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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Medium-Duty Vehicle Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-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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Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2001 and subsequent model-year passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty trucks for which non-methane organic gas (NMOG) exhaust emission reduction credit is requested as a result of the use of a DOR technology on a motor vehicle radiator, air conditioning assembly, or other appropriate substrate. REFERENCES:

unknown authors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Use Performance Results of Medium Duty Electric Vehicles (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation describes a DOE program to monitor and report on vehicle performance and energy utilization of medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Walkowicz, K.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TO: ALL PASSENGER CAR MANUFACTURERS ALL LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURERS ALL MEDIUM-DUTY VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS ALL DIRECT IMPORTERS ALL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES SUBJECT: Submission of Certification Data Demonstrating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This letter transmits the attached Manufacturers Advisory Correspondence (MAC) which informs vehicle manufacturers of the need to submit demonstrations of compliance with the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) idle mode and Acceleration Simulation Mode (ASM) loaded mode emission standards, for all 2000 and subsequent model-year emission-data vehicles (EDVs) at the time of certification. If you have any questions or comments, please contact

John D. Dunlap; Pete Wilson; R. B. Summerfield

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Analysis of Electric Drive Options for Medium-Duty Parcel Delivery Vehicles: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Medium-duty vehicles are used in a broad array of fleet applications, including parcel delivery. These vehicles are excellent candidates for electric drive applications due to their transient-intensive duty cycles, operation in densely populated areas, and relatively high fuel consumption and emissions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a robust assessment of parcel delivery routes and completed a model-based techno-economic analysis of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle configurations. First, NREL characterized parcel delivery vehicle usage patterns, most notably daily distance driven and drive cycle intensity. Second, drive-cycle analysis results framed the selection of drive cycles used to test a parcel delivery HEV on a chassis dynamometer. Next, measured fuel consumption results were used to validate simulated fuel consumption values derived from a dynamic model of the parcel delivery vehicle. Finally, NREL swept a matrix of 120 component size, usage, and cost combinations to assess impacts on fuel consumption and vehicle cost. The results illustrated the dependency of component sizing on drive-cycle intensity and daily distance driven and may allow parcel delivery fleets to match the most appropriate electric drive vehicle to their fleet usage profile.

Barnitt, R. A.; Brooker, A. D.; Ramroth, L.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overcoming the Range Limitation of Medium-Duty Battery Electric Vehicles through the use of Hydrogen Fuel-Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Battery electric vehicles possess great potential for decreasing lifecycle costs in medium-duty applications, a market segment currently dominated by internal combustion technology. Characterized by frequent repetition of similar routes and daily return to a central depot, medium-duty vocations are well positioned to leverage the low operating costs of battery electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the range limitation of commercially available battery electric vehicles acts as a barrier to widespread adoption. This paper describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners to analyze the use of small hydrogen fuel-cell stacks to extend the range of battery electric vehicles as a means of improving utility, and presumably, increasing market adoption. This analysis employs real-world vocational data and near-term economic assumptions to (1) identify optimal component configurations for minimizing lifecycle costs, (2) benchmark economic performance relative to both battery electric and conventional powertrains, and (3) understand how the optimal design and its competitiveness change with respect to duty cycle and economic climate. It is found that small fuel-cell power units provide extended range at significantly lower capital and lifecycle costs than additional battery capacity alone. And while fuel-cell range-extended vehicles are not deemed economically competitive with conventional vehicles given present-day economic conditions, this paper identifies potential future scenarios where cost equivalency is achieved.

Wood, E.; Wang, L.; Gonder, J.; Ulsh, M.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Battery Cost at Which Plug-In Hybrid Medium-Duty Parcel Delivery Vehicles Become Cost-Effective  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) validated diesel-conventional and diesel-hybrid medium-duty parcel delivery vehicle models to evaluate petroleum reductions and cost implications of hybrid and plug-in hybrid diesel variants. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are run on a field data-derived design matrix to analyze the effect of drive cycle, distance, engine downsizing, battery replacements, and battery energy on fuel consumption and lifetime cost. For an array of diesel fuel costs, the battery cost per kilowatt-hour at which the hybridized configuration becomes cost-effective is calculated. This builds on a previous analysis that found the fuel savings from medium duty plug-in hybrids more than offset the vehicles' incremental price under future battery and fuel cost projections, but that they seldom did so under present day cost assumptions in the absence of purchase incentives. The results also highlight the importance of understanding the application's drive cycle specific daily distance and kinetic intensity.

Ramroth, L. A.; Gonder, J. D.; Brooker, A. D.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Passenger Vehicle Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Passenger Vehicle Procurement Requirements

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Integrated Testing, Simulation and Analysis of Electric Drive Options for Medium-Duty Parcel Delivery Vehicles: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory verified diesel-conventional and diesel-hybrid parcel delivery vehicle models to evaluate petroleum reduction and cost implications of plug-in hybrid gasoline and diesel variants. These variants are run on a field-data-derived design matrix to analyze the effects of drive cycle, distance, battery replacements, battery capacity, and motor power on fuel consumption and lifetime cost. Two cost scenarios using fuel prices corresponding to forecasted highs for 2011 and 2030 and battery costs per kilowatt-hour representing current and long-term targets compare plug-in hybrid lifetime costs with diesel conventional lifetime costs. Under a future cost scenario of $100/kWh battery energy and $5/gal fuel, plug-in hybrids are cost effective. Assuming a current cost of $700/kWh and $3/gal fuel, they rarely recoup the additional motor and battery cost. The results highlight the importance of understanding the application's drive cycle, daily driving distance, and kinetic intensity. For instances in the current-cost scenario where the additional plug-in hybrid cost is regained in fuel savings, the combination of kinetic intensity and daily distance travelled does not coincide with the usage patterns observed in the field data. If the usage patterns were adjusted, the hybrids could become cost effective.

Ramroth, L. A.; Gonder, J.; Brooker, A.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Class 2b Trucks (Vehicles of 8,500 to 10,000...  

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weight rating HD heavy-duty lbs pounds LDT light-duty trucks LEV low-emission vehicle LNG liquefied natural gas LPG liquefied petroleum gas MDPV medium-duty passenger vehicle MY...

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Full Useful Life (120,000 miles) Exhaust Emission Performance of a NOx Adsorber and Diesel Particle Filter Equipped Passenger Car and Medium-duty Engine in Conjunction with Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Discusses the full useful life exhaust emission performance of a NOx (nitrogen oxides) adsorber and diesel particle filter equipped light-duty and medium-duty engine using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.

Thornton, M.; Tatur, M.; Tomazic, D.; Weber, P.; Webb, C.

2005-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Vehicle Systems, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, Vol. 11, Nos. 3/4, 2004 349 Modelling and control of a medium-duty hybrid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

engine. Keywords: electric vehicles, electric-vehicle simulation, hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid-duty hybrid electric truck', Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 11, Nos. 3/4, pp. 349­370. 1 Introduction. Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV) appear to be one of the most viable technologies with significant

Peng, Huei

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Control System Development for an Advanced-Technology Medium-Duty Hybrid Electric Truck  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

03TB-45 Control System Development for an Advanced-Technology Medium-Duty Hybrid Electric Truck and vehicle test results for a medium-duty hybrid electric truck are reported in this paper. The design the benchmark vehicle. INTRODUCTION Hybrid powertrain is among the most visible transportation technology

Grizzle, Jessy W.

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Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors R. D. Peacock E. Braun Center for Fire Research National ...

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #342: October 18, 2004 Passenger...  

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2: October 18, 2004 Passenger Car Sales in China to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 342: October 18, 2004 Passenger Car Sales in China on Facebook Tweet...

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Vehicle hydraulic system that provides heat for passenger compartment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vehicle includes a vehicle housing which defines a passenger compartment. Attached to the vehicle housing is a hydraulic system, that includes a hydraulic fluid which flows through at least one passageway within the hydraulic system. Also attached to the vehicle housing is a passenger compartment heating system. The passenger compartment heating system includes a heat exchanger, wherein a portion of the heat exchanger is a segment of the at least one passageway of the hydraulic system.

Bartley, Bradley E. (Manito, IL); Blass, James R. (Bloomington, IL); Gibson, Dennis H. (Chillicothe, IL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Vehicle Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

France, Germany, and Sweden link vehicle taxes to the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates of passenger vehicles. Based on new vehicle registration data from 2005–2010, a vehicle’s tax is negatively correlated with its ...

Klier, Thomas

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Truck Essential Power Systems Efficiency Improvements for Medium-Duty Trucks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

With a variety of hybrid vehicles available in the passenger car market, electric technologies and components of that scale are becoming readily available. Commercial vehicle segments have lagged behind passenger car markets, leaving opportunities for component and system development. Escalating fuel prices impact all markets and provide motivation for OEMs, suppliers, customers, and end-users to seek new techniques and technologies to deliver reduced fuel consumption. The research presented here specifically targets the medium-duty (MD), Class 4-7, truck market with technologies aimed at reducing fuel consumption. These technologies could facilitate not only idle, but also parasitic load reductions. The development efforts here build upon the success of the More Electric Truck (MET) demonstration program at Caterpillar Inc. Employing a variety of electric accessories, the MET demonstrated the improvement seen with such technologies on a Class 8 truck. The Truck Essential Power Systems Efficiency Improvements for Medium-Duty Trucks (TEPS) team scaled the concepts and successes of MET to a MD chassis. The team designed an integrated starter/generator (ISG) package and energy storage system (ESS), explored ways to replace belt and gear-driven accessory systems, and developed supervisory control algorithms to direct the usage of the generated electricity and system behavior on the vehicle. All of these systems needed to fit within the footprint of a MD vehicle and be compatible with the existing conventional systems to the largest extent possible. The overall goal of this effort was to demonstrate a reduction in fuel consumption across the drive cycle, including during idle periods, through truck electrification. Furthermore, the team sought to evaluate the benefits of charging the energy storage system during vehicle braking. The vehicle features an array of electric accessories facilitating on-demand, variable actuation. Removal of these accessories from the belt or geartrain of the engine yields efficiency improvements for the engine while freeing those accessories to perform at their individual peak efficiencies to meet instantaneous demand. The net result is a systems approach to fuel usage optimization. Unique control algorithms were specifically developed to capitalize on the flexibility afforded by the TEPS architecture. Moreover, the TEPS truck technology mixture exhibits a means to supplant current accessory power sources such as on-board or trailer-mounted gasoline-powered generators or air compressors. Such functionality further enhances the value of the electric systems beyond the fuel savings alone. To demonstrate the fuel economy improvement wrought via the TEPS components, vehicle fuel economy testing was performed on the nearly stock (baseline) truck and the TEPS truck. Table 1 illustrates the fuel economy gains produced by the TEPS truck electrification. While the fuel economy results shown in Table 1 do reflect specific test conditions, they show that electrification of accessory hardware can yield significant fuel savings. In this case, the savings equated to a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption during controlled on-road testing. Truck electrification allows engine shutdown during idle conditions as well as independent on-demand actuation of accessory systems. In some cases, independent actuation may even include lack of operation, a feature not always present in mechanically driven components. This combination of attributes allows significant improvements in system efficiency and the fuel economy improvements demonstrated by the TEPS team.

Larry Slone; Jeffery Birkel

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric-powered passenger vehicle program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The program plan is presented for developing an electric vehicle incorporating a flywheel regenerative power system with design considerations and goals for safety and for vehicle body construction using lightweight fiber-reinforced composite material. Schedules are included for each of the major steps in the program. (LCL)

Rowlett, B.H.

1977-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric-powered passenger vehicle program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A revised program plan is presented for developing an electric vehicle incorporating a flywheel regenerative power system with design considerations and goals for safety and for vehicle body construction using lightweight fiber-reinforced composite material. Schedules are included for each of the major steps in the program. (LCL)

Rowlett, B.H.

1977-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A unified framework for trajectory planning, threat assessment, and semi-autonomous control of passenger vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes the design of an active safety framework that performs trajectory planning, threat assessment, and semi-autonomous control of passenger vehicles in hazard avoidance scenarios. The vehicle navigation ...

Anderson, Sterling J., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ballistic Resistance of Armored Passenger Vehicles: Test Protocols and Quality Methods  

SciTech Connect

This guide establishes a test methodology for determining the overall ballistic resistance of the passenger compartment of assembled nontactical armored passenger vehicles (APVs). Because ballistic testing of every piece of every component of an armored vehicle is impractical, if not impossible, this guide describes a testing scheme based on statistical sampling of exposed component surface areas. Results from the test of the sampled points are combined to form a test score that reflects the probability of ballistic penetration into the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Jeffrey M. Lacy; Robert E. Polk

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger ... Table 11. Test Procedures and Evaluation Criteria for Small- Scale Testing of Amtrak Furnishings..... ...

2004-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Cars on a diet : the material and energy impacts of passenger vehicle weight reduction in the U.S.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Vehicle weight reduction is a known strategy to address growing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use by passenger vehicles. We find that every 10% reduction in vehicle weight can cut fuel consumption by ...

Cheah, Lynette W. (Lynette Wan Ting)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis and energy security concerns have prompted policy action in the United States and abroad to reduce petroleum

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Low Floor Americans with Disabilities Compliant Alternate Fuel Vehicle Project  

SciTech Connect

This project developed a low emission, cost effective, fuel efficient, medium-duty community/transit shuttle bus that meets American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and meets National Energy Policy Act requirements (uses alternative fuel). The Low Profile chassis, which is the basis of this vehicle is configured to be fuel neutral to accommodate various alternative fuels. Demonstration of the vehicle in Yellowstone Park in summer (wheeled operation) and winter (track operation) demonstrated the feasibility and flexibility for this vehicle to provide year around operation throughout the Parks system as well as normal transit operation. The unique configuration of the chassis which provides ADA access with a simple ramp and a flat floor throughout the passenger compartment, provides maximum access for all passengers as well as maximum flexibility to configure the vehicle for each application. Because this product is derived from an existing medium duty truck chassis, the completed bus is 40-50% less expensive than existing low floor transit buses, with the reliability and durability of OEM a medium duty truck.

James Bartel

2004-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix A: mission analysis and performance specification studies. Volume II. Appendices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

These appendices to the mission analysis report for the Near Term Hybrid Vehicle program contain data on passenger vehicle usage by purpose, trip length, travel speed, vehicle age, vehicle ownership and fuel economy, and US demographics. (LCL)

Traversi, M.; Barbarek, L.A.C.

1979-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase I of the Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Vehicle Program are summarized. This phase of the program ws a study leading to the preliminary design of a 5-passenger hybrid vehicle utilizing two energy sources (electricity and gasoline/diesel fuel) to minimize petroleum usage on a fleet basis. This report presents the following: overall summary of the Phase I activity; summary of the individual tasks; summary of the hybrid vehicle design; summary of the alternative design options; summary of the computer simulations; summary of the economic analysis; summary of the maintenance and reliability considerations; summary of the design for crash safety; and bibliography.

Not Available

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix C: preliminary design data package. Volume II. Appendices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This appendix to the final report on the Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program contans data on Na-S batteries, Ni-Zn batteries; vehicle body design; tire characteristics; and results of computer simulations of vehicle yaw, pitch, and roll under various driving and aerodynamic conditions. (LCL)

Piccolo, R.

1979-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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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 All new passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles

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Lightweight materials in the light-duty passenger vehicle market: Their market penetration potential and impacts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results of a lightweight materials study. Various lightweight materials are examined and the most cost effective are selected for further analysis. Aluminum and high-performance polymer matrix composites (PMCS) are found to have the highest potential for reducing the weight of automobiles and passenger-oriented light trucks. Weight reduction potential for aluminum and carbon fiber-based PMCs are computed based on a set of component-specific replacement criteria (such as stiffness and strength), and the consequent incremental cost scenarios are developed. The authors assume that a materials R and D program successfully reduces the cost of manufacturing aluminum and carbon fiber PMC-intensive vehicles. A vehicle choice model is used to project market shares for the lightweight vehicles. A vehicle survival and age-related usage model is employed to compute energy consumption over time for the vehicle stock. After a review of projected costs, the following two sets of vehicles are characterized to compete with the conventional materials vehicles: (1) aluminum vehicles with limited replacement providing 19% weight reduction (AIV-Mid), and (2) aluminum vehicles with the maximum replacement providing 31% weight reduction (AIV-Max). Assuming mass-market introduction in 2005, the authors project a national petroleum energy savings of 3% for AIV-Mid and 5% for AIV-Max in 2030.

Stodolsky, F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Center for Transportation Research]|[Argonne National Lab., Washington, DC (United States); Vyas, A.; Cuenca, R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Center for Transportation Research

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential applications of wrought magnesium alloys for passenger vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Vehicle weight reduction is one of the major means available for improving automotive fuel efficiency. Although high-strength steels, aluminum (Al), and polymers are already being used to achieve significant weight reductions, substantial additional weight reductions could be achieved by increased use of magnesium (Mg) and its alloys, which have very low density. Magnesium alloys are currently used in relatively small quantities for auto parts; use is generally limited to die castings, such as housings. The Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory has performed a study for the Lightweight Materials Program within DOE`s Office of Transportation Materials to evaluate the suitability of wrought Mg and its alloys to replace steel or aluminum for automotive structural and sheet applications. This study identifies technical and economic barriers to this replacement and suggests R&D areas to enable economical large-volume use. Detailed results of the study will be published at a later date. Magnesium sheet could be used in body nonstructural and semi-structural applications, while extrusions could be used in such structural applications as spaceframes. Currently, Mg sheet has found limited use in the aerospace industry, where costs are not a major concern. The major barrier to greatly increased automotive use is high cost; two technical R&D areas are identified that could enable major reductions in costs. These are novel reduction technology and better hot-forming technology, possibly operating at lower temperatures and involving superplastic behavior.

