, California Fuel Cell Partnership Ulrich Bünger, L-B-Systemtechnik Discussion

466

Levels and Spectra of Transportation Vehicle Noise  

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In the recent past a program was initiated to survey vehicle traffic and industrial noise in the Chicago area. The phase on noise of vehicles has been completed. The investigation included street elevated and subway cars; diesel steam and electric trains; and motor buses trucks and automobiles.

G. L. Bonvallet

1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

NREL: Energy Analysis - Transportation Energy Futures Project  

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Pathways: An Examination of Timing and Investment Constraints Non-Light-Duty Vehicles Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement Beyond the Light-Duty Sector Fuels Alternative...

468

FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2007 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments  

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FreedomCAR FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2007 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments Table of Contents Item Page Preface iv Vehicle Technologies Advanced Combustion & Emissions Control * Injection Timing Strongly Impacts H 2 - Air Mixing in a Direct-Injection Hydrogen Engine 1 * Demonstrated 2007 Engine Efficiency Milestone of 42% Peak Brake Thermal Efficiency 2 * Kinetic Mechanism for Diesel Lean NO x Trap Regeneration 3 * Studies of Lean NO x Trap Aftertreatment Contribute to Diesel Vehicle Commercialization 4 Electrical & Electronics * Floating Loop Inverter 5 * Sintered Die Attachment 6 * Thermal Systems Analysis for Advanced Vehicle Power Electronics 7 * High Temperature DC Bus Capacitors 8 Electrochemical Energy Storage

469

Environmental Implication of Electric Vehicles in China  

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Today, electric vehicles (EVs) are being proposed in China as one of the potential options to address the dramatically increasing energy demand from on-road transport. ... The annual increase rate of electricity consumption in the U.S. was 0.5% during 2000 and 2009 and is projected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to be 0.8% during 2005 and 2035 (11). ... Vehicle use could be reduced in the future, because China is in a period of rapid growth in vehicle stock, and when people own more cars, each individual car would be used less intensively. ...

Hong Huo; Qiang Zhang; Michael Q. Wang; David G. Streets; Kebin He

2010-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

470

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced hybrid vehicle Sample Search Results  

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Saving Cash Toyota Supra HV-R Hybrid Race Car Trends: GM Natural Gas Vehicles See All Search Honda... Vehicles Search Our Inventory of Quality Used Hybrids, Research & more...

471

Fact #765: February 4, 2013 EPA's Top 10 Conventionally-Fueled Vehicles for Model Year 2013  

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For the 2013 model year, the Toyota Prius and smaller Prius c took the top spot with a combined average of 50 mpg. All vehicles making this list are hybrid vehicles, and six of the ten cars making...

472

NREL: Learning - Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Photo of the front and part of the side of a bus parked at the curb of a city street with tall buildings in the background. This diesel hybrid electric bus operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City Transit, was part of a test study that recently investigated the fuel efficiency and reliability of these buses. Credit: Leslie Eudy Today's hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) range from small passenger cars to sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and large trucks. Though they often look just like conventional vehicles, HEVs usually include an electric motor as well as a small internal combustion engine (ICE). This combination provides greater fuel economy and fewer emissions than most conventional ICE vehicles do. HEVs are powered by two energy sources: an energy conversion unit, such as

473

Vehicle Ancillary Load Reduction Project Close-Out Report: An Overview of the Task and a Compilation of the Research Results  

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The amount of fuel used for climate control in U.S. vehicles reduces the fuel economy of more than 200 million light-duty conventional vehicles and thus affects U.S. energy security. Researchers at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimated that the United States consumes about 7 billion gallons of fuel per year for air-conditioning (A/C) light-duty vehicles. Using a variety of tools, NREL researchers developed innovative techniques and technologies to reduce the amount of fuel needed for these vehicles' ancillary loads. For example, they found that the A/C cooling capacity of 5.7 kW in a Cadillac STS could be reduced by 30% while maintaining a cooldown performance of 30 minutes. A simulation showed that reducing the A/C load by 30% decreased A/C fuel consumption by 26%. Other simulations supported the great potential for improving fuel economy by using new technologies and techniques developed to reduce ancillary loads.