Gaines, L.; Cuenca, R.; Stodolsky, F.; Wu, S.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Any new light-duty passenger car, light-duty truck, or medium-duty

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Near term hybrid passenger vehicle development program. Phase I. Appendices A and B. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this report vehicle use patterns or missions are defined and studied. The three most promising missions were found to be: all-purpose city driving which has the maximum potential market penetration; commuting which requires mainly a two-passenger car; and family and civic business driving which have minimal range requirements. The mission selection process was based principally on an analysis of the travel patterns found in the Nationwide Transportation Survey and on the Los Angeles and Washington, DC origin-destination studies data presented by General Research Corporation in Volume II of this report. Travel patterns in turn were converted to fuel requirements for 1985 conventional and hybrid cars. By this means the potential fuel savings for each mission were estimated, and preliminary design requirements for hybrid vehicles were derived.

Not Available

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Passenger-Vehicle Development Program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under contract to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, Minicars conducted Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle (NTHV) Development Program. This program led to the preliminary design of a hybrid (electric and internal combustion engine powered) vehicle and fulfilled the objectives set by JPL. JPL requested that the report address certain specific topics. A brief summary of all Phase I activities is given initially; the hybrid vehicle preliminary design is described in Sections 4, 5, and 6. Table 2 of the Summary lists performance projections for the overall vehicle and some of its subsystems. Section 4.5 gives references to the more-detailed design information found in the Preliminary Design Data Package (Appendix C). Alternative hybrid-vehicle design options are discussed in Sections 3 through 6. A listing of the tradeoff study alternatives is included in Section 3. Computer simulations are discussed in Section 9. Section 8 describes the supporting economic analyses. Reliability and safety considerations are discussed specifically in Section 7 and are mentioned in Sections 4, 5, and 6. Section 10 lists conclusions and recommendations arrived at during the performance of Phase I. A complete bibliography follows the list of references.

Not Available

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix A: mission analysis and performance specification studies. Volume I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Studies are described which were performed for the Near Term Hybrid Vehicle program to determine passenger car usage patterns and to correlate these trip mission characteristics with vehicle design and performance specifications. (LCL)

Traversi, M.; Barbarek, L.A.C.

1979-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Transportation - Engines - Reducing Heavy Vehicle Idling...  

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and Emissions for Short Passenger-Car Stops, paper for January 2013 meeting of the Transportation Research Board (927 kB PDF) Idling Reduction for Medium-Duty Fleets, presentation...

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Fuel and emission impacts of heavy hybrid vehicles.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hybrid powertrains for certain heavy vehicles may improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. Of particular interest are commercial vehicles, typically in Classes 3-6, that travel in urban areas. Hybrid strategies and associated energy/emissions benefits for these classes of vehicles could be significantly different from those for passenger cars. A preliminary analysis has been conducted to investigate the energy and emissions performance of Class 3 and 6 medium-duty trucks and Class 6 school buses under eight different test cycles. Three elements are associated with this analysis: (1) establish baseline fuel consumption and emission scenario's from selected, representative baseline vehicles and driving schedules; (2) identify sources of energy inefficiency from baseline technology vehicles; and (3) assess maximum and practical potentials for energy savings and emissions reductions associated with heavy vehicle hybridization under real-world driving conditions. Our analysis excludes efficiency gains associated with such other measures as vehicle weight reduction and air resistance reduction, because such measures would also benefit conventional technology vehicles. Our research indicates that fuel economy and emission benefits of hybridization can be very sensitive to different test cycles. We conclude that, on the basis of present-day technology, the potential fuel economy gains average about 60-75% for Class 3 medium-duty trucks and 35% for Class 6 school buses. The fuel economy gains can be higher in the future, as hybrid technology continues to improve. The practical emissions reduction potentials associated with vehicle hybridization are significant as well.

An, F.; Eberhardt, J. J.; Stodolsky, F.

1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Evaluation of half wave induction motor drive for use in passenger vehicles. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes research performed to devise and design a lower cost inverter-induction motor drive for electrical propulsion of passenger vehicles. A two-phase inverter-motor system is recommended. It is predicted to provide comparable vehicle performance, improved reliability and nearly a 10% cost advantage for a high production vehicle because of the reduction in total parts count, decreased total rating of the power semiconductor switches and somewhat simpler control hardware compared to the conventional three-phase bridge inverter-motor drive system. The major disadvantages of the two-phase inverter-motor drive are that the tow-phase motor is larger and more expensive than a three-phase machine, the design of snubbers for the power switches is difficult because motor lead and bifilar winding leakage inductances produce higher transient voltages, and the torque pulsations are relatively large because of the necessity to limit the inverter switching frequency to achieve high efficiency. An actuall model of the two-phase system must be constructed and evaluated. The most challenging engineering design task will be to design the inverter, motor and snubber circuits to minimize transient voltages with high system efficiency.

Hoft, R.G.; Kawamura, A.; Goodarzi, A.; Yang, G.Q.; Erickson, C.L.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix C: preliminary design data package. Volume I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The assumptions made, analysis methods used, and preliminary results of research to determine the design specifications for a hybrid electric-powered and internal combustion engine-powered vehicle that would optimize the fuel economy of passenger automobiles are described. Information is included on body and component design, selection of spark-ignition engine and Ni-Zn batteries, life-cycle costs and life-cycle fuel consumption. (LCL)

Piccolo, R.

1979-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Sulfur Effects on a Medium-Duty Diesel Pick-Up with a NOx Adsorber, Diesel Particle Filter Emissions Control System: 2000-Hour Aging Results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Discusses the emission results of a nitrogen oxide adsorber catalyst and a diesel particle filter in a medium-duty, diesel pick-up truck.

Thornton, M.; Webb, C. C.; Weber, P. A.; Orban, J.; Slone, E.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE FUTURE DEMAND FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL PASSENGER VEHICLES: A DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION APPROACH  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

............................................................................ 63 Figure 18. Observations and Predictions of CNG Vehicle Annual Sales, 1993 ............................................... 73 Figure 23. Annual Sales of CNG Vehicles in the Base Scenario (not including replacements)... 73 Figure 24. Annual Sales of CNG Vehicles in the Base Scenario (including replacements) ......... 74 Figure

Levinson, David M.

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Ownership and usage of small passenger vehicles: findings from the 1977 National Personal Transportation Study  

SciTech Connect

This report examines current patterns in the ownership and usage of small vehicles by private households. The analysis was conducted to shed additional light on the market potential for smaller, energy efficient vehicles, in particular, electric cars. The 1977 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) was used to obtain information on the socio-demographic characteristics and the travel and vehicle ownership behavior of US households based on a national probability sample. The issues posed to direct the investigation of small vehicle ownership and use behavior include: the ownership of small vehicles; the proportion of the private vehicle population accounted for by small vehicles; how small and large vehicles compare in terms of physical characteristics and performance and terms of usage; and how small/large vehicle ownership and usage differences are explained by household differences or physical differences in the vehicles themselves. The study's approach to these issues has focused on descriptive data analysis, employing such tools as cross-classification tables, distributions, and graphic displays. (MCW)

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Yosemite Waters Vehicle Evaluation Report: Final Results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Document details the evaluation of Fischer-Tropsch diesel, a gas-to-liquid fuel, in medium-duty delivery vehicles at Yosemite Waters. The study was conducted by NREL at the company's Fullerton, California, bottling headquarters.

Eudy, L.; Barnitt, R.; Alleman, T. L.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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he electrification of passenger vehicles has the potential to address three of the most critical  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

exist for helping to achieve these goals. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), such as the Toyota Prius. Larger PHEV batteries enable longer electric travel between charges. The PHEV version of the Prius has

McGaughey, Alan

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Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Passenger-Vehicle Development Program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Heat engine/electric hybrid vehicles offer the potential of greatly reduced petroleum consumption, compared to conventional vehicles, without the disadvantages of limited performance and operating range associated with purely electric vehicles. This report documents a hybrid-vehicle design approach which is aimed at the development of the technology required to achieve this potential - in such a way that it is transferable to the auto industry in the near term. The development of this design approach constituted Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid-Vehicle Program. The major tasks in this program were: (1) Mission Analysis and Performance Specification Studies; (2) Design Tradeoff Studies; and (3) Preliminary Design. Detailed reports covering each of these tasks are included as appendices to this report and issued under separate cover; a fourth task, Sensitivity Studies, is also included in the report on the Design Tradeoff Studies. Because of the detail with which these appendices cover methodology and both interim and final results, the body of this report was prepared as a brief executive summary of the program activities and results, with appropriate references to the detailed material in the appendices.

Not Available

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near term hybrid passenger vehicle development program. Phase I. Appendices C and D. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The derivation of and actual preliminary design of the Near Term Hybrid Vehicle (NTHV) are presented. The NTHV uses a modified GM Citation body, a VW Rabbit turbocharged diesel engine, a 24KW compound dc electric motor, a modified GM automatic transmission, and an on-board computer for transmission control. The following NTHV information is presented: the results of the trade-off studies are summarized; the overall vehicle design; the selection of the design concept and the base vehicle (the Chevrolet Citation), the battery pack configuration, structural modifications, occupant protection, vehicle dynamics, and aerodynamics; the powertrain design, including the transmission, coupling devices, engine, motor, accessory drive, and powertrain integration; the motor controller; the battery type, duty cycle, charger, and thermal requirements; the control system (electronics); the identification of requirements, software algorithm requirements, processor selection and system design, sensor and actuator characteristics, displays, diagnostics, and other topics; environmental system including heating, air conditioning, and compressor drive; the specifications, weight breakdown, and energy consumption measures; advanced technology components, and the data sources and assumptions used. (LCL)

Not Available

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric-powered passenger vehicle design study program. Task 1. Tradeoff studies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using the baseline vehicle and power system design established previously to meet the performance goals of the program, three power system computer simulation programs were prepared for the basic vehicle tradeoff studies. These programs simulate the performance of the power system and vehicle over different types of driving conditions such as maximum power acceleration, deceleration, city driving cycles, and hill climbing, and permit accurate determination of the benefits of the unique hybrid power system, the total energy required for the suburban city driving cycle, and the extremes of the operating envelopes of the components so that component design options can be defined and studied. Component design tradeoff studies were conducted, including sensitivity studies to show the criticality of the various losses and unknowns in the analytical models. Also, preliminary vehicle layout studies were performed to determine the best locations of the power system and the batteries. Three basic design options are identified for further study. Economic studies were initiated using analytical models to establish the complete vehicle weight and cost breakdowns. Preliminary reliability and safety studies were completed, and maintainability and safety certification criteria established. The detailed analysis of the power system has verified the feasibility of the system and of the performance expectations. Also, the feasibility of energy recovery from regenerative braking has been confirmed. The sensitivity analysis of the power system shows that sufficient margin for unknown design variables is provided. The preliminary economic analysis indicates that the most difficult objective of the study will be the selection of the cost and weight relationships which are required to achieve the overall cost objectives.

Rowlett, B.H.

1976-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Urban Electric Vehicles  

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Urban Electric Vehicles Toyota Urban Electric Vehicle Urban electric vehicles (UEVs) are regular passenger vehicles with top speeds of about 60 miles per hour (mph) and a...

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix D: sensitivity analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report on the Sensitivity of Mission Analysis and Trade-off Studies provides an analysis of the sensitivity of the results of previous mission analysis and performance specification studies to the possible variations of the values of significant parameters as projected to the year 1985. These parameters include vehicle usage by purpose, driving cycles, trip lengths, ownership projections, and life-cycle costs. Tabulated data are included from calculations with variations in these parameters. (LCL)

Traversi, M.

1979-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Passenger vehicle tire rolling resistance can be predicted from a flat-belt test rig  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rolling resistance of fifteen different types of tire was determined on-road by coastdown tests, using several vehicles variously fitted with 14 and 15 inch wheels. Corrections for tire pressure, and for external temperature, were deduced by data regression. The rolling resistance of the same tires was measured on a flat-belt tire test machine, and correction for tire pressure was determined in a like manner. In this paper, the results, in terms of the characteristic rolling resistance, are compared between rig and road. The various test procedures are discussed.

Ivens, J.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles will build and deploy 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks. The trucks will be deployed in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles  

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles A neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) is 4-wheeled vehicle, larger than a golf cart but smaller than most light-duty passenger vehicles. NEVs are...

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - 3rd Quarter 2012 (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles will build and deploy 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks. The trucks will be deployed in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix B: trade-off studies. Volume I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Trade-off studies of Near Term Hybrid Vehicle (NTHV) design elements were performed to identify the most promising design concept in terms of achievable petroleum savings. The activities in these studies are described. The results are presented as preliminary NTHV body design, expected fuel consumption as a function of vehicle speed, engine requirements, battery requirements, and vehicle reliability and cost. (LCL)

Traversi, M.; Piccolo, R.

1979-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Model curriculum outline for Alternatively Fueled Vehicle (AFV) automotive technician training in light and medium duty CNG and LPG  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This model curriculum outline was developed using a turbo-DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process which utilizes practicing experts to undertake a comprehensive job and task analysis. The job and task analysis serves to establish current baseline data accurately and to improve both the process and the product of the job through constant and continuous improvement of training. The DACUM process is based on the following assumptions: (1) Expert workers are the best source for task analysis. (2) Any occupation can be described effectively in terms of tasks. (3) All tasks imply knowledge, skills, and attitudes/values. A DACUM panel, comprised of six experienced and knowledgeable technicians who are presently working in the field, was given an orientation to the DACUM process. The panel then identified, verified, and sequenced all the necessary job duty areas and tasks. The broad duty categories were rated according to relative importance and assigned percentage ratings in priority order. The panel then rated every task for each of the duties on a scale of 1 to 3. A rating of 3 indicates an {open_quotes}essential{close_quotes} task, a rating of 2 indicates an {open_quotes}important{close_quotes} task, and a rating of 1 indicates a {open_quotes}desirable{close_quotes} task.

NONE

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Urban Electric Vehicles  

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are designed to carry two or four passengers. Click here for more information About Urban Electric Vehicles (PDF 128KB) Vehicle Testing Reports Ford THINK City Ford Thnk...

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Performance Characterization of a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine with Bio-Diesel and Petroleum Diesel Fuels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the wake of global warming and fossil fuel depletion, renewed attention has been paid to shifting away from the use of petroleum based fuels. The world?s energy demand is commencing its dependency on alternative fuels. Such alternative fuels in use today consist of bio-alcohols (such as ethanol), hydrogen, biomass, and natural oil/fat derived fuels. However, in this study, the focus will be on the alternative fuel derived from natural oils and fats, namely biodiesel. The following study characterizes the performance of a medium-duty diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel and conventional diesel. The objective is accomplished by taking measurements of manifold pressure and temperature, fuel flow, air flow, and torque. The study first characterizes a John Deere 4.5 liter 4 cylinder direct injection engine with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), common rail fuel injection, and variable turbo-charging with conventional petroleum diesel to set a reference for comparison. The study then proceeds to characterize the differences in engine performance as a result of using biodiesel relative to conventional diesel. The results show that torque decreases with the use of biodiesel by about 10%. The evaluation of engine performance parameters shows that torque is decreased because of the lower heating value of biodiesel compared to conventional diesel. The insignificant difference between the other performance parameters shows that the ECM demands the same performance of the engine regardless of the fuel being combusted by the engine.

Esquivel, Jason

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying the Effects of Idle-Stop Systems on Fuel Economy in Light-Duty Passenger Vehicles  

SciTech Connect

Vehicles equipped with idle-stop (IS) systems are capable of engine shut down when the vehicle is stopped and rapid engine re-start for the vehicle launch. This capability reduces fuel consumption and emissions during periods when the engine is not being utilized to provide propulsion or to power accessories. IS systems are a low-cost and fast-growing technology in the industry-wide pursuit of increased vehicle efficiency, possibly becoming standard features in European vehicles in the near future. In contrast, currently there are only three non-hybrid vehicle models for sale in North America with IS systems and these models are distinctly low-volume models. As part of the United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, ECOtality North America has tested the real-world effect of IS systems on fuel consumption in three vehicle models imported from Europe. These vehicles were chosen to represent three types of systems: (1) spark ignition with 12-V belt alternator starter; (2) compression ignition with 12-V belt alternator starter; and (3) direct-injection spark ignition, with 12-V belt alternator starter/combustion restart. The vehicles have undergone both dynamometer and on-road testing; the test results show somewhat conflicting data. The laboratory data and the portion of the on-road data in which driving is conducted on a prescribed route with trained drivers produced significant fuel economy improvement. However, the fleet data do not corroborate improvement, even though the data show significant engine-off time. It is possible that the effects of the varying driving styles and routes in the fleet testing overshadowed the fuel economy improvements. More testing with the same driver over routes that are similar with the IS system-enabled and disabled is recommended. There is anecdotal evidence that current Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy test procedures do not capture the fuel economy gains that IS systems produce in real-world driving. The program test results provide information on the veracity of these claims.

Jeff Wishart; Matthew Shirk

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on Nitric Oxide and Soot of Biodiesel and Conventional Diesel using a Medium Duty Diesel Engine  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Biodiesel has been suggested as an alternative fuel to the petroleum diesel fuel. It beneficially reduces regulated emission gases, but increases NOx (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide) Thus, the increase in NOx is the barrier for potential growth of the biodiesel fuel. In general, NOx formation is dominated by flame temperature. Interestingly, soot can play a role as a heat sink as well as a heat transfer media to high temperature gases. Thus, the cooling effect of soot may change the flame temperature and therefore, NOx emissions. In this study, emphasis is placed on the relationship between soot and NO (Nitric oxide) formation. For the experimental study, a metallic fuel additive is used since barium is known to be effective to suppress soot formation during combustion. The barium additive is applied to #2D (Number 2 diesel fuel) by volume basis: 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 %-v, and to the palm olein oil by 0.25 %-v. All the tests are carried out in a four-cylinder medium duty diesel engine, 4045 DI diesel engine, manufactured by John Deere. For the analysis, an analytical model is used to estimate combustion temperature, NO concentration and soot emissivity. The results show that NO concentration does not have the expected trade-off relation with soot. Rather, NO concentration is found to be more strongly affected by ambient temperature and combustion characteristics than by soot. The results of the analytical model show the reasonable NO estimation and the improvement on temperature calculation. However, the model is not able to explain the detailed changes of soot emissivity by the different fuels since the emissivity correlation is developed empirically for diesel fuel.

Song, Hoseok

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Analytical Framework to Evaluate Emission Control Systems for Marine Engines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Hybrid Electric Vehicles 1999. http://www.imo.org/Safety/Electric Vehicles, In the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes http://www.imo.org/Safety/

Jayaram, Varalakshmi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PASSENGER RAIL CAR EGRESS – TRB WORKSHOP SUMMARY The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

exploring how to enhance regulations that address the safe, timely, and effective emergency evacuation of occupants from passenger rail vehicles in various emergency scenarios. Several evacuation concepts, strategies, and techniques are currently being investigated and evaluated for applicability to U.S. passenger rail cars. FRA sponsored a Human Factors Workshop related to passenger train emergency egress on

Office Of Railroad Policy; Development Is

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of environmental factors impacting the life cycle cost analysis of conventional and fuel cell/battery-powered passenger vehicles. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents the results of the further developments and testing of the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Model previously developed by Engineering Systems Management, Inc. (ESM) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract No. DE-AC02-91CH10491. The Model incorporates specific analytical relationships and cost/performance data relevant to internal combustion engine (ICE) powered vehicles, battery powered electric vehicles (BPEVs), and fuel cell/battery-powered electric vehicles (FCEVs).

NONE

1995-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Capacitors as Energy Storage in Hybrid-Electric Vehicles: Present Status and Future Prospects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

passenger cars using the ultracapacitors in micro-hybrid,passenger car using both carbon/carbon and hybrid carbonhybrid vehicle designs and operating strategies are shown in Table 1 for a mid-size passenger car.

Burke, Andy; Miller, Marshall

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicles  

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, including advances in electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and lightweight materials....

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The Passenger Pigeon  

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Passenger Pigeon Passenger Pigeon Nature Bulletin No. 181-A February 27, 1965 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE PASSENGER PIGEON We Americans have been a greedy heedless people plundering and wasting the natural resources which made possible the building of this great nation -- the soils, the waters, the forests, the minerals and the wildlife, In the United States there was once an abundance of wildlife never found on any other land. We have come close to exterminating many valuable kinds, notably the buffalo and the beaver. Several species once abundant are extinct, among them the Passenger Pigeon. The passenger pigeon was a graceful elegant bird with a long wedge- shaped tail, considerably larger than our Mourning Dove and mighty good to eat. The males were handsome: slaty blue and brown above; the head blue; the sides and back of the neck iridescent with pink, purple, green and gold; the breast a rich reddish-brown shading to pinkish on the sides; with short stout red legs. Unlike other doves and pigeons, its voice was rather loud and harsh. The females were more drab in color. Native to the unbroken forests which covered most of central and eastern North America, they nested in huge colonies. An area of 100 square miles might have every tree loaded with nests, some times 100 nests in a single tree. The nests were merely a crisscross jumble of sticks in which one pure-white egg was laid.

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NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Laboratory Capabilities  

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VALR Lab. NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction Laboratory houses ADAM, our advanced thermal manikin, as well as a passenger compartment climate simulator, testing equipment...

69

Torque Control Strategies for AWD Electric Vehicles.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??There is a fundamental shift occurring in the design of passenger vehicles for North American markets. While for decades automotive manufacturers have relied on internal… (more)

Mendes, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - Household Transportation report: Household Vehicles ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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 ...

71

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #315: April 12, 2004 China...  

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5: April 12, 2004 China Passenger Car Sales to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 315: April 12, 2004 China Passenger Car Sales on Facebook Tweet about...

72

Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

Garetson, Thomas

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Which Vehicles Are Tested  

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Which Vehicles Are Tested Which Vehicles Are Tested Popular Vehicles Exempt from Federal Fuel Economy Standards Prior to 2011 Pickups SUVs Vans Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 Series ¾ Ton Silverado 2500/3500 Series Dodge RAM 2500/3500 Series Ford F-250/350 Series GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Series Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Suburban ¾ Ton* Ford Excursion§ GMC Yukon XL ¾ Ton* Hummer H1§ and H2§ Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger* Express 3500 Cargo Ford E Series Passenger (w/ 6.8L Triton or 6.0L Diesel Engine)* E Series Cargo (w/ 6.8L Triton or 6.0L Diesel Engine) GMC Savanna 2500/3500 Passenger* Savanna 3500 Cargo Note: These vehicles are given as examples. This is not a comprehensive list. * No longer exempt as of 2011 § No longer made Manufacturers do not test every new vehicle offered for sale. They are only

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Hydrogen Passenger Vehicle...  

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estimated the cost of both gasoline and methanol onboard fuel processors, as well as the cost of stationary hydrogen fueling system components including steam methane reformers,...

75

robust passenger oriented airline scheduling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Passengers demand transportation between origins and destinations, and request specific ..... that is, the maximum demand the airline is able to capture.

76

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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Evaporative Testing Requirements for Dual-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Gasoline and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/Gasoline Vehicles – Revision of MAC #99-01 To Allow Subtraction of Methane Emissions from  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The attached MAC clarifies the Air Resources Board's procedures regarding evaporative emission testing of dual-fuel CNG/gasoline vehicles. This MAC revises and supersedes MAC #99-01 by allowing manufacturers to determine, report, and subtract methane emissions when a dual-fuel CNG/gasoline vehicle is tested for evaporative emissions. A related revision clarifies that for dual-fuel CNG/gasoline medium-duty vehicles, the applicable “LEV I ” evaporative emission standards, which are dependent on the fuel tank capacity of the medium-duty vehicles, are determined solely on the fuel tank capacity of the gasoline fuel system. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mr. Steven Hada, Air

Alan C. Lloyd, Ph.D.; Arnold Schwarzenegger; All Heavy-duty Vehicle Manufacturers

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table A16. U.S. Number of Vehicles by Vehicle Type, 2001 (Million ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Types Passenger Car Van (Large and Minivan) Sport Utility Vehicle Pickup Truck Recreational Vehicle Household Characteristics Total..... 191.0 112.4 18.4 23.2 35.6 ...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Search  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Passenger Van (2011) Fuel: Electric (Dedicated) Class: Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Battery: 6 12-volt lead acid (72) Dealer: Locate a dealer Description: The Greentruck EVP1000...

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Compressed natural gas fueled vehicles: The Houston experience  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report describes the experience of the City of Houston in defining the compressed natural gas fueled vehicle research scope and issues. It details the ways in which the project met initial expectations, and how the project scope, focus, and duration were adjusted in response to unanticipated results. It provides examples of real world successes and failures in efforts to commercialize basic research in adapting a proven technology (natural gas) to a noncommercially proven application (vehicles). Phase one of the demonstration study investigates, develops, documents, and disseminates information regarding the economic, operational, and environmental implications of utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) in various truck fueling applications. The four (4) truck classes investigated are light duty gasoline trucks, medium duty gasoline trucks, medium duty diesel trucks and heavy duty diesel trucks. The project researches aftermarket CNG conversions for the first three vehicle classes and original equipment manufactured (OEM) CNG vehicles for light duty gasoline and heavy duty diesel classes. In phase two of the demonstration project, critical issues are identified and assessed with respect to implementing use of CNG fueled vehicles in a large vehicle fleet. These issues include defining changes in local, state, and industry CNG fueled vehicle related codes and standards; addressing vehicle fuel storage limitations; using standardized vehicle emission testing procedures and results; and resolving CNG refueling infrastructure implementation issues and related cost factors. The report identifies which CNG vehicle fueling options were tried and failed and which were tried and succeeded, with and without modifications. The conclusions include a caution regarding overly optimistic assessments of CNG vehicle technology at the initiation of the project.

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1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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81

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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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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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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Hybrid vehicle potential assessment. Volume 7. Hybrid vehicle review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Review of hybrid vehicles (HVs) built during the past ten years or planned to be built in the near future is presented. An attempt is made to classify and analyze these vehicles to get an overall picture of their key characteristics. The review includes on-road hybrid passenger cars, trucks, vans, and buses.

Leschly, K.O.

1979-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Network Modeling in Passenger Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Summary & Future work 2 #12;NETPLAN Energy and Transportation Integration model A modeling frameworkTransportation Network Modeling in NETPLAN Passenger Transportation Venkat Krishnan Eirini;Outline 1. Introduction to NETPLAN 2. Transportation modeling- A review Freight Passenger 3. Developed

Daniels, Thomas E.

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Gas Mileage of 1995 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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5 Chevrolet Vehicles 5 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1995 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1995 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1995 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1995 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 15 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 1995 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1995 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 15 City 16 Combined 20 Highway 1995 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1995 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 14 City 15 Combined 17 Highway 1995 Chevrolet Beretta 4 cyl, 2.2 L, Manual 5-spd, Regular Gasoline

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

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The Social Costs of Intercity Passenger Transportation: AEffects and Social Costs of Road Transport, Transportationtransportation vehicles at specific stages in the lifecycle (Table 1). These studies tend to quantify social costs

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Gas Mileage of 1994 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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4 Chevrolet Vehicles 4 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1994 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 15 City 16 Combined 20 Highway 1994 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline

89

Gas Mileage of 2001 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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1 Chevrolet Vehicles 1 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2001 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2001 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 2001 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2001 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 14 City 15 Combined 18 Highway 2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 13 City 15 Combined 17 Highway 2001 Chevrolet Blazer 2WD 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline

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Gas Mileage of 1991 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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1 Chevrolet Vehicles 1 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1991 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1991 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1991 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1991 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 15 City 16 Combined 20 Highway 1991 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1991 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1991 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1991 Chevrolet Astro AWD (passenger) 14 City 16 Combined 18 Highway 1991 Chevrolet Beretta 4 cyl, 2.2 L, Automatic 3-spd, Regular Gasoline

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Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Volume 1: Nationwide Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid? A recently completed assessment conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council made a detailed study of the question looking at a variety of scenarios involving the U.S. fleet of power generation and its fleet of light-duty and medium-duty cars and trucks.The study focused on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)...

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

92

Passenger Railcar Experience with Sensitization of Austenitic ...  

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This presentation will review the condition of stainless steels in a variety of passenger rail cars after extended service, with case studies showing varying ...

93

TransForum v5n1 -Advanced Combustion Technology for Vehicles  

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for Vehicles In 2001, the United States used more than 10 million barrels of crude oil per day for passenger and commercial vehicles. Over half of that oil was imported...

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Study Pinpoints Sources of Polluting Vehicle Emissions (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Unburned lubricant produces 60%-90% of organic carbon emissions. While diesel fuel is often viewed as the most polluting of conventional petroleum-based fuels, emissions from gasoline engines can more significantly degrade air quality. Gasoline exhaust is at least as toxic on a per-unit-mass basis as diesel exhaust, and contributes up to 10 times more particulate matter (PM) to the emission inventory. Because emissions from both fuels can gravely impact health and the environment, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched a study to understand how these pollutants relate to fuels, lubricants, and engine operating conditions. NREL's Collaborative Lubricating Oil Study on Emissions (CLOSE) project tested a variety of vehicles over different drive cycles at moderate (72 F) and cold (20 F) temperatures. Testing included: (1) Normal and high-emitting light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles; (2) Gasoline, diesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles; (3) New and aged lubricants representative of those currently on the market; and (4) Gasoline containing no ethanol, E10, Texas-mandated low-emission diesel fuel, biodiesel, and CNG. The study confirmed that normally functioning emission control systems for gasoline light-duty vehicles are very effective at controlling organic carbon (OC) emissions. Diesel vehicles without aftertreatment emission control systems exhibited OC emissions approximately one order of magnitude higher than gasoline vehicles. High-emitter gasoline vehicles produced OC emissions similar to diesel vehicles without exhaust aftertreatment emission control. Exhaust catalysts combusted or converted more than 75% of lubricating oil components in the exhaust gases. Unburned crankcase lubricant made up 60%-90% of OC emissions. This OC represented 20%-50% of emitted PM in all but two of the vehicles. Three-way catalysts proved effective at reducing most of the OC. With high PM emitters or vehicles with deteriorated aftertreatment, high-molecular-weight fuel components and unburned lubricant were emitted at higher rates than in vehicles in good repair, with functioning emissions systems. Light-duty gasoline, medium-duty diesel, and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles produced more particles with fresh oil than with aged oil. The opposite trend was observed in light- and medium-duty high PM emitters. This effect was not readily apparent with heavy-duty diesel vehicles, perhaps because the lubricant represented a much smaller fraction of the total PM in those trucks.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Book)  

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Today's fleets are increasingly interested in medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles that use alternative fuels or advanced technologies that can help reduce operating costs, meet emissions requirements, improve fleet sustainability, and support U.S. energy independence. Vehicle and engine manufacturers are responding to this interest with a wide range of options across a steadily growing number of vehicle applications. This guide provides an overview of alternative fuel power systems?including engines, microturbines, electric motors, and fuel cells?and hybrid propulsion systems. The guide also offers a list of individual medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models listed by application, along with associated manufacturer contact information, fuel type(s), power source(s), and related information.

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2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Passenger Flow Model for Airline Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a model that rapidly finds an approximation of the expected passenger flow on an airline network, given forecast data concerning (1) the distribution of the demand for each itinerary, seen as a random variable; (2) the time distribution of ... Keywords: airline transportation, equilibrium model, passenger flow, recapture, spill

Jonathan Dumas; François Soumis

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The relative attractiveness of electric and hybrid passenger cars  

SciTech Connect

The relative attractiveness of electric and hybrid (electric/heat engine) subcompact passenger cars was studied by comparing the total vehicle weight, selling price, ownership cost, and total energy use of computer-synthesized designs having the same power-to-weight ratio and using batteries based on the same technology. It was found that in all respects the hybrid designs were more attractive than the all-electric designs, with the advantages of the hybrids increasing significantly as the power-to-weight ratio was increased. The comparisons were made for city driving, and the relative attractiveness of the hybrid designs was found to be independent of annual mileage up to 12,000 miles/yr. Both hybrid and electric vehicles benefit markedly from the use of an advanced battery such as sodium-sulfur. Such a battery is required before the hybrid passenger car can save both gasoline and total energy compared to a conventional ICE car of the same size.

Burke, A.F.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.  

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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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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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Modeling the interaction between passenger cars and trucks  

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The topic of this dissertation was the use of distributed computing to improve the modeling of the interaction between passenger cars and trucks. The two main focus areas were the development of a methodology to combine microscopic traffic simulation programs with driving simulator programs, and the application of a prototype distributed traffic simulation to study the impact of the length of an impeding vehicle on passing behavior. The methodology was motivated by the need to provide an easier way to create calibrated traffic flows in driving simulations and to capture vehicle behavior within microscopic traffic simulations. The original design for the prototype was to establish a two-way, real time exchange of vehicle data, however problems were encountered that imposed limitations on its development and use. The passing study was motivated by the possible changes in federal truck size and weight regulations and the current inconsistency between the passing sight distance criteria for the design of two lane highways and the marking of no-passing zones. Test drivers made passing maneuvers around impeding vehicles that differed in length and speed. The main effects of the impeding vehicle length were found to be significant for the time and distance in the left lane, and the start and end gap distances. Passing equations were formulated based on the mechanics of the passing maneuver and included behavior variables for calibration. Through a sensitivity analysis, it was shown that increases in vehicle speeds, vehicle length, and gap distance increased the distance traveled in the left lane, while increases in the speed difference and speed gain decreased the distance traveled in the left lane. The passing equations were calibrated using the current AASHTO values and used to predict the impact of increased vehicle lengths on the time and distance in the left lane. The passing equations are valuable for evaluating passing sight distance criteria and observed passing behavior.

Jenkins, Jacqueline Marie

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Gas Mileage of 1993 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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3 Chevrolet Vehicles 3 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 21 Highway 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1993 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1993 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1993 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 14

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Gas Mileage of 1992 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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2 Chevrolet Vehicles 2 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 21 Highway 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1992 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 15 City 16 Combined 20 Highway 1992 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 1992 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 14

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All-Terrain Vehicle: Non-Road Electric Vehicle Demonstration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as one that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator or the operator and one passenger, along with handlebars for steering control. Most ATVs are gas powered, but replacement of gas-powered ATVs with an electric equivalent could reduce emissions output, fuel consumption, and other petrochemical byproducts resulting from operation of these vehicles. An electric ATV offers all of ...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in Southern California: Current Developments, Future Prospects  

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developeda two-passenger hybrid car whichoperates on leadto producea hybrid gasoline- electric car (the LA301), withAngeles the 301, a hybrid electric vehicle car project that

Scott, Allen J.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Realizing the Potential of Vehicle-Based Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential availability of millions of surface observations from passenger vehicles and fleets represents a potentially significant opportunity for the weather community. The success of this opportunity rests with the weather community's technical ...

William P. Mahoney III; James M. O'Sullivan

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for  

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

Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles January 11, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Columbus, Ind. - At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50 percent, will support nearly $375 million in total research, development and demonstration projects across the country. The nine winners have stated their projects

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Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for  

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Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles January 11, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Columbus, Ind. - At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50 percent, will support nearly $375 million in total research, development and demonstration projects across the country. The nine winners have stated their projects

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Modeling and Validation of a Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle  

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This paper describes the design and construction of a fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle based on the conversion of a five passenger production sedan. The vehicle uses a relatively small fuel cell stack to provide average power demands, and a battery pack to provide peak power demands for varied driving conditions. A model of this vehicle was developed using ADVISOR, an A__dvanced Vehicle Simulator that tracks energy flow and fuel usage within the vehicle drivetrain and energy conversion components.

Michael J. Ogburn; Douglas J. Nelson; Keith Wipke; Tony Markel

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicles News | Department of Energy  

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July 14, 2010 July 14, 2010 Department of Energy Releases New Report on Economic Impact of Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Investments Report Finds Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Projects Are Creating Jobs, Spurring Private Capital Investment and Cutting Electric Vehicle Cost May 26, 2010 Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee March 31, 2010 GSA Doubles the Federal Hybrid Fleet, DOE Takes the Lead in Updating to Hybrids Agencies Move to Increase Energy Security and Fuel Efficiency January 11, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles October 15, 2009 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

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Advanced Petroleum-Based Fuels - Diesel Emissions Project (APBF-DEC): 2,000-Hour Performance of a NOx Adsorber Catalyst and Diesel Particle Filter System for a Medium-Duty, Pick-Up Diesel Engine Platform; Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presents the results of a 2,000-hour test of an emissions control system consisting of a nitrogen oxides adsorber catalyst in combination with a diesel particle filter, advanced fuels, and advanced engine controls in an SUV/pick-up truck vehicle platform.