Rugh, J.; Farrington, R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities  

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AdvAnced vehicle Technology AdvAnced vehicle Technology AnAlysis And evAluATion AcTiviTies U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2006 Annual Progress Report for Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Lee Slezak, Technology Manager Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities FY 2006 Annual Report CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................ 1 II. MODELING AND SIMULATION ................................................................................................ 9

475

Alternative Fuel Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicles Learn how a local Clean Cities coalition helped Idaho's Valley Regional Transit switch to compressed natural gas buses, allowing the transit authority to maintain its service while reducing harmful emissions. Learn how a local Clean Cities coalition helped Idaho's Valley Regional Transit switch to compressed natural gas buses, allowing the transit authority to maintain its service while reducing harmful emissions. From electric cars and propane vehicles to natural gas-powered buses and trucks that run on biodiesel, today's options for alternative fuel vehicles are vast. Increasing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles will help reduce consumers' fuel costs, minimize pollution and increase

476

Electric car may not compete  

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Electric car may not compete ... The electric car could find a niche in urban utility driving, but it may never be fully competitive with the internal combustion auto, according to Richard S. Morse, lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at Massachu. ...

1967-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

477

Environmentail Iplications of Electric Cars  

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...Battery lead per life-cycle kilometer (g/km) 27 4 Lead releases per life-cycle kilometer Virgin production...the battery. The Life Cycle of Lead: Environmental...lead retained in the engine and exhaust of the car...current cars. The more fundamental problem is that these...

Lester B. Lave; Chris T. Hendrickson; Francis Clay McMichael

1995-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

478

Southern California: The Detroit of Electric Cars?  

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University o f An early alternative to an electric car.CALIFORNIA: THE DETROIT O F ELECTRIC CARS? BY A L L E N J .center for producing electric cars? It's a mistake to assume

Scott, Allen J.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

REVA Electric car: a case study of innovation at RECC  

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High levels of pollution in urban areas have forced automobile companies to think innovative ways of manufacturing vehicles to mitigate pollution. As a result, development of electric vehicles has gained acceptance worldwide. With innovation as the primary motto, REVA, India's first electric car was developed and commercialised by REVA Electric Car Company (RECC), a joint venture of Maini Group in India and AEV LLC of California, USA. Supports in different forms have helped the company to carve a niche for itself in the domestic as well as in the global market. RECC's strategy is to sustain its competitiveness and apply continuous improvement as a design philosophy. Though electric vehicle technology is at a nascent stage in India, but RECC definitely sees a long and bright future for electric vehicles in India. RECC will continue to strive towards its vision of establishing a tradition of excellence and leadership in environment friendly urban transportation by offering the best value and highest quality electric vehicles for city mobility. Strong orientation towards R&D, technology planning and quality together with a highly motivated and dynamic team, RECC has the potential to become global. Clearly defined vision, leadership in innovation and a quest for excellence have been the key to the success of the concept and incessant driving force behind RECC.

Chetan Kumaar Maini

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

The price of energy efficiency in the Spanish car market  

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Abstract Due to climate change, energy dependence and other energy-related issues, most developed countries are attempting to reduce fossil-fuel use in the transport sector. Accordingly, there are several instruments that have been in place for many years, such as mandatory design standards, taxes on fuels, car purchase and ownership, and energy efficiency labels. Yet it is still not clear whether consumers value energy efficiency as a characteristic of vehicles. In this paper we use the European labelling system for light vehicles, which classifies automobiles according to their relative fuel consumption levels, as a novel, alternative indicator for energy efficiency. Moreover, we use a unique database that incorporates official commercial prices along with prices obtained through ‘mystery shopping’ at a selection of Spanish car retailers. We apply the hedonic price method to this database to estimate the price functions for vehicles and thereby obtain the marginal price of vehicles rated highly in terms of energy efficiency. Our results show that vehicles labelled A and B are sold at prices 3 to 5.9 percent higher than those with similar characteristics but lower energy-efficiency labels.