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2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2002 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction...  

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a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine Shawn Whitacre National Renewable Energy Lab (PDF 356 KB) Natural Oils -- The Next Generation of Diesel Engine Lubricants? Joe Perez The...

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Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Volume 2: United States Air Quality Analysis Based on AEO-2006 Assumptions for 2030  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid? A recently completed assessment conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council made a detailed study of the question looking at a variety of scenarios involving the U.S. fleet of power generation and its fleet of light-duty and medium-duty cars and trucks. The study focused on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs...

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

113

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

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan  

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan Minnesota Department of Transportation #12;·! First Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan for MN ·! Commissioned by 2008 Legislature) Other Freight Lines #12;Intercity Passenger Rail ·! Conventional Passenger Rail ­! Shares freight rail

Minnesota, University of

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines  

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Combustion Engines Combustion Engines Improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is one of the most promising and cost-effective near- to mid-term approaches to increasing highway vehicles' fuel economy. The Vehicle Technologies Office's research and development activities address critical barriers to commercializing higher efficiency, very low emissions advanced internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles. This technology has great potential to reduce U.S. petroleum consumption, resulting in greater economic, environmental, and energy security. Already offering outstanding drivability and reliability to over 230 million passenger vehicles, internal combustion engines have the potential to become substantially more efficient. Initial results from laboratory engine tests indicate that passenger vehicle fuel economy can be improved by more than up to 50 percent, and some vehicle simulation models estimate potential improvements of up to 75 percent. Advanced combustion engines can utilize renewable fuels, and when combined with hybrid electric powertrains could have even further reductions in fuel consumption. As the EIA reference case forecasts that by 2035, more than 99 percent of light- and heavy-duty vehicles sold will still have internal combustion engines, the potential fuel savings is tremendous.

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Regulatory Control of Vehicle and Power Plant Emissions: How Effective and at What Cost?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Passenger vehicles and power plants are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While economic analyses generally indicate that a broader market-based approach to greenhouse gas reduction would be less costly and more ...

Paltsev, S.

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Valuing innovative technology R&D as a real option : application to fuel cell vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis aims to elucidate real option thinking and real option valuation techniques for innovative technology investment. Treating the fuel cell R&D investment as a real option for General Motor's light passenger vehicle ...

Tsui, Maggie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Vehicle Technologies Office: 21st Century Truck  

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for 21st Century Truck Partnership. Partial outline of three various size medium to heavy-duty trucks followed by the words, 21st Century Truck Partnership. Medium-duty and...

119

All-Terrain Vehicle: Non-Road Electric Vehicle Demonstration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as one that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator or the operator and one passenger, along with handlebars for steering control. As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles. The gasoline-fueled four-wheel drive option is now the most popular type of ATV, with expanding uses in industries such as farming, ranching, and cons...

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

120

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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Vehicle-Grid Interface Key to Smart Charging Plug-in Vehicles  

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electrification is an important electrification is an important element in the nation's plan to transition from petroleum to electricity as the main energy source for urban/ suburban transportation - to enhance energy security, reduce environmental impact and maintain mobility in a carbon- constrained future. Well over half of America's passenger cars travel between 20 and 40 miles daily - a range that electric vehicles (EVs)

122

Gas Mileage of 2003 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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3 Chevrolet Vehicles 3 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 21 Highway 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) Conversion 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) Conversion 13 City 15 Combined 18 Highway 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2003 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 14 City 15 Combined 18 Highway 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) Conversion 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline

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Gas Mileage of 2004 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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4 Chevrolet Vehicles 4 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) Conversion 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) Conversion 14 City 15 Combined 18 Highway 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2004 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) View MPG Estimates Shared By Vehicle Owners 14 City 16 Combined 19 Highway 2004 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2004 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 14 City 15 Combined 18 Highway 2004 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) Conversion 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline

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Fire Safety of Passenger Trains, Phase I: Material Evaluation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Tube fire resulted in one firefighter death and 58 injuries from ... US Coast Guard (USCG) fire performance requirements for US flag passenger vessel ...

2000-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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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 The Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles Program requires that all new passenger

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Fuel Inefficient Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee New passenger vehicles meeting one of the following criteria are subject to an additional fee payable to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission:

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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Comparative analysis of selected fuel cell vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Vehicles powered by fuel cells operate more efficiently, more quietly, and more cleanly than internal combustion engines (ICEs). Furthermore, methanol-fueled fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) can utilize major elements of the existing fueling infrastructure of present-day liquid-fueled ICE vehicles (ICEVs). DOE has maintained an active program to stimulate the development and demonstration o fuel cell technologies in conjunction with rechargeable batteries in road vehicles. The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the availability of data on FCVs, and to develop a vehicle subsystem structure that can be used to compare both FCVs and ICEV, from a number of perspectives--environmental impacts, energy utilization, materials usage, and life cycle costs. This report focuses on methanol-fueled FCVs fueled by gasoline, methanol, and diesel fuel that are likely to be demonstratable by the year 2000. The comparative analysis presented covers four vehicles--two passenger vehicles and two urban transit buses. The passenger vehicles include an ICEV using either gasoline or methanol and an FCV using methanol. The FCV uses a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, an on-board methanol reformer, mid-term batteries, and an AC motor. The transit bus ICEV was evaluated for both diesel and methanol fuels. The transit bus FCV runs on methanol and uses a Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC) fuel cell, near-term batteries, a DC motor, and an on-board methanol reformer. 75 refs.

NONE

1993-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

129

Near-term electric vehicle program: Phase I, final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A final report is given for an Energy Research and Development Administration effort aimed at a preliminary design of an energy-efficient electric commuter car. An electric-powered passenger vehicle using a regenerative power system was designed to meet the near-term ERDA electric automobile goals. The program objectives were to (1) study the parameters that affect vehicle performance, range, and cost; (2) design an entirely new electric vehicle that meets performance and economic requirements; and (3) define a program to develop this vehicle design for production in the early 1980's. The design and performance features of the preliminary (baseline) electric-powered passenger vehicle design are described, including the baseline power system, system performance, economic analysis, reliability and safety, alternate designs and options, development plan, and conclusions and recommendations. All aspects of the baseline design were defined in sufficient detail to verify performance expectations and system feasibility.

Rowlett, B. H.; Murry, R.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Alternative Vehicles  

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

There are a number of alternative and advanced vehicles—or vehicles that run on alternative fuels. Learn more about the following types of vehicles:

131

Emission control cost-effectiveness of alternative-fuel vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Although various legislation and regulations have been adopted to promote the use of alternative-fuel vehicles for curbing urban air pollution problems, there is a lack of systematic comparisons of emission control cost-effectiveness among various alternative-fuel vehicle types. In this paper, life-cycle emission reductions and life-cycle costs were estimated for passenger cars fueled with methanol, ethanol, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and electricity. Vehicle emission estimates included both exhaust and evaporative emissions for air pollutants of hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and air-toxic pollutants of benzene, formaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene, and acetaldehyde. Vehicle life-cycle cost estimates accounted for vehicle purchase prices, vehicle life, fuel costs, and vehicle maintenance costs. Emission control cost-effectiveness presented in dollars per ton of emission reduction was calculated for each alternative-fuel vehicle types from the estimated vehicle life-cycle emission reductions and costs. Among various alternative-fuel vehicle types, compressed natural gas vehicles are the most cost-effective vehicle type in controlling vehicle emissions. Dedicated methanol vehicles are the next most cost-effective vehicle type. The cost-effectiveness of electric vehicles depends on improvements in electric vehicle battery technology. With low-cost, high-performance batteries, electric vehicles are more cost-effective than methanol, ethanol, and liquified petroleum gas vehicles.

Wang, Q. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Sperling, D.; Olmstead, J. [California Univ., Davis, CA (United States). Inst. of Transportation Studies

1993-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

132

Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123 | Department of  

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

in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123 in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123 Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123 May 2, 2011 - 3:45pm Addthis A123 battery in passenger vehicle application | Photo Courtesy of A123 Systems A123 battery in passenger vehicle application | Photo Courtesy of A123 Systems Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Michigan to participate in a two-day workshop entitled, "Electrifying the Economy - Educating the Workforce: Taking Charge of the Electric Vehicle Industry's Educational Needs." In addition to an exciting exchange on promoting innovation in the electric vehicle industry, I had the opportunity to see this innovation first-hand when I visited A123 Systems Livonia, MI battery

133

NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Integrated Modeling  

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Integrated Modeling Integrated Modeling NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction (VALR) team predicts the impact of advanced vehicle cooling technologies before testing by using an integrated modeling process. Evaluating the heat load on a vehicle under real world conditions is a difficult task. An accepted method to evaluate passenger compartment airflow and heat transfer is computational fluid dynamics. (CFD). Combining analytical models with CFD provides a powerful tool to assist industry both on current vehicles and on future design studies. Flow chart showing the vehicle integrated modeling process which considers solar radiation, air conditioning, and vehicles with CAD, glazing, cabin thermal/fluid, and thermal comfort modeling tools. Results are provided for fuel economy, tailpipe emissions and occupant thermal comfort.

134

Additional Development of a Dedicated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the last in a series of three projects designed to develop a commercially competitive LPG light-duty passenger car that meets California ULEV standards and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) energy efficiency guidelines for such a vehicle. In this project, IMPCO upgraded the vehicle's LPG vapor fuel injection system and performed emissions testing. The vehicle met the 1998 ULEV standards successfully, demonstrating the feasibility of meeting ULEV standards with a dedicated LPG vehicle.

IMPCO Technologies

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

135

Additional Development of a Dedicated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV)  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the last in a series of three projects designed to develop a commercially competitive LPG light-duty passenger car that meets California ULEV standards and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) energy efficiency guidelines for such a vehicle. In this project, IMPCO upgraded the vehicle's LPG vapor fuel injection system and performed emissions testing. The vehicle met the 1998 ULEV standards successfully, demonstrating the feasibility of meeting ULEV standards with a dedicated LPG vehicle.

IMPCO Technologies

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

136

Natural Gas as a Future Fuel for Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In addition to their significant environmental impacts, medium-duty and heavy-duty (HD) vehicles are high volume fuel users. Development of such vehicles, which include transit buses, refuse trucks, and HD Class 6-8 trucks, that are fueled with natural gas is strategic to market introduction of natural gas vehicles (NGV). Over the past five years the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT) has funded technological developments in NGV systems to support the growth of this sector in the highly competitive transportation market. The goals are to minimize emissions associated with NGV use, to improve on the economies of scale, and to continue supporting the testing and safety assessments of all new systems. This paper provides an overview of the status of major projects under a program supported by DOE/OHVT and managed by Brookhaven National Laboratory. The discussion focuses on the program's technical strategy in meeting specific goals proposed by the N GV industry and the government. Relevant projects include the development of low-cost fuel storage, fueling infrastructure, and HD vehicle applications.

Wai-Lin Litzke; James Wegrzyn

2001-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

137

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

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements  

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State Vehicle Fuel State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type State Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements State contracts for the purchase or lease of new passenger automobiles must

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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 The Massachusetts LEV Program requires all new passenger cars and

140

An Optimization Model for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The necessity for environmentally conscious vehicle designs in conjunction with increasing concerns regarding U.S. dependency on foreign oil and climate change have induced significant investment towards enhancing the propulsion portfolio with new technologies. More recently, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have held great intuitive appeal and have attracted considerable attention. PHEVs have the potential to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the commercial transportation sector. They are especially appealing in situations where daily commuting is within a small amount of miles with excessive stop-and-go driving. The research effort outlined in this paper aims to investigate the implications of motor/generator and battery size on fuel economy and GHG emissions in a medium-duty PHEV. An optimization framework is developed and applied to two different parallel powertrain configurations, e.g., pre-transmission and post-transmission, to derive the optimal design with respect to motor/generator and battery size. A comparison between the conventional and PHEV configurations with equivalent size and performance under the same driving conditions is conducted, thus allowing an assessment of the fuel economy and GHG emissions potential improvement. The post-transmission parallel configuration yields higher fuel economy and less GHG emissions compared to pre-transmission configuration partly attributable to the enhanced regenerative braking efficiency.

Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Vehicle systems design optimization study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The optimization of an electric vehicle layout requires a weight distribution in the range of 53/47 to 62/38 in order to assure dynamic handling characteristics comparable to current production internal combustion engine vehicles. It is possible to achieve this goal and also provide passenger and cargo space comparable to a selected current production sub-compact car either in a unique new design or by utilizing the production vehicle as a base. Necessary modification of the base vehicle can be accomplished without major modification of the structure or running gear. As long as batteries are as heavy and require as much space as they currently do, they must be divided into two packages - one at front under the hood and a second at the rear under the cargo area - in order to achieve the desired weight distribution. The weight distribution criteria requires the placement of batteries at the front of the vehicle even when the central tunnel is used for the location of some batteries. The optimum layout has a front motor and front wheel drive. This configuration provides the optimum vehicle dynamic handling characteristics and the maximum passsenger and cargo space for a given size vehicle.

Gilmour, J. L.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Gas Mileage of 1990 Vehicles by Chevrolet  

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0 Chevrolet Vehicles 0 Chevrolet Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 4 cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 17 City 19 Combined 23 Highway 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 4 cyl, 2.5 L, Manual 5-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 18 City 20 Combined 24 Highway 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (cargo) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1990 Chevrolet Astro 2WD (passenger) 15 City 17 Combined 20 Highway 1990 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 1990 Chevrolet Astro AWD (cargo) 15

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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

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Combining a New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy: Energy and Economic Impact in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The United States has adopted fuel economy standards that require increases in the on-road efficiency of new passenger vehicles, with the goal of reducing petroleum use, as well as (more recently) greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

Karplus, V.J.

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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  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

economy and emissions of the Toyota and Honda Hybrid Cars (of the Toyota and Honda Hybrid Cars (2003) Vehicle Trans. /is uncertain. Hybrid-electric passenger cars are currently

Burke, Andy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Plug-In Electric Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiatives All solicitation documents that include the purchase of passenger

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 21st Century Truck Partners  

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Truck Partnership is an industry-government collaboration among heavy-duty engine manufacturers, medium-duty and heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturers, heavy-duty hybrid...

148

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Adoption and Load Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a status update on the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) ongoing research into the market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The PEV market currently includes 13 passenger vehicle models, with 5 more expected by the end of 2013. More than 58,000 PEVs were sold during the 23 months since vehicles became available from major manufacturers, and cumulative sales are expected to surpass 500,000 vehicles by 2015.To help utility planners ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

149

Advanced Battery Testing for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Sprinter van is a Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (PHEV) developed by EPRI and Daimler for use in delivering cargo, carrying passengers, or fulfilling a variety of specialty applications. This report provides details of testing conducted on two different types of batteries used in these vehicles: VARTA nickel-metal hydride batteries and SAFT lithium ion batteries. Testing focused on long-term battery durability, using a test profile developed to simulate the battery duty cycle of a PHEV Sprinter

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

150

KATECH (Lithium Polymer) 4-Passenger NEV Range and Battery Testing...  

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Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) received a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) from the Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH) for vehicle and battery characterization...

151

Air time : another measure of the quality of passenger service  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The proposal of a new metric called "Air Time" and its various components, show the advantage of having a broader perspective of the travel process of airline passengers. Travel time is basically affected by three different ...

Blake Betancourt, Juan Jamie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Evaluating passenger delays in the US domestic air transportation system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A fundamental component of any National Airspace System (NAS) performance evaluation is the cost impact of air traffic delays, and more generally capacity limitations, on the traveling passengers. In previous research it ...

Umang, Nitish

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Transfer passenger needs at airports : human factors in terminal design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis analyzes the needs of particular users of airport: transfer passengers. The object of this work has been to produce a set of design guidelines for terminals. these guidelines are framed upon a user-need survey ...

Brillembourg, Marie-Claire

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Impact of deleterious passenger mutations on cancer progression  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cancer progression is driven by the accumulation of a small number of genetic alterations. However, these few driver alterations reside in a cancer genome alongside tens of thousands of additional mutations termed passengers. ...

Korolev, Kirill Sergeevich

155

Energy Basics: Electric Vehicles  

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

& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

156

Energy Basics: Propane Vehicles  

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

& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

157

Energy Basics: Alternative Vehicles  

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

& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

158

Energy Basics: Alternative Vehicles  

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

fuels. Learn more about the following types of vehicles: Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

159

EERE: Vehicles  

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

Technologies Office and initiatives, using efficient vehicles, and access vehicle and fuel information. Photo of a ethanol and biodiesel fueling station Photo of three big-rig...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Decal to someone by E-mail Decal to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal The $0.17 per gallon state motor fuel tax does not apply to passenger

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161

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

162

Lightweight Buses With Electric Drive Improve Fuel Economy and Passenger Experience  

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Lightweight Buses With Electric Drive Improve Lightweight Buses With Electric Drive Improve Fuel Economy and Passenger Experience Background The standard, 40-foot diesel- powered transit bus is noisy, consumes a gallon of fuel for every three miles it travels, weighs 28,000 pounds, and contributes significantly to ur- ban air pollution. While hybrid electric buses do exist, they are very expensive, and typi- cally get just four miles to the gallon. Autokinetics and the Department of Energy Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program saw sig- nificant room for improvement in hybrid electric buses-in terms of weight and noise reduction, better fuel economy, lower cost, and rider percep- tion-using lightweight body

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Energy Star Concepts for Highway Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors of this report, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, have investigated the possible application of Energy Star ratings to passenger cars and light trucks. This study establishes a framework for formulating and evaluating Energy Star rating methods that is comprised of energy- and environmental-based metrics, potential vehicle classification systems, vehicle technology factors, and vehicle selection criteria. The study tests several concepts and Energy Star rating methods using model-year 2000 vehicle data--a spreadsheet model has been developed to facilitate these analyses. This study tests two primary types of rating systems: (1) an outcome-based system that rates vehicles based on fuel economy, GHG emissions, and oil use and (2) a technology-based system that rates vehicles based on the energy-saving technologies they use. Rating methods were evaluated based on their ability to select vehicles with high fuel economy, low GHG emissions, and low oil use while preserving a full range of service (size and acceleration) and body style choice. This study concludes that an Energy Star rating for passenger cars and light trucks is feasible and that several methods could be used to achieve reasonable tradeoffs between low energy use and emissions and diversity in size, performance, and body type. It also shows that methods that consider only fuel economy, GHG emissions, or oil use will not select a diverse mix of vehicles. Finally, analyses suggest that methods that encourage the use of technology only, may result in increases in acceleration power and weight rather than reductions in oil use and GHG emissions and improvements in fuel economy.

Greene, D.L.

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

164

Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems  

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Hybrid and Vehicle Hybrid and Vehicle Systems to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Modeling & Simulation Integration & Validation Benchmarking Parasitic Loss Reduction Propulsion Systems Advanced Vehicle Evaluations Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Urban Electric Vehicles  

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166

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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167

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicles  

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168

Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled  

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

3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Vehicle-miles traveled--the number of miles that residential vehicles are driven--is probably the most important information collected by the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey. Using the data on vehicle-miles traveled allows analysts to answer such questions as: "Are minivans driven more than passenger cars?" "Do people in the West drive more than people elsewhere?" "Do people conserve their new cars by driving them less?" "Who drives more--people in households with children, or other people?" "At what ages do people drive the most?" "How does growing income affect the amount of driving?" In addition to answering those kinds of questions, analysts also use the number of vehicle-miles traveled to compute estimated, on-road vehicle fuel consumption, economy, and expenditures, all of which have important implications for U.S. energy policy and national security (see Chapter 4).

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Department of Energy Offers Vehicle Production Group Nearly $50 Million  

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

Vehicle Production Group Nearly $50 Vehicle Production Group Nearly $50 Million Conditional Loan Commitment Department of Energy Offers Vehicle Production Group Nearly $50 Million Conditional Loan Commitment November 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today an offer of a nearly $50 million conditional loan commitment to The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG). The conditional loan commitment will support the development of the six-passenger MV-1, a factory-built wheelchair accessible vehicle that will run on compressed natural gas. The vehicle will be produced at the Mishawaka, Indiana AM General Plant. "This project represents an investment in innovation that will create new jobs, promote the use of alternative fuels, and help our nation maintain

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Energy study of rail passenger transportation. Volume 1. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The results and conclusions of the study by SRI treats the following topics: physical assets and services of rail passenger systems; energy demands and intensities; roles of local institutions; the industry future; and the role of the Federal government. Data reported were collected in 1976 and 1977, and in most cases, cover calendar year 1975.

Henderson, C.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes  

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Vehicle Technologies Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on AddThis.com...

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A desiccant dehumidifier for electric vehicle heating  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Vehicle heating requires a substantial amount of energy. Engines in conventional cars produce enough waste heat to provide comfort heating and defogging/defrosting, even under very extreme conditions. Electric vehicles (EVs), however, generate little waste heat. Using battery energy for heating may consume a substantial fraction of the energy storage capacity, reducing the vehicle range, which is one of the most important parameters in determining EV acceptability. Water vapor generated by the vehicle passengers is in large part responsible for the high heating loads existing in vehicles. In cold climates, the generation of water vapor inside the car may result in water condensation on the windows, diminishing visibility. Two strategies are commonly used to avoid condensation on windows: windows are kept warm, and a large amount of ambient air is introduced in the vehicle. Either strategy results in a substantial heating load. These strategies are often used in combination, and a trade-off exists between them. If window temperature is decreased, ventilation rate has to be increased. Reducing the ventilation rate requires an increase of the temperature of the windows to prevent condensation. An alternative solution is a desiccant dehumidifier, which adsorbs water vapor generated by the passengers. Window temperatures and ventilation rates can then be reduced, resulting in a substantially lower heating load. This paper explores the dehumidifier heating concept. The first part shows the energy savings that could be obtained by using this technology. The second part specifies the required characteristics and dimensions of the system. The results indicate that the desiccant system can reduce the steady-state heating load by 60% or more under typical conditions. The reduction in heating load is such that waste heat may be enough to provide the required heating under most ambient conditions. Desiccant system dimensions and weight appear reasonable for packaging in an EV.

Aceves, S.M.; Smith, J.R.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Electric vehicles  

SciTech Connect

Quiet, clean, and efficient, electric vehicles (EVs) may someday become a practical mode of transportation for the general public. Electric vehicles can provide many advantages for the nation's environment and energy supply because they run on electricity, which can be produced from many sources of energy such as coal, natural gas, uranium, and hydropower. These vehicles offer fuel versatility to the transportation sector, which depends almost solely on oil for its energy needs. Electric vehicles are any mode of transportation operated by a motor that receives electricity from a battery or fuel cell. EVs come in all shapes and sizes and may be used for different tasks. Some EVs are small and simple, such as golf carts and electric wheel chairs. Others are larger and more complex, such as automobile and vans. Some EVs, such as fork lifts, are used in industries. In this fact sheet, we will discuss mostly automobiles and vans. There are also variations on electric vehicles, such as hybrid vehicles and solar-powered vehicles. Hybrid vehicles use electricity as their primary source of energy, however, they also use a backup source of energy, such as gasoline, methanol or ethanol. Solar-powered vehicles are electric vehicles that use photovoltaic cells (cells that convert solar energy to electricity) rather than utility-supplied electricity to recharge the batteries. This paper discusses these concepts.

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1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency | Department of  

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Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency February 16, 2005 - 10:16am Addthis Industry Partners to Cost-Share Funding on $175 Million in Research Projects WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced the selection of projects that will increase the energy efficiency of passenger and commercial vehicles while maintaining low emissions. Twelve projects, with a total value of $175 million (50 percent, or $87.5 million contributed by the private sector) will focus on development of advanced combustion engine and waste heat recovery technologies. "Together with our private sector partners, the Department of Energy is pursuing innovative new technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and

175

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.

176

Safety analysis of natural gas vehicles transiting highway tunnel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A safety analysis was performed to assess the relative hazard of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles traveling on various tunnels and bridges in New York City. The study considered those hazards arising from the release of fuel from CNG vehicles ranging in size from a passenger sedan to a full size 53 passenger bus. The approach used was to compare the fuel hazard of CNG vehicles to the fuel hazard of gasoline vehicles. The risk was assessed by estimating the frequency of occurrence and the severity of the hazard. The methodology was a combination of analyzing accident data, performing a diffusion analysis of the gas released in the tunnel and determining the consequences of ignition. Diffusion analysis was performed using the TEMPEST code for various accident scenarios resulting in CNG release inside the Holland Tunnel. The study concluded that the overall hazard of CNG vehicles transiting a ventilated tunnel is less than the hazard from a comparable gasoline fueled vehicle. 134 refs., 23 figs., 24 tabs.

Shaaban, S.H.; Zuzovsky, M.; Anigstein, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems and Beyond: A Vision of Future Road Vehicle Management1  

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different objectives: passenger cars or motorcycles as battery-driven Electric Vehicles (EVs) and traffic, renewable pow- er sources. Under these challenges most car manufac- turers have started R&D into electric the door to bring the vision of efficient and adequate battery - driven electric cars to reality: lithium

Wedde, Horst F.

178

A Survey of Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields Associated with Electric Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As electric vehicles progressively increase in number throughout car and truck fleets in the U.S. and abroad, there are likely to be questions raised concerning magnetic field exposure levels within the passenger compartment. The study reported here is an initial effort to establish a measurement methodology and report a set of findings.

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

179

Study of Vehicle Front Structure Crashworthiness Based on Pole Impact with Different Position  

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Because of occupant injury severity in frontal pole impact, this paper conducted a computer simulation study on the frontal pole impact of passenger car. Three types of frontal pole impact FE analysis models were developed according to different impact ... Keywords: Frontal pole impact, Impact position, Vehicle Structure Deformation, Crashworthiness

Qihui Li, Jikuang Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Archive  

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4 Archive 4 Archive #352 Automotive Industry Material Usage December 27, 2004 #351 Gasohol Use Is Up December 20, 2004 #350 U.S. Oil Imports: Top Ten Countries of Origin December 13, 2004 #349 Crude Oil Production: OPEC, the Persian Gulf, and the United States December 6, 2004 #348 U.S. Trade Deficit, 2001-2003 November 29, 2004 #347 The Relationship of VMT and GDP November 22, 2004 #346 What Is Made from a Barrel of Crude Oil? November 15, 2004 #345 Vehicle Miles Traveled and the Price of Gasoline November 8, 2004 #344 Refueling Stations November 1, 2004 #343 Reasons for Rejecting a Particular New Car Model October 25, 2004 #342 Passenger Car Sales in China October 18, 2004 #341 Tire Recycling October 11, 2004 #340 Hydrogen Fuel as a Replacement for Gasoline October 4, 2004

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181

Test and evaluation of 23 electric vehicles for state-of-the-art assessment  

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The Electric and Hybrid Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 1976 required ERDA to develop data to determine the state-of-the-art of electric and hybrid vehicles. NASA, in response to ERDA's request, tested 18 electric vehicles. The U.S. Army's MERADCOM tested four electric vehicles and the Canadian Government tested one. Eleven of the electric vehicles were passenger cars and 12 were commerical vans. Tests were conducted in accordance with an ERDA test prodecure which is based on the SAE J227a Test Proceduce. Tests included range, acceleration, coast-down, and braking. The results of the tests and comments on reliability are presented.

Dustin, M.O.; Denington, R.J.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Electric Vehicles  

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Electricity can be used as a transportation fuel to power battery electric vehicles (EVs). EVs store electricity in an energy storage device, such as a battery.

183

Development and applications of GREET 2.7 -- The Transportation Vehicle-CycleModel.  

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Argonne National Laboratory has developed a vehicle-cycle module for the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model. The fuel-cycle GREET model has been cited extensively and contains data on fuel cycles and vehicle operations. The vehicle-cycle model evaluates the energy and emission effects associated with vehicle material recovery and production, vehicle component fabrication, vehicle assembly, and vehicle disposal/recycling. With the addition of the vehicle-cycle module, the GREET model now provides a comprehensive, lifecycle-based approach to compare the energy use and emissions of conventional and advanced vehicle technologies (e.g., hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles). This report details the development and application of the GREET 2.7 model. The current model includes six vehicles--a conventional material and a lightweight material version of a mid-size passenger car with the following powertrain systems: internal combustion engine, internal combustion engine with hybrid configuration, and fuel cell with hybrid configuration. The model calculates the energy use and emissions that are required for vehicle component production; battery production; fluid production and use; and vehicle assembly, disposal, and recycling. This report also presents vehicle-cycle modeling results. In order to put these results in a broad perspective, the fuel-cycle model (GREET 1.7) was used in conjunction with the vehicle-cycle model (GREET 2.7) to estimate total energy-cycle results.

Burnham, A.; Wang, M. Q.; Wu, Y.

2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

184

Energy Basics: Propane Vehicles  

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gasoline vehicles. Dedicated propane vehicles are designed to run only on propane; bi-fuel propane vehicles have two separate fueling systems that enable the vehicle to use...

185

Flex-fuel Vehicles  

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Vehicles Stations that Sell E85 (Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center AFDC) Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Cost Calculator (compare costs for operating your vehicle...

186

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicle...  

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Procedures to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Specifications and Test Procedures on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle...

187

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Neighborhood Electric Vehicles  

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles What's New 2013 BRP Commander Electric (PDF 195KB) A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) is technically defined as a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV)...

188

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Alternative Fuel Vehicles  

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles SuperShuttle CNG Van Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are vehicles designed to operate on alternative fuels such as compressed and liquefied natural gas,...

189

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicle...  

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Projects to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Special Projects on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing...

190

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Neighborhood Electric Vehicles  

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NEVAmerica Baseline Performance Testing 2010 Electric Vehicles International Neighborhood Electric Vehicle 2010 Electric Vehicles International E-Mega 2009 NEVAmerica Baseline...

191

Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems  

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Hybrid and Vehicle Systems Hybrid and vehicle systems research provides an overarching vehicle systems perspective to the technology research and development (R&D) activities of...

192

Forecasts of intercity passenger demand and energy use through 2000  

SciTech Connect

The development of national travel demand and energy-use forecasts for automobile and common-carrier intercity travel through the year 2000. The forecasts are driven by the POINTS (Passenger Oriented Intercity Network Travel Simulation) model, a model direct-demand model which accounts for competition among modes and destinations. Developed and used to model SMSA-to-SMSA business and nonbusiness travel, POINTS is an improvement over earlier direct demand models because it includes an explicit representation of cities' relative accessibilities and a utility maximizing behavorial multimodal travel function. Within POINTS, pathbuilding algorithms are used to determine city-pair travel times and costs by mode, including intramodal transfer times. Other input data include projections of SMSA population, public and private sector employment, and hotel and other retail receipts. Outputs include forecasts of SMSA-to-SMSA person trips and person-miles of travel by mode. For the national forecasts, these are expanded to represent all intercity travel (trips greater than 100 miles, one way) for two fuel-price cases. Under both cases rising fuel prices, accompanied by substantial reductions in model-energy intensities, result in moderate growth in total intercity passenger travel. Total intercity passenger travel is predicted to grow at approximately one percent per year, slightly fster than population growth, while air travel grows almost twice as fast as population. The net effect of moderate travel growth and substantial reduction in model energy intensities is a reduction of approximately 50 percent in fuel consumption by the intercity passenger travel market.

Kaplan, M.P.; Vyas, A.D.; Millar, M.; Gur, Y.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Diesel Vehicles  

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Vehicles Vehicles Audi A3 Diesel vehicles may be making a comeback. Diesel engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient than similar-sized gasoline engines (about 30-35% more fuel efficient). Plus, today's diesel vehicles are much improved over diesels of the past. Better Performance Improved fuel injection and electronic engine control technologies have Increased power Improved acceleration Increased efficiency New engine designs, along with noise- and vibration-damping technologies, have made them quieter and smoother. Cold-weather starting has been improved also. Cleaner Mercedes ML320 BlueTEC Today's diesels must meet the same emissions standards as gasoline vehicles. Advances in engine technologies, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, and improved exhaust treatment have made this possible.

194

Energy Basics: Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

195

Energy Basics: Flexible Fuel Vehicles  

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& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

196

Energy Basics: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

197

Energy Basics: Natural Gas Vehicles  

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& Fuels Printable Version Share this resource Fuels Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane...

198

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle System Research and Development Project: Hybrid Vehicle Potential Assessment. Volume VI. Cost analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of the cost analysis is to determine the economic feasibility of a variety of hybrid vehicles with respect to conventional vehicles specifically designed for the same duty cycle defined by the mission analysis. Several different hybrid configurations including parallel, parallel-flywheel, and series vehicles were evaluated. The ramifications of incorporating examples of advanced batteries, these being the advanced lead-acid, nickel-zinc, and sodium sulfur were also investigated. Vehicles were specifically designed with these batteries and for the driving cycles specified by the mission. Simulated operation on the missions yielded the energy consumption (petroleum and/or electricity) over the driving cycles. It was concluded that: in the event that gasoline prices reach $2.50 to $3.00/gal, hybrid vehicles in many applications will become economically competitive with conventional vehicles without subsidization; in some commercial applications hybrid vehicles could be economically competitive, when the gasoline price ranges from $1.20 to $1.50/gal. The cost per kWh per cycle of the advanced batteries is much more important economically than the specific energy; the series hybrid vehicles were found to be more expensive in comparison to the parallel or parallel-flywheel hybrids when designed as passenger vehicles; and hybrid vehicles designed for private use could become economically competitive and displace up to 50% of the fuel normally used on that mission if subsidies of $500 to $2000 were supplied to the owner/operator. (LCL)

Hardy, K.S.

1979-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

199

Impact of Component Sizing in Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Energy Resource and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Widespread use of alternative hybrid powertrains currently appears inevitable and many opportunities for substantial progress remain. The necessity for environmentally friendly vehicles, in conjunction with increasing concerns regarding U.S. dependency on foreign oil and climate change, has led to significant investment in enhancing the propulsion portfolio with new technologies. Recently, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have attracted considerable attention due to their potential to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector. PHEVs are especially appealing for short daily commutes with excessive stop-and-go driving. However, the high costs associated with their components, and in particular, with their energy storage systems have been significant barriers to extensive market penetration of PEVs. In the research reported here, we investigated the implications of motor/generator and battery size on fuel economy and GHG emissions in a medium duty PHEV. An optimization framework is proposed and applied to two different parallel powertrain configurations, pre-transmission and post-transmission, to derive the Pareto frontier with respect to motor/generator and battery size. The optimization and modeling approach adopted here facilitates better understanding of the potential benefits from proper selection of motor/generator and battery size on fuel economy and GHG emissions. This understanding can help us identify the appropriate sizing of these components and thus reducing the PHEV cost. Addressing optimal sizing of PHEV components could aim at an extensive market penetration of PHEVs.

Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Near-term electric test vehicle ETV-2. Phase II. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A unique battery-powered passenger vehicle has been developed that provides a significant improvement over conventional electric vehicle performance, particularly during stop-and-go driving. The vehicle is unique in two major respects: (1) the power system incorporates a flywheel that stores energy during regenerative braking and makes possible the acceleration capability needed to keep up with traffic without reducing range to unacceptable values; and (2) lightweight plastic materials are used for the vehicle unibody to minimize weight and increase range. These features were analyzed and demonstrated in an electric test vehicle, ETV-2. Characteristics of this vehicle are summarized. Information is presented on: vehicle design, fabrication, safety testing, and performance testing; power system design and operation; flywheel; battery pack performance; and controls and electronic equipment. (LCL)

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1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

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

202

Vehicle trends and future gasoline needs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The passenger car continues to change at a rapid pace, responding both to customers' preferences and to regulations. Vehicle trends place demands on the powertrain for high specific output, efficiency and reliability. Engine design and calibration must be optimized to utilize available fuel octane fully since low speed knock remains a significant constraint. Emerging capabilities for engine control provide flexible, adaptive approaches for fuel/engine matching. Recent, substantial increases in fuel volatility raise concerns for both driveability and emissions. Expanded use of fuel injection will be helpful for future vehicles, but new problems have appeared, and tighter definition of gasoline properties will be needed. The high sensitivity of fuel systems and emission controls to fuel quality is demonstrated by injector deposits and plugged catalysts. Dependable gasoline quality is essential. High standards of quality and reliability are necessary for fuel and lubricant products. The precision offered by current emission control systems can only be achieved with fuels that are properly prepared and marketed.