Ibon Galarraga; Ana Ramos; Josu Lucas; Xavier Labandeira

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership:  

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Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Third Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Third Report Agency/Company /Organization: National Academies Press Focus Area: Vehicles Topics: Best Practices Website: www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12939 This report reviews the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, a public-private partnership focusing on the high-risk, pre-competitive research needed to develop clean, energy efficient vehicle and infrastructure technologies to transform the personal transportation system. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air

482

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #708: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety  

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8: January 2, 8: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety and Emissions Equipment Make Up an Increasing Share of the Cost of a Car to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #708: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety and Emissions Equipment Make Up an Increasing Share of the Cost of a Car on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #708: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety and Emissions Equipment Make Up an Increasing Share of the Cost of a Car on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #708: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety and Emissions Equipment Make Up an Increasing Share of the Cost of a Car on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #708: January 2, 2012 Amenities, Safety and Emissions Equipment Make Up an Increasing Share of

483

Assessing vehicle detection utilizing video image processing technology  

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. Autoscope - 45 mph 45 52 56 Table 10. Mean Passenger Car Speeds - Radar Gun vs. Autoscope - 55 mph . . . . . 60 Table 11. Percent Difference Between the Mean Radar Gun Speed and the Unadjusted Mean Autoscope Speed Table 12. Vehicle Speed Calculation...

Hartmann, Duane E

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

484

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle visits Department of...  

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of Energy September 26, 2014 - 3:34pm Addthis Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman test drove the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle when the car made an appearance at the...

485

Lane estimation for autonomous vehicles using vision and LIDAR  

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Autonomous ground vehicles, or self-driving cars, require a high level of situational awareness in order to operate safely and eciently in real-world conditions. A system able to quickly and reliably estimate the location ...

Huang, Albert Shuyu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Electric Vehicles in China: Emissions and Health Impacts  

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E-bikes in China are the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history, with more than 100 million e-bikes purchased in the past decade and vehicle ownership about 2× larger for e-bikes as for conventional cars; e-car sales, too, are rapidly growing. ... This article’s focus on electric vehicles (EVs: electric cars [e-cars] and electric two-wheelers including electric bicycles and light electric scooters [e-bikes]) in China is motivated in part by their unprecedented rise in popularity (Figure 1). ... Elec. vehicles (EV) are proposed in China as a potential option to address dramatically increasing energy demand from on-road transport; however, mass EV use could involve multiple environmental issues since EV use electricity primarily generated by coal. ...

Shuguang Ji; Christopher R. Cherry; Matthew J. Bechle; Ye Wu; Julian D. Marshall

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

487

Design and Control of a Fully Automated Vehicle door  

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The objective of the research was to develop a fully automated vehicle car door that can detect any object obstructing its path during operation. A fully automated door concept has not yet been implemented in the car industry. The door, operated via...

Hong, Kyung-Min

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

488

Design of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems for Road Vehicles  

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Several models of FC vehicles fuelled by H2 have been produced by many car’s industries in the past two decades, ... of 2009 the new model B class F-Cell equipped with new generations of fuel cells, Li-ion batter...

Pasquale Corbo; Fortunato Migliardini…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

NGV and FCV Light Duty Transportation Perspective  

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transportation perspectives Matt Fronk, Matt Fronk & Associates, LLC 1 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne nAtiOnAl lAbOrAtOry NG Workshop summary report - appeNDIX G 2 OctOber 2011 | ArgOnne...

490

Business Case for Light-Duty Diesels  

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(NSC) 12 Cost of Diesel Systems Aftertreatment - components SCR has a high NOx conversion rate and good durability Potential exists for Bin 5 for light trucks up to 8,500 lbs...

491

Advanced Technology Light Duty Diesel Aftertreatment System ...  

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Approach to Low Temperature NOx Emission Abatement Cummins' Next Generation Tier 2, Bin 2 Light Truck Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine...