Baker, R.E.; Chui, G.K.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles  

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Key Activities in Key Activities in Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on AddThis.com... Key Activities Mission, Vision, & Goals Plans, Implementation, & Results Organization & Contacts National Laboratories Budget Partnerships Key Activities in Vehicles We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or

204

Life-cycle Environmental Inventory of Passenger Transportation in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

about 30% of national energy  consumption  and  passenger for  30%  of  national  energy  consumption [Davis 2007].  to  20% of national energy consumption [Davis 2007].  

Chester, Mikhail V

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

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

206

Measured Laboratory and In-Use Fuel Economy Observed over Targeted Drive Cycles for Comparable Hybrid and Conventional Package Delivery Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In-use and laboratory-derived fuel economies were analyzed for a medium-duty hybrid electric drivetrain with 'engine off at idle' capability and a conventional drivetrain in a typical commercial package delivery application. Vehicles studied included eleven 2010 Freightliner P100H hybrids in service at a United Parcel Service facility in Minneapolis during the first half of 2010. The hybrids were evaluated for 18 months against eleven 2010 Freightliner P100D diesels at the same facility. Both vehicle groups use the same 2009 Cummins ISB 200-HP engine. In-use fuel economy was evaluated using UPS's fueling and mileage records, periodic ECM image downloads, and J1939 CAN bus recordings during the periods of duty cycle study. Analysis of the in-use fuel economy showed 13%-29% hybrid advantage depending on measurement method, and a delivery route assignment analysis showed 13%-26% hybrid advantage on the less kinetically intense original diesel route assignments and 20%-33% hybrid advantage on the more kinetically intense original hybrid route assignments. Three standardized laboratory drive cycles were selected that encompassed the range of real-world in-use data. The hybrid vehicle demonstrated improvements in ton-mi./gal fuel economy of 39%, 45%, and 21% on the NYC Comp, HTUF Class 4, and CARB HHDDT test cycles, respectively.

Lammert, M. P.; Walkowicz, K.; Duran, A.; Sindler, P.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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Page 1 of 5 Page 1 of 5 VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Leaf VIN: JN1AZ0CP5BT000356 Class: Mid-size Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: EV Motor Type: Three-Phase, Four-Pole Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 80 kW/280 Nm Max. Motor Speed: 10,390 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Battery Manufacturer: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation Type: Lithium-ion - Laminate type Cathode/Anode Material: LiMn 2 O 4 with LiNiO 2 /Graphite Pack Location: Under center of vehicle Number of Cells: 192 Cell Configuration: 2 parallel, 96 series Nominal Cell Voltage: 3.8 V Nominal System Voltage: 364.8 V Rated Pack Capacity: 66.2 Ah Rated Pack Energy: 24 kWh Max. Cell Charge Voltage 2 : 4.2 V Min. Cell Discharge Voltage 2 : 2.5 V

208

Vehicle Specifications  

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E27C177982 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

209

Vehicle Specifications  

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E87C172351 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

210

Vehicle Specifications  

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Z07S838122 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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2AR194699 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

212

Vehicle Specifications  

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2WD VIN 1FMYU95H75KC45881 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 70 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Four wheel drive Regenerative...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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4AR144757 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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Z37S813344 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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4WD VIN 1FMCU96H15KE18237 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 70 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Four wheel drive Regenerative...

216

Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle. 20 figs.

Box, W.D.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

217

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle VIN:19XFB5F57CE002590 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: Sedan CARB 2 : AT-PZEV EPA CityHwyCombined 3 : 273832 MPGe Tires Manufacturer:...

218

Mobility Chains Analysis of Technologies for Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

biological processes, thermochemical processes, and steam and electricity generation. The Role of Biomass BOUNDARY Fuel pathways simulated in this study are divided into five stages: biomass farming; biomass it undergoes anaerobic and aerobic fermentation. In the thermochemical plant (TCP), biomass feedstock undergoes

Argonne National Laboratory

219

Improving Vehicle Efficiency, Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Today, the United States spends about $400 billion each year on imported oil. To realize a secure energy future, America must break its dependence on imported oil and its volatile costs. The transportation sector accounts for about 70% of U.S. oil demand and holds tremendous opportunity to increase America's energy security by reducing oil consumption. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts research and development (R and D) on vehicle technologies which can stem America's dependence on oil, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. Hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles can significantly improve fuel economy, displacing petroleum. Researchers are making batteries more affordable and recyclable, while enhancing battery range, performance, and life. This research supports President Obama's goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. The program is also working with businesses to develop domestic battery and electric-drive component plants to improve America's economic competitiveness globally. The program facilitates deployment of alternative fuels (ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, electricity, propane, and natural gas) and fuel infrastructures by partnering with state and local governments, universities, and industry. Reducing vehicle weight directly improves vehicle efficiency and fuel economy, and can potentially reduce vehicle operating costs. Cost-effective, lightweight, high-strength materials can significantly reduce vehicle weight without compromising safety. Improved combustion technologies and optimized fuel systems can improve near-and mid-term fuel economy by 25% for passenger vehicles and 20% for commercial vehicles by 2015, compared to 2009 vehicles. Reducing the use of oil-based fuels and lubricants in vehicles has more potential to improve the nation's energy security than any other action; even a 1% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency would save consumers more than $4 billion annually.

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Ford/DOE sodium-sulfur battery electric vehicle development and demonstration. Phase I-1. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of Phase I-A analyses and design studies are presented. The objective of the Phase I-A effort was to evaluate the sodium-sulfur battery, in an existing conventional production automobile, as a potential power source for an electric vehicle. The Phase I-A work was divided into five (5) major sub-tasks as follows: vehicle specification sub-task; NaS battery packaging study sub-task; vehicle packaging layout sub-task; electrical system study sub-task; and system study sub-tasks covering performance and economy projections, powertrain and vehicle safety issues and thermal studies. The major results of the sodium-sulfur battery powered electric vehicle study program are: the Fiesta was chosen to be the production vehicle which would be modified into a 2-passenger, electric test bed vehicle powered by a NaS battery; the vehicle mission was defined to be a 2-passenger urban/suburban commuter vehicle capable of at least 100 miles range over the CVS driving cycle and a wide open throttle capability of 0 to 50 mph in 14 seconds, or less; powertrain component specifications were defined; powertrain control strategy has been selected; and a suitable test bed vehicle package scheme has been developed.

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1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-term electric vehicle program. Phase II. Operation and maintenance manual  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A detailed description of the design, operation, and maintenance of the Integrated Test Vehicle (ITV) including instruments and controls, economy, safety and security, troubleshooting, and specifications is given. The ITV employs a dc traction motor and 18 lead-acid batteries which provide a nominal voltage of 108 Vdc. A microcomputer controls many vehicle electrical functions. The ITV is a four-passenger subcompact weighing 3320 lb curb weight with the capacity of carrying a 600 lb payload. The driving range is 75 miles on urban cycle, and the vehicle is equipped with a regenerative braking system. (WHK)

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1979-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Volt VIN: 1G1RD6E48BUI00815 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 4 Type 2 : Multi-Mode PHEV (EV, Series, and Power-split) Motor Type: 12-pole permanent magnet AC synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 111 kW/370 Nm Max. Motor Speed: 9500 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Generator Type: 16-pole permanent magnet AC synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 55 kW/200 Nm Max. Generator Speed: 6000 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Battery Manufacturer: LG Chem Type: Lithium-ion Cathode/Anode Material: LiMn 2 O 4 /Hard Carbon Number of Cells: 288 Cell Config.: 3 parallel, 96 series Nominal Cell Voltage: 3.7 V Nominal System Voltage: 355.2 V Rated Pack Capacity: 45 Ah Rated Pack Energy: 16 kWh Weight of Pack: 435 lb

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT Kyle Bardo "...if all we do is super-impose high speed passenger rail on existing freight networks everyone in transporta- tion to emphasize rail and water transportation a little bit more than it's been

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Alternative Vehicle Basics  

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

There are a number of alternative and advanced vehicles—or vehicles that run on alternative fuels. Learn more about the following types of vehicles:

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Advanced Vehicle Testing  

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combustion engine vehicles operating on 100% hydrogen (H2) and H2CNG (compressed natural gas) blended fuels, hybrid electric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, urban...

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Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vehicles Jump to: navigation, search TODO: Add description Related Links List of Companies in Vehicles Sector List of Vehicles Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

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Vehicles News  

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

news Office of Energy Efficiency & news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-45-million-advance-next-generation Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Neighborhood Electric Vehicles  

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Ford Think Neighbor A neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) is a four-wheeled vehicle that has a top speed of 20-25 miles per hour (mph). It is larger...

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VEHICLE DETAILS, BATTERY DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle...  

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Page 1 VEHICLE DETAILS, BATTERY DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Details Base Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Leaf VIN: JN1AZ0CP5BT000356 Propulsion System: BEV Electric Machine: 80 kW...

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Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 11 figures.

Box, W.D.

1994-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 14 figs.

Box, W.D.

1996-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Smart  

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Abstract: This article explores criteria necessary for reliable communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE). Data will demonstrate that a G3-PLC system has already met the criteria established by the automotive and utility industries. Multiple international tests prove that a G3-PLC implementation is the optimal low-frequency solution. A similar version of this article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Power Systems Design magazine. For the first time, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are building a viable market of mobile electrical energy consumers. Not surprisingly, new relationships between electricity providers (the utility companies) and automobile owners are emerging. Many utilities already offer, or are planning to offer, special tariffs, including fixed monthly rates, to EV owners. EVs impose new dynamics and demands on the electrical supply itself. There is, in fact, a symbiotic relationship developing between the EV and energy provider. Because of their large storage capacity, often 10kVH, EVs draw currents of 80A or greater over a period of hours. This strains electrical grid components, especially low-voltage transformers which can overheat and fail while serving consumers ' homes. Meanwhile, the EVs ' electrical storage capacity can also reverse the current flow. It can then supply power back to the grid, thereby helping the utilities to meet demand peaks without starting up high-carbon-output diesel generators. To enable this new dynamic relationship, the EV and the energy provider must communicate. The utility must be able to authenticate the individual vehicle, and bidirectional communications is needed to support negotiation of power flow rates and direction. To

Jim Leclare; Principal Member; Technical Staff

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity  

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that feature one or more advanced technologies, including: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technologies Extended range electric vehicle technologies Hybrid electric, pure...

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Field assessment of an aluminum intensive passenger car  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Ford Motor Co. has made a small batch of ``aluminum intensive vehicles`` (AIV), consisting of mid-size cars (Taurus/Sable) with all-aluminum bodies. The first twenty vehicles were made for internal evaluation at Ford, but the second batch of twenty has been placed on the hands of selected independent users, primarily automotive suppliers, for long term field assessment. The mass reduction achieved in the body of an AIV is shown, and compared with an equivalent standard steel body. Argonne obtained one of these vehicles last October; this is an assessment of the fuel consumption and other operational characteristics of this type of car to date.

Cuenca, R.M.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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following types of vehicles: Electric Vehicles Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Natural Gas Vehicles Propane Vehicles Addthis Related Articles...

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Electric vehicle test report, Cutler-Hammer Corvette  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work described was part of the effort to characterize vehicles for the state-of-the-art assessment of electric vehicles. The vehicle evaluated was a Chevrolet Corvette converted to electric operation. The vehicle was based on a standard production 1967 chassis and body. The original internal combustion engine was replaced by an electric traction motor. Eighteen batteries supplied the electrical energy. A controller, an onboard battery charger, and several dashboard instruments completed the conversion. The remainder of the vehicle, and in particular the remainder of the drive-train (clutch, driveshaft, and differential), was stock, except for the transmission. The overall objective of the tests was to develop performance data at the system and subsystem level. The emphasis was on the electrical portion of the drive train, although some analysis and discussion of the mechanical elements are included. There was no evaluation of other aspects of the vehicle such as braking, ride, handling, passenger accomodations, etc. Included are a description of the vehicle, the tests performed and a discussion of the results. Tests were conducted both on the road (actually a mile long runway) and in a chassis dynamometer equipped laboratory. The majority of the tests performed were according to SAE Procedure J227a and included maximum effort accelerations, constant-speed range, and cyclic range. Some tests that are not a part of the SAE Procedure J227a are described and the analysis of the data from all tests is discussed. (LCL)

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APBF-DEC NOx Adsorber/DPF Project: SUV / Pick-up Truck Platform  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to determine the influence of diesel fuel composition on the ability of NOX adsorber catalyst (NAC) technology, in conjunction with diesel particle filters (DPFs), to achieve stringent emissions levels with a minimal fuel economy impact. The test bed for this project was intended to be a light-duty sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a goal of achieving light-duty Tier 2-Bin 5 tail pipe emission levels (0.07 g/mi. NOX and 0.01 g/mi. PM). However, with the current US market share of light-duty diesel applications being so low, no US 2002 model year (MY) light-duty truck (LDT) or SUV platforms equipped with a diesel engine and having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than 8500 lb exist. While the current level of diesel engine use is relatively small in the light-duty class, there exists considerable potential for the diesel engine to gain a much larger market share in the future as manufacturers of heavy light-duty trucks (HLDTs) attempt to offset the negative impact on cooperate average fuel economy (CAFE) that the recent rise in market share of the SUVs and LDTs has caused. The US EPA Tier 2 emission standards also contain regulation to prevent the migration of heavy light-duty trucks and SUV's to the medium duty class. This preventive measure requires that all medium duty trucks, SUV's and vans in the 8,500 to 10,000 lb GVWR range being used as passenger vehicles, meet light-duty Tier 2 standards. In meeting the Tier 2 emission standards, the HLDTs and medium-duty passenger vehicles (MDPVs) will face the greatest technological challenges. Because the MDPV is the closest weight class and application relative to the potential upcoming HLDTs and SUV's, a weight class compromise was made in this program to allow the examination of using a diesel engine with a NAC-DPF system on a 2002 production vehicle. The test bed for this project is a 2500 series Chevrolet Silverado equipped with a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine certified to 2002 MY Federal heavy-duty and 2002 MY California medium-duty emission standards. The stock vehicle included cooled air charge (CAC), turbocharger (TC), direct fuel injection (DFI), oxidation catalyst (OC), and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)

Webb, C; Weber, P; Thornton,M

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric and hybrid vehicle performance and design goal determination study. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recommendations are set forth for performance standards for near-term and advanced electric and hybrid vehicles. Limited market surveys and interviews with present owners of electric vehicles indicated that the most important criterion for private vehicles is low operating cost. This criterion, combined with the low specific energy density and relatively short life of present storage batteries, was the key factor in the minimum performance specified for near-term private electric vehicles: two or more passengers, 50 km range over the SAE J227a/C driving schedule, with a maximum energy use of about 0.9 MJ/km (0.4 kWh/mi). Near-term commercial vehicles have even lower recommended minimum performance, including 50 km on the (less demanding) SAE J227a/B schedule. Heat-engine battery-electric hybrid vehicles may provide the driving range lacking in electric vehicles and use appreciably less fuel than conventional vehicles. Performance standards recommended for near-term hybrid vehicles call for essentially the same performance as for comparably sized near-term electric vehicles, except for increased range capability. Development specifications recommended for advanced hybrids call for substantially reduced petroleum fuel consumption and the same acceleration capability exhibited by present conventional subcompact cars. Performance standards for a light agricultural utility vehicle are developed.

Brennand, J.; Curtis, R.; Fox, H.; Hamilton, W.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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UndergradUate degree Program do your interests lie in the areas of aircraft and space vehicles, diesel engines, the mechanics  

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by vehicles · designing and building a 100 MPG four-passenger, plug-in, diesel hybrid car · designing and wind, diesel engines, the mechanics and control of musculoskeletal systems, or solar and other renewable energy nanosatellite · investigating the dynamics and vortex wakes of rising and falling bodies · designing a wind farm

Lipson, Michal

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In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

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# · Rates require that the vehicle be returned with a full tank of gas. · Unlimited mileage on all rentals Insurance. Large Truck 51 281 1,020 · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. Cargo Van/Truck 51 281 1,020 · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. Van - 15 Passenger 90 495

Harms, Kyle E.

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Performance Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the performance testing of two configurations of the Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Sprinter van developed by EPRI and Daimler for use in delivering cargo, carrying passengers, or fulfilling a variety of specialty applications. One configuration, California 1 (CA-1) has a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery pack. The other, California 2 (CA-2) has a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. California 2 showed better fuel and energy economy in all aspects of testing.

2008-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal management concepts for higher efficiency heavy vehicles.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermal management is a cross-cutting technology that directly or indirectly affects engine performance, fuel economy, safety and reliability, aerodynamics, driver/passenger comfort, materials selection, emissions, maintenance, and component life. This review paper provides an assessment of thermal management for large trucks, particularly as it impacts these features. Observations arrived at from a review of the state of the art for thermal management for over-the-road trucks are highlighted and commented on. Trends in the large truck industry, pertinent engine truck design and performance objectives, and the implications of these relative to thermal management, are presented. Finally, new thermal management concepts for high efficiency vehicles are described.

Wambsganss, M. W.

1999-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation  

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Apps for Vehicles Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on AddThis.com... Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data

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Real-World Emissions from Model Year 1993, 2000, and 2010 Passenger Cars  

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types produced by vehicle manufacturers after 1993 isin many cases the manufacturers' vehicle design conforms toand several Japanese- manufacturer vehicles. (Note that the

Ross, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Vehicle barrier  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vehicle security barrier which can be conveniently placed across a gate opening as well as readily removed from the gate opening to allow for easy passage. The security barrier includes a barrier gate in the form of a cable/gate member in combination with laterally attached pipe sections fixed by way of the cable to the gate member and lateral, security fixed vertical pipe posts. The security barrier of the present invention provides for the use of cable restraints across gate openings to provide necessary security while at the same time allowing for quick opening and closing of the gate areas without compromising security.