492

Advanced Technology Light Duty Diesel Aftertreatment System  

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Dearborn, MI T2B2 FTP-75 NOx Cycle Limit http:www.dieselnet.comstandardscyclesftp75.php ATLAS T2B2 AT Strategy Summary 1162012 U.S. Department of Energy DEER 2012 -...

493

Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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Survey of Oregon Hybrid Gas-Electric Car Owners. July. U.S.of a qualifying gas-electric car, but because this is a

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

NREL: Learning - Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics  

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Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player This video provides an overview of the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems and its research. Video produced for NREL by Fireside Production. Text Version We can improve the fuel economy of our cars, trucks, and buses by designing them to use the energy in fuels more efficiently. And we can help to reduce our nation's growing reliance on imported oil by running our vehicles on renewable and alternative fuels. Advanced vehicles and fuels can also put the brakes on air pollution and improve our environment. At least 250 million vehicles are in use in the United States today. They include all kinds of passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses, and large

495

Hydrogen ICE Vehicle Testing Activities  

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The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity teamed with Electric Transportation Applications and Arizona Public Service to develop and monitor the operations of the APS Alternative Fuel (Hydrogen) Pilot Plant. The Pilot Plant provides 100% hydrogen, and hydrogen and compressed natural gas (H/CNG)-blended fuels for the evaluation of hydrogen and H/CNG internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in controlled and fleet testing environments. Since June 2002, twenty hydrogen and H/CNG vehicles have accumulated 300,000 test miles and 5,700 fueling events. The AVTA is part of the Department of Energy’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. These testing activities are managed by the Idaho National Laboratory. This paper discusses the Pilot Plant design and monitoring, and hydrogen ICE vehicle testing methods and results.

J. Francfort; D. Karner

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Review of FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership  

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Review of FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Review of FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Project Summary Full Title: Review of the Research Program of the U.S. DRIVE Partnership Previous Title(s): Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Project ID: 203 Principal Investigator: Brief Description: The National Research Council's Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program evaluates the structure and management of the Partnership as well as the Partnership's adequacy, progress, and technical problem areas on a biannual basis. Keywords: Advanced technology vehicles, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, hydrogen production Purpose Evaluate DOE-sponsored research efforts directed at the goal of a hydrogen economy under the U.S. DRIVE Partnership (formerly the FreedomCAR and Fuel

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Cytotoxicity and Inflammatory Potential of Soot Particles of Low-Emission Diesel Engines  

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This effect is assigned to the defective surface structure of Euro IV diesel soot, rendering it highly active. ... Since the implementation of the 1970 Clean Air Act in the United States of America, progress has been made in the reduction of exhaust gas and soot emissions of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles (passenger cars and trucks). ...

Dang Sheng Su; Annalucia Serafino; Jens-Oliver Müller; Rolf E. Jentoft; Robert Schlögl; Silvana Fiorito

2008-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...  

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Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector...

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Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle Basics Vehicle Basics Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics August 20, 2013 - 9:11am Addthis Photo of a blue car with 'The Road to Hydrogen' written on it, filling up at a hydrogen fueling station. Fuel cell vehicles, powered by hydrogen, have the potential to revolutionize our transportation system. They are more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and produce no harmful tailpipe exhaust-their only emission is water. Fuel cell vehicles and the hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them are in an early stage of development. The U.S. Department of Energy is leading government and industry efforts to make hydrogen-powered vehicles an affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe transportation option. Visit the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center to learn more

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Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics August 20, 2013 - 9:11am Addthis Photo of a blue car with 'The Road to Hydrogen' written on it, filling up at a hydrogen fueling station. Fuel cell vehicles, powered by hydrogen, have the potential to revolutionize our transportation system. They are more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and produce no harmful tailpipe exhaust-their only emission is water. Fuel cell vehicles and the hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them are in an early stage of development. The U.S. Department of Energy is leading government and industry efforts to make hydrogen-powered vehicles an affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe transportation option. Visit the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center to learn more