Hirsh, Robert A. (Bethel Park, PA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scenario analysis of hybrid class 3-7 heavy vehicles.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The effects of hybridization on heavy-duty vehicles are not well understood. Heavy vehicles represent a broader range of applications than light-duty vehicles, resulting in a wide variety of chassis and engine combinations, as well as diverse driving conditions. Thus, the strategies, incremental costs, and energy/emission benefits associated with hybridizing heavy vehicles could differ significantly from those for passenger cars. Using a modal energy and emissions model, they quantify the potential energy savings of hybridizing commercial Class 3-7 heavy vehicles, analyze hybrid configuration scenarios, and estimate the associated investment cost and payback time. From the analysis, they conclude that (1) hybridization can significantly reduce energy consumption of Class 3-7 heavy vehicles under urban driving conditions; (2) the grid-independent, conventional vehicle (CV)-like hybrid is more cost-effective than the grid-dependent, electric vehicle (EV)-like hybrid, and the parallel configuration is more cost-effective than the series configuration; (3) for CV-like hybridization, the on-board engine can be significantly downsized, with a gasoline or diesel engine used for SUVs perhaps being a good candidate for an on-board engine; (4) over the long term, the incremental cost of a CV-like, parallel-configured Class 3-4 hybrid heavy vehicle is about %5,800 in the year 2005 and $3,000 in 2020, while for a Class 6-7 truck, it is about $7,100 in 2005 and $3,300 in 2020; and (5) investment payback time, which depends on the specific type and application of the vehicle, averages about 6 years under urban driving conditions in 2005 and 2--3 years in 2020.

An, F.; Stodolsky, F.; Vyas, A.; Cuenca, R.; Eberhardt, J. J.

1999-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Life-cycle Environmental Inventory of Passenger Transportation in the United States  

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Effects and Social Costs of Road Transport; Transportation The Social Costs of Intercity Passenger  Transportation: A Transportation Research Center, Knoxville, TN.   [Delucchi 1997] Delucchi, M. ; The Annualized Social Cost 

Chester, Mikhail V

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating train passenger load from automated data systems : application to London Underground  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this thesis is to assess the feasibility of identifying which trains individual passengers take to get from their origin to destination while travelling in a high frequency urban rail transportation system. ...

Paul, Elizabeth Cheriyamadam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Blog Feed: Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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

, 2011 , 2011 A123 battery in passenger vehicle application | Photo Courtesy of A123 Systems Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123 How A123 Systems evolved from a team of researchers at MIT to becoming the world's second largest producer of lithium-ion batteries. April 29, 2011 This Month on Energy Savers: April 2011 A recap of April Energy Savers news, along with a few other tidbits. April 18, 2011 Participants in the EcoCar2 challenge gather for the spring workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students Drive Home Innovative Engineering in the EcoCAR2 Competition EcoCar2 kicks off with the announcement of the 16 student teams and the vehicle they'll be re-engineering over the course of the competition. April 13, 2011 Algae samples back at the NREL lab, ready to be analyzed and run through the Fluorescent-Activated Cell Sorter, or FACS, which separates the cells. | Credit: NREL Staff Photographer Dennis Schroeder.

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Voltage Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sector Vehicles Product Voltage Vehicles is a nascent, full-service alternative fuel vehicle distributor specializing in the full spectrum of electric vehicles (EV) and...

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Control system design for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis addresses the design of control systems for a parallel hybrid electric drive train which is an alternative to conventional passenger vehicles. The principle components of the drive train are a small internal combustion engine and an electric machine. In the parallel configuration, both devices can apply torque directly to the drive shaft for propelling the vehicle. A low order drive train model is developed which is used during the controller design and overall system simulations. The model is composed of sub-models for the engine, mechanical brake, electric machine, converter, battery, drive shaft with gears, and road load with wind resistance. The model yields results which are rough approximations of component performance and are appropriate for a top level drive train control study. In order to mimic the controls of a conventional car, the hybrid vehicle controller must insure that the torque command given by the user through the accelerator and brake pedal is tracked by the hybrid drive train without error. In this thesis two control systems are designed which enable the drive train to emulate conventional vehicle performance by meeting torque commands. The first control design maximizes the battery state-of-charge by minimizing the torque contribution of the electric machine. The second control design includes a cost parameter allowing the user to specify the appropriate tradeoff between a high state-of-charge and increased fuel savings. Simulation results verify that both controllers achieve the design objectives. Results also suggest that under proper control the parallel hybrid drive train can offer equal performance and range to a conventional passenger vehicle with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Buntin, David Leighton

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Traction Battery for the ETX-II Vehicle, EGG-EP-9688, IdahoElectric Vehicle Powertrain (ETX-II) Performance: VehicleDevelopment Program - ETX-II, Phase II Technical Report, DOE

Delucchi, Mark

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1-5): Electric/Hybrid Vehicles: An Emerging Global Industry,1-5): Electric/Hybrid Vehicles: An Emerging Global Industry,1-5): Electric/Hybrid Vehicles: An Emerging Global Industry,

Delucchi, Mark

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Proceedings of the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Workshop  

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Electric Vehicle Workshop Proceedings Vehicle Safety DesignElectric Vehicle Workshop Proceedings Federal Motor Vehicle SafetyElectric Vehicle Workshop Proceedings FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

Lipman, Timothy

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery availability for near-term (1998) electric vehicles  

SciTech Connect

Battery Requirements were determined for a wide spectrum of electric vehicles ranging from 2-passenger sports cars and microvans to full-size vans with a payload of 500 kg. All the vehicles utilize ac, high voltage (340--360 V) powertrains and have acceleration performance (0--80 km/h in less than 15 seconds) expected to be the norm in 1988 electric vehicles. Battery packs were configured for each of the vehicles using families of sealed lead-acid and nickel-cadmium modules which are either presently available in limited quantities or are being developed by battery companies which market a similar battery technology. It was found that the battery families available encompass the Ah cell sizes required for the various vehicles and that they could be packaged in the space available in each vehicle. The acceleration performance and range of the vehicles were calculated using the SIMPLEV simulation program. The results showed that all the vehicles had the required acceleration characteristics and ranges between 80--160 km (50--100 miles) with the ranges using nickel-cadmium batteries being 40--60% greater than those using lead-acid batteries. Significant changes in the design of electric vehicles over the last fifteen years are noted. These changes make the design of the batteries more difficult by increasing the peak power density required from about 60 W/kg to 100--150 W/kg and by reducing the Ah cell size needed from about 150 Ah to 30--70 Ah. Both of these changes in battery specifications increase the difficulty of achieving low $/kWh cost and long cycle life. This true for both lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries. 25 refs., 6 figs., 16 tabs.

Burke, A.F.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Organization...  

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Organization and Contacts Organization Chart for the Vehicle Technologies Program Fuel Technologies and Deployment, Technology Managers Advanced Combustion Engines, Technology...

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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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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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NREL. National Clean Fleets partners are investing in hybrid vehicles to reduce their oil use, vehicle emissions and fuel costs. What's Your PEV Readiness Score? PEV readiness...

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Vehicles and Fuels  

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Learn more about exciting technologies and ongoing research in alternative and advanced vehicles—or vehicles that run on fuels other than traditional petroleum.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Features  

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Event June 2013 The eGallon Tool Advances Deployment of Electric Vehicles May 2013 Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers December 2012 Apps for...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity  

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Volt Vehicle Summary Report: April - June 2013 (PDF 1.3MB) EV Project Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Summary Report: April - June 2013 (PDF 11MB) Residential...

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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, including advances in electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and...

265

Life-cycle energy savings potential from aluminum-intensive vehicles  

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The life-cycle energy and fuel-use impacts of US-produced aluminum-intensive passenger cars and passenger trucks are assessed. The energy analysis includes vehicle fuel consumption, material production energy, and recycling energy. A model that stimulates market dynamics was used to project aluminum-intensive vehicle market shares and national energy savings potential for the period between 2005 and 2030. We conclude that there is a net energy savings with the use of aluminum-intensive vehicles. Manufacturing costs must be reduced to achieve significant market penetration of aluminum-intensive vehicles. The petroleum energy saved from improved fuel efficiency offsets the additional energy needed to manufacture aluminum compared to steel. The energy needed to make aluminum can be reduced further if wrought aluminum is recycled back to wrought aluminum. We find that oil use is displaced by additional use of natural gas and nonfossil energy, but use of coal is lower. Many of the results are not necessarily applicable to vehicles built outside of the United States, but others could be used with caution.

Stodolsky, F.; Vyas, A.; Cuenca, R.; Gaines, L.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local government energy management: liquid petroleum gas (LPG) as a motor vehicle fuel  

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The retrofit or conversion of automotive engines to operate on liquid petroleum gas (LPG) or propane fuel is one of many potentially cost-effective strategies for reducing a local government's annual fleet operating and maintenance costs. The cost effectiveness of an LPG conversion decision is highly dependent on the initial conversion cost, vehicle type, current and projected fuel costs, vehicle fuel economy (miles per gallon), and yearly average mileage. A series of plots have been developed which indicate simple paybacks for the conversion of several vehicle types (passenger car, small and standard pickups, and two and three ton trucks) over a wide range of fuel economies and annual usage patterns. A simple payback of less than three years can be achieved for vehicles with poor fuel economy and high annual use. The figures provided in this report may be used by fleet management personnel as a screening tool to identify those passenger cars, small or standard pickups, or light duty trucks which are candidates for LPG conversion. In addition to examining the benefits of an LPG conversion, local governments should also consider the competing energy management strategies of downsizing, and the acquisition of fuel efficient, diesel powered vehicles.

McCoy, G.A.; Kerstetter, J.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

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Maximizing Alternative Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines

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Ultracapacitor Technologies and Application in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles  

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The parallel hybrid passenger car (VW Golf) combined an EDLCpassenger cars using the ultracapacitors in micro-hybrid,passenger car using both carbon/carbon and hybrid carbon

Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #257: March 3, 2003 Vehicle...  

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7: March 3, 2003 Vehicle Occupancy by Type of Vehicle to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 257: March 3, 2003 Vehicle Occupancy by Type of Vehicle on...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #253: February 3, 2003 Vehicle...  

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Quality of rail passenger experience: the direct and spillover effects of crowding on individual well-being and organisational behaviour.  

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??The challenge of rail passenger crowding has not been fully addressed in the scientific literature. This thesis describes a research work aimed at (1) investigating… (more)

Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions comparison between petroleum diesel and biodiesel in a medium-duty diesel engine  

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Biofuels have become very important topics over the past decade due to the rise in crude oil prices, fear of running out of crude oil, and environmental impact of emissions. Biodiesel is a biofuel that is made from plant seed oils, waste cooking oils, or animal fats. It has become increasingly popular and is looked at as a diesel replacement. This research characterizes the emissions of the new John Deere PowerTech Plus 4045HF285 in the Advance Engine Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University and compares the emissions of a 100 percent blended feed stock biodiesel to an ultra low sulfur diesel certification fuel. The steady state tests were conducted while holding engine speed constant at three different speeds and three different loads. The gaseous emissions, exhaust gas recirculation, fuel flow rate, and torque were monitored and recorded for 300 points per test. Four tests were performed and the results were averaged per each fuel. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and oxides of nitrogen emissions were analyzed. The biodiesel averaged up to 12% lower torque, 5.4% more fuel, 7.5% less carbon dioxide, 29% more oxygen, and 29% more oxides of nitrogen. Overall the biodiesel produced less torque and carbon dioxide emissions, while emitting more oxygen and oxides of nitrogen.

Tompkins, Brandon T.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the next generation medium-duty natural gas engine  

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This report summarizes the work done under this subcontract in the areas of System Design, System Fabrication, and Experimental Program. The report contains the details of the engine development process for achieving throttleless stratified charge spark ignition (SI) engine operation as well as advanced turbocharging strategies. Engine test results showing the potential of the direct-injection stratified charge combustion strategy for increasing part-load engine efficiency on a John Deere 8.1-liter natural gas engine are also included in this report. In addition, steady state and step transient engine data are presented that quantify the performance of a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) as well as a modified waste-gated turbocharger on the engine. The benefits of the technologies investigated during this project will be realized in the form of increased drive-cycle efficiency to diesel-like levels, while retaining the low emissions characteristics of a lean-burn natural gas engine.

Podnar, D.J.; Kubesh, J.T.

2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving  

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About the Vehicle About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: About the

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle  

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9: August 6, 9: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Delicious

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Data  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report contains data on the number of onroad alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid vehicles made available by both the original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket vehicle conversion facilities and data on the use of alternative fueled vehicles and the amount of fuel they consume.

Information Center

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle  

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5: November 25, 5: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on AddThis.com... Fact #805: November 25, 2013

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Electric vehicle/photovoltaic test and evaluation program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The University of South Florida (USF) in collaboration with Florida utilities and other organizations have executed a research and development program for the test and evaluation of Electric Vehicles. Its activity as one of 13 US Department of Energy (DOE) Electric Vehicle Test Site Operators was funded by DOE and the Florida Energy Office (FEO). The purpose of this program was to determine the efficiency of electric vehicles under commuter and fleet conditions in Florida. An additional feature of this program was the development of a utility interconnected photovoltaic (PV) system for charging electric vehicles with solar energy. USF developed an effective and economical automated on board Mobile Data Acquisition System (MDAS) that records vehicle operating data with minimum operator interface. Computer programs were written by the USF team to achieve processing and analysis of the vehicles` MDAS data, again minimizing human involvement, human effort and human error. A large number of passenger cars, vans and pickup trucks were studied. Procedures for monitoring them were developed to a point where the equipment is commercially available and its operation has become routine. The nations first PV solar powered electric vehicle charging station and test facility was designed, developed and put into operation under this program. The charging station is capable of direct DC-DC (PV to battery) or AC-DC (power grid to battery) charging and it routes unused PV power to the University`s power grid for other use. The DC-DC charging system is more efficient, more dependable and safer than DC-AC-DC and traditional methods of DC-DC charging. A fortuitous correlation was observed between battery charging demand and solar power availability in commuter application of electric vehicles.

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1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors  

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Ambassadors to someone Ambassadors to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on AddThis.com... Goals Research & Development Testing and Analysis Workplace Charging Partners Ambassadors Resources Community and Fleet Readiness Workforce Development Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics Ambassadors Workplace Charging Challenge Clean Cities Coalitions Clean Cities logo. Clean Cities National: A network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the

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Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment | Department of Energy  

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Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment More Documents &...

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Advanced Vehicle Introduction...  

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Keywords: Vehicle characteristics; market penetration; advanced technology vehicles; hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) Purpose Vehicle Choice Model - Estimate market penetration...

284

Gas Mileage of 2014 Vehicles by GMC  

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4 GMC Vehicles 4 GMC Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2014 GMC Acadia AWD 6 cyl, 3.6 L, Automatic 6-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2014 GMC Acadia AWD 16 City 18 Combined 23 Highway 2014 GMC Acadia FWD 6 cyl, 3.6 L, Automatic 6-spd, Regular Gasoline Compare 2014 GMC Acadia FWD 17 City 19 Combined 24 Highway 2014 GMC Savana 1500 AWD (cargo) 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gas or E85 Compare 2014 GMC Savana 1500 AWD (cargo) Gas 13 City 14 Combined 17 Highway E85 10 City 11 Combined 12 Highway 2014 GMC Savana 1500 AWD Conversion (cargo) 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gas or E85 Compare 2014 GMC Savana 1500 AWD Conversion (cargo) Gas 13 City 14 Combined 17 Highway E85 9 City 10 Combined 12 Highway 2014 GMC Savana 1500 2WD (Passenger) 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gas or E85

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Blog Feed: Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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June 8, 2010 June 8, 2010 What's Up With Fuel Cells? We hear a lot about renewables like wind and solar these days, but what's the deal with fuel cells and is there a future in them? May 26, 2010 An artist's rendering of a Nissan LEAF charging outside a café. | Courtesy The EV Project LEAFing Through New Vehicle Technology The LEAF is a five-passenger hatchback, powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries - with a range of more than 100 miles on a single charge. The vehicle will cost drivers about $25,000 after a federal tax credit. May 20, 2010 Are You Participating in Bike-to-Work Day? Are you participating in Bike-to-Work day? Tell us about your plans! May 18, 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge Beyond the use of advanced technology, EcoCAR is unique among student competitions in that it provides students with access to and training on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type  

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Personal vehicles preferred by urban Americans: household automobile holdings and new car purchases projected to the year 2000  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A procedure is described for modeling the choices made in urban American households among personal vehicles on the bases of cost, passenger capacity, and engine technology, and it projects those preferences to the year 1990 and 2000. The results of this disaggregate technique are used by the other predictive research tasks undertaken by Argonne National Laboratory in a project entitled Technology Assessment of Productive Conservation in Urban Transportation (TAPCUT). The vehicle preferences reported here furnish data for the overall TAPCUT objective of forecasting the probable effects of energy conservation policies in transportation. In our projections, vehicles with standard spark-ignition (Otto-cycle) engines continue to dominate automobile holdings and new car purchases in either of two socioeconomic scenarios under any of three settings (an existing policy set and two alternative conservation strategies). From 1990, small cars (seating four or fewer passengers) dominate urban holdings and sales in two of the three TAPCUT energy strategies - the exception being the strategy that emphasizes individual travel - and this holds true with only a minor variation for both socioeconomic scenarios (an optimistic one and a slightly pessimistic one). Advanced-technology vehicles are most successful under the Individual Travel Strategy. It appears that vehicle charateristics are far more significant than demographic descriptors in estimating household vehicle choice using this modeling approach.

Saricks, C.L.; Vyas, A.D.; Bunch, J.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Urban Electric Vehicle Specificatio...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Specificati...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Urban Electric Vehicle Special...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment...  

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Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Testing The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity is tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) to...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Urban Electric Vehicle Testing...  

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VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase ____________________________ Week Ended (Sunday) _________________  

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VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase of the owning Unit. Vehicle Homebase: Enter the City, Zip Code, Building, or other location designation. Week

Johnston, Daniel

299

Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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The Images of Hybrid Vehicles Each of the householdsbetween hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles was observed in smallowned Honda Civic Hybrids, vehicles that are virtually

Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Ken; Turrentine, Tom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influencing Factors on Energy Consumption of Air Conditioning System in Railway Passenger Station Based on Orthogonal Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Orthogonal experiment was used to analyze the energy consumption of air conditioning system, which belongs to four typical passenger stations in four regions, including severe cold region, cold region, hot summer and cold winter region, hot summer and ... Keywords: Railway Passenger Station, Orthogonal Experiment, Air Conditioning Energy Consumption, Energy Conservation

Weiwu Ma; Liqing Li; Suoying He; Jia Cheng; Guijie Huang; Chenn Q. Zhou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Search for Model Year 2000 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Vehicles Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

302

Search for Model Year 2014 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Vehicle Type Model Year: 2014 Select Class... Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles...

303

Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants to someone by Lubricants to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Fuel Effects on Combustion Lubricants Natural Gas Research Biofuels End-Use Research Materials Technologies Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is

304

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Alternative Fuel Vehicles  

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are vehicles designed to operate on alternative fuels such as compressed and liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), ethanol, biodiesel, electricity, and...

305

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Hyundai Sonata (4932) Battery Report 2010 Ultra-Battery Honda Civic Battery Report Some hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine a conventional internal combustion engine (using...

306

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity  

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Testing Activity North American PHEV Demonstration Monthly Summary Report - Hymotion Prius (V2Green data logger) Total Number Vehicles - 169 (May 2010) Total Cumulative Test...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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motor of an electric vehicle. Other hybrids combine a fuel cell with batteries to power electric propulsion motors. Fuel Cell Concept: Fuel passes through an anode, electrolyte,...

308

Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The light-duty vehicle transportation sector in the United States depends heavily on imported petroleum as a transportation fuel. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is testing advanced technology vehicles to help reduce this dependency, which would contribute to the economic stability and homeland security of the United States. These advanced technology test vehicles include internal combustion engine vehicles operating on 100% hydrogen (H2) and H2CNG (compressed natural gas) blended fuels, hybrid electric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, urban electric vehicles, and electric ground support vehicles. The AVTA tests and evaluates these vehicles with closed track and dynamometer testing methods (baseline performance testing) and accelerated reliability testing methods (accumulating lifecycle vehicle miles and operational knowledge within 1 to 1.5 years), and in normal fleet environments. The Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant and H2-fueled vehicles are demonstrating the feasibility of using H2 as a transportation fuel. Hybrid, neighborhood, and urban electric test vehicles are demonstrating successful applications of electric drive vehicles in various fleet missions. The AVTA is also developing electric ground support equipment (GSE) test procedures, and GSE testing will start during the fall of 2003. All of these activities are intended to support U.S. energy independence. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory manages these activities for the AVTA.

James Francfort

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Inhalation of primary motor vehicle emissions: Effects of urbanpopulation and land area  

SciTech Connect

Urban population density can influence transportation demand, as expressed through average daily vehicle-kilometers traveled per capita (VKT). In turn, changes in transportation demand influence total passenger vehicle emissions. Population density can also influence the fraction of total emissions that are inhaled by the exposed urban population. Equations are presented that describe these relationships for an idealized representation of an urban area. Using analytic solutions to these equations, we investigate the effect of three changes in urban population and urban land area (infill, sprawl, and constant-density growth) on per capita inhalation intake of primary pollutants from passenger vehicles. The magnitude of these effects depends on density-emissions elasticity ({var_epsilon}{sub e}), a normalized derivative relating change in population density to change in vehicle emissions. For example, if urban population increases, per capita intake is less with infill development than with constant-density growth if {var_epsilon}{sub e} is less than -0.5, while for {var_epsilon}{sub e} greater than -0.5 the reverse is true.

Marshall, Julian D.; McKone, Thomas E.; Nazaroff, William W.

2004-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Research Laboratory - FEERC  

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Vehicle Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Laboratory Expertise The overall FEERC team has been developed to encompass the many disciplines necessary for world-class fuels, engines, and emissions-related research, with experimental, analytical, and modeling capabilities. Staff members specialize in areas including combustion and thermodynamics, emissions measurements, analytical chemistry, catalysis, sensors and diagnostics, dynamometer cell operations, engine controls and control theory. FEERC engineers have many years of experience in vehicle research, chassis laboratory development and operation, and have developed specialized systems and methods for vehicle R&D. Selected Vehicle Research Topics In-use investigation of Lean NOx Traps (LNTs). Vehicle fuel economy features such as lean operation GDI engines,

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Emission Impacts of Electric Vehicles  

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greenhouse effect, and electric vehicles," Proceedingso/9thInternational Electric Vehicles Symposium, 1988. 14. R. M.of 9th International Electric Vehicles Sympo- sium, 1988.

Wang, Quanlu; DeLuchi, Mark A.; Sperling, Daniel

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Case for Electric Vehicles  

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land Press, 1995 TESTING ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEMAND IN " HYBRIDThe Case for Electric Vehicles DanieI Sperlmg Reprint UCTCor The Case for Electric Vehicles Darnel Sperling Institute

Sperling, Daniel

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A zinc-air battery and flywheel zero emission vehicle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In response to the 1990 Clean Air Act, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) developed a compliance plan known as the Low Emission Vehicle Program. An integral part of that program was a sales mandate to the top seven automobile manufacturers requiring the percentage of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) sold in California to be 2% in 1998, 5% in 2001 and 10% by 2003. Currently available ZEV technology will probably not meet customer demand for range and moderate cost. A potential option to meet the CARB mandate is to use two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technologies, namely, zinc-air refuelable batteries (ZARBs) and electromechanical batteries (EMBs, i. e., flywheels) to develop a ZEV with a 384 kilometer (240 mile) urban range. This vehicle uses a 40 kW, 70 kWh ZARB for energy storage combined with a 102 kW, 0.5 kWh EMB for power peaking. These technologies are sufficiently near-term and cost-effective to plausibly be in production by the 1999-2001 time frame for stationary and initial vehicular applications. Unlike many other ZEVs currently being developed by industry, our proposed ZEV has range, acceleration, and size consistent with larger conventional passenger vehicles available today. Our life-cycle cost projections for this technology are lower than for Pb-acid battery ZEVs. We have used our Hybrid Vehicle Evaluation Code (HVEC) to simulate the performance of the vehicle and to size the various components. The use of conservative subsystem performance parameters and the resulting vehicle performance are discussed in detail.

Tokarz, F.; Smith, J.R.; Cooper, J.; Bender, D.; Aceves, S.

1995-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of indirect cost multipliers for vehicle manufacturing  

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In the process of manufacturing and selling vehicles, a manufacturer incurs certain costs. Among these costs are those incurred directly as a part of manufacturing operations and those incurred indirectly in the processes of manufacturing and selling. The indirect costs may be production-related, such as R and D and engineering; business-related, such as corporate staff salaries and pensions; or retail-sales-related, such as dealer support and marketing. These indirect costs are recovered by allocating them to each vehicle. Under a stable, high-volume production process, the allocation of these indirect costs can be approximated as multipliers (or factors) applied to the direct cost of manufacturing. A manufacturer usually allocates indirect costs to finished vehicles according to a corporation-specific pricing strategy. Because the volumes of sales and production vary widely by model within a corporation, the internal corporate percent allocation of various accounting categories (such as profit or corporate overheat) can vary widely among individual models. Approaches also vary across corporations. For these purposes, an average value is constructed, by means of a generic representative method, for vehicle models produced at high volume. To accomplish this, staff at Argonne National Laboratory's (ANL's) Center for Transportation Research analyzed the conventional vehicle cost structure and developed indirect cost multipliers for passenger vehicles. This memorandum summarizes the results of an effort to compare and put on a common basis the cost multipliers used in ANL's electric and hybrid electric vehicle cost estimation procedures with those resulting from two other methodologies. One of the two compared methodologies is derived from a 1996 presentation by Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird of Chrysler Corporation, the other is by Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc. (EEA), as described in a 1995 report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), Congress of the United States. The cost multipliers are used for scaling the component costs to retail prices.

Vyas, A.; Santini, D.; Cuenca, R.

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles  

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

| Diesel Vehicles Electricity | Hybrid & Plug-In Electric Vehicles Ethanol | Flex Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen | Fuel Cell Vehicles Natural Gas | Natural Gas Vehicles Propane |...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Conversions  

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

| Diesel Vehicles Electricity | Hybrid & Plug-In Electric Vehicles Ethanol | Flex Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen | Fuel Cell Vehicles Natural Gas | Natural Gas Vehicles Propane |...

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Vehicle Detection by Sensor Network Nodes  

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frequency. Table 4.2: ? and ? Ground truth (# of vehicles)truth (# of vehicles) Detection result (# of vehicles) Tabletruth ( of vehicles) Detection result ( of vehicles) Table

Ding, Jiagen; Cheung, Sing-Yiu; Tan, Chin-woo; Varaiya, Pravin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle...  

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Full-Size Electric Vehicle Basics to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle Basics on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicles  

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Full-Size Electric Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity:...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #586: August 31, 2009 New Vehicle...  

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6: August 31, 2009 New Vehicle Fuel Economies by Vehicle Type to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 586: August 31, 2009 New Vehicle Fuel Economies by...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics  

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Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Stop-Start Vehicles  

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Stop-Start Vehicles Stop-start Vehicles allow the internal combustion engine to shut-down when the vehicle stops in traffic, and re-start quickly to launch the vehicle. Fuel is...

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Federal Alternative Fuel Program Light Duty Vehicle Operations. Second annual report to Congress for fiscal year 1992  

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This annual report to Congress details the second year of the Federal light duty vehicle operations as required by Section 400AA(b)(1)(B) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act as amended by the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988, Public Law 100-494. In 1992, the Federal alternative fuel vehicle fleet expanded significantly, from the 65 M85 (85 percent methanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline) vehicles acquired in 1991 to an anticipated total of 3,267 light duty vehicles. Operating data are being collected from slightly over 20 percent, or 666, of these vehicles. The 601 additional vehicles that were added to the data collection program in 1992 include 75 compressed natural gas Dodge full-size (8-passenger) vans, 25 E85 (85 percent denatured ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline) Chevrolet Lumina sedans, 250 M85 Dodge Spirit sedans (planned to begin operation in fiscal year 1993), and 251 compressed natural gas Chevrolet C-20 pickup trucks. Figure ES-1 illustrates the locations where the Federal light duty alternative fuel vehicles that are participating in the data collection program are operating. The primary criteria for placement of vehicles will continue to include air quality attainment status and the availability of an alternative fuel infrastructure to support the vehicles. This report details the second year of the Federal light duty vehicle operations, from October 1991 through September 1992.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per  

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5: September 15, 5: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Digg

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Vehicle Technologies Office: News  

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News News Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: News to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... Vehicle Technologies News Blog Newsletters Information for Media Subscribe to News Updates News December 18, 2013 USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as

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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: Partners  

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Partners to someone by Partners to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on AddThis.com... Goals Research & Development Testing and Analysis Workplace Charging Partners Ambassadors Resources Community and Fleet Readiness Workforce Development Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics Partners The interactive map below highlights Workplace Charging Challenge Partners across the country who are installing plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure for their employees. Select a worksite to learn more about

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

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vehicles. In fact, every hybrid vehicle on the market currently uses Nickel-Metal-Hydride high-voltage batteries in its battery system. Lithium ion batteries appear to be the...

331

Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2012 Number of vehicles: 143 Number of vehicle days driven: 6,598 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 73.7 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 170...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2012 Number of vehicles: 145 Number of vehicle days driven: 6,817 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 66.6 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 171...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2011 Number of vehicles: 135 Number of vehicle days driven: 4,746 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 68.6 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 175...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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June 2011 Number of vehicles: 66 Number of vehicle days driven: 845 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 85.0 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 181...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2012 Number of vehicles: 143 Number of vehicle days driven: 5,795 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 67.8 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 180...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2011 Number of vehicles: 110 Number of vehicle days driven: 3,227 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 74.8 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 185...

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2012 Number of vehicles: 144 Number of vehicle days driven: 7,129 All operation Overall gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 72.5 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 166...

338

Social networking in vehicles  

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In-vehicle, location-aware, socially aware telematic systems, known as Flossers, stand to revolutionize vehicles, and how their drivers interact with their physical and social worlds. With Flossers, users can broadcast and ...

Liang, Philip Angus

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing  

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- 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) -...

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Ozone levels in passenger cabins of commercial aircraft on North American  

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Ozone levels in passenger cabins of commercial aircraft on North American Ozone levels in passenger cabins of commercial aircraft on North American and transoceanic routes Title Ozone levels in passenger cabins of commercial aircraft on North American and transoceanic routes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2008 Authors Bhangar, Seema, Shannon Cowlin, Brett C. Singer, Richard G. Sextro, and William W. Nazaroff Journal Environmental Science and Technology Volume 42 Issue 11 Pagination 3938-43 Abstract Ozone levels in airplane cabins, and factors that influence them, were studied on northern hemisphere commercial passenger flights on domestic U.S., transatlantic, and transpacific routes. Real-time data from 76 flights were collected in 2006-2007 with a battery-powered UV photometric monitor. Sample mean ozone level, peak-hour ozone level, and flight-integrated ozone exposures were highly variable across domestic segments (N = 68), with ranges of 100 ppbv) ozone levels on domestic flights were associated with winter-spring storms that are linked to enhanced exchange between the lower stratosphere and the upper troposphere.

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Potential for meeting the EU new passenger car CO? emissions targets  

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In 2009, the European Parliament agreed to limit the CO2 emissions from new passenger cars sold in the European Union to an average of 130g/km by 2015. Further, a probable longer-term CO2 emissions target of 95g/km is ...

Bhatt, Kandarp

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN1  

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Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN rail transportation in the NEC experienced considerable yet highly volatile23 productivity growth 12 For presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board13 14 November 14

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CX-000780: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV-US) Medium Duty Electric Vehicle Demonstration Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 02122010...

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An investigation of the information needs of air passengers traveling to the airport  

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, nearly 200 million person-trips over 100 miles one-way were taken by airplane in 1995, a 186 percent increase since 1977 (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1998). As the popularity of air travel continues to increase, the number of trips to and from the airport will inevitably rise also. Passengers will need accurate information about all modes on a total trip basis. This includes the modes of access to and from the airport in addition to the long distance segment of the trip (Sverdrup & Parcel Consultants, Inc., et al., 1996). The purpose of this study was to determine the specific information needs of departing air travelers with regard to the pre-trip and en-route phases of their trip to the airport. Based on the results of this research, effective plans for providing supplementary information in support of ground-side travel can be developed by local, state, and national agencies. To gain an understanding of air passenger information needs, personal interviews were conducted with 216 passengers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. One major finding from this research was that in general, passengers are content with the existing types of real-time travel information that are available. Specifically, the survey results showed that passengers currently use and would prefer to have access to flight information including, confirmed schedules, flight delays, and gate assignments. It was also found that most passengers would prefer to receive travel information earlier in their trip (i.e., before beginning their trip). This could possibly be so that they have the information earlier in their decision-making process and thus would have adequate time to evaluate their options. Finally, based on the survey results, air passengers indicated they would prefer to use e-mail, pagers, telephones, and the Internet when making future travel information inquiries. In particular, business travelers were found to have a higher affinity toward e-mail and pagers, while younger travelers simply preferred newer technologies to receive travel information. As a result, these population categories are prime targets for marketing of information services. Overall, each of these findings was similar to and backed up the results from previous studies.

Burdette, Debra Arlene

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Flexible Fuel Vehicles  

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

Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are capable of operating on gasoline, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), or a mixture of both. There are almost 8 million flexible fuel vehicles on U.S. roads today, but many FFV owners don't know their vehicle is one.

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Realising low carbon vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MorganMotorCompany #12;Hybrid and electric vehicle design and novel power trains Cranfield has an impressive track record in the design and integration of near-to-market solutions for hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles coupe body the vehicle is powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries, and also features a novel all-electric

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Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high-speed intercity passenger rail in the U.S., the overall goal of this dissertation was to better understand the demand for high-speed intercity passenger rail services in small- or medium-sized intermediate communities and improve planners' ability to estimate such demand through traveler surveys; specifically, the use of different experimental designs for stated preference questions and the use of images to describe hypothetical travel alternatives in traveler surveys. In pursuit of this goal, an Internet-based survey was distributed to residents of Waco and Temple, two communities located along the federally-designated South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor in Central Texas. A total of 1,160 surveys were obtained from residents of the two communities. Mixed logit travel mode choice models developed from the survey data revealed valuable findings that can inform demand estimates and the design of traveler surveys for high-speed intercity passenger rail planning activities. Based on the analysis presented in this dissertation, ridership estimates for new high-speed intercity passenger rail lines that are planned to serve intermediate communities should not assume that residents of these communities have similar characteristics and values. The d-efficient stated preference experimental design was found to provide a mode choice model with a better fit and greater significance on key policy variables than the adaptive design and therefore is recommended for use in future surveys. Finally, it is recommended that surveys should consider the use of images of proposed train services to aid respondent decision-making for stated preference questions, but only if the images used in the survey depict equipment that could be realistically deployed in the corridor.

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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5: February 5, 5: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on AddThis.com... Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles The graphs below show the average vehicle miles of travel (VMT) - daily

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle  

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2: October 3, 2: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on AddThis.com... Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership Household vehicle ownership has changed significantly over the last 40

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Vehicle attributes constraining present electric car applicability in the fleet market  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One strategy for reducing petroleum imports is to use electric cars in place of conventional vehicles. This paper examines obstacles which electric cars are likely to encounter in attempting to penetrate a key segment of the passenger car market, namely, the fleet market. A fleet is here defined as a group of cars operated by a corporation or a government agency. The primary data source is a questionnaire that was distributed to fleet operators by the Bobit Publishing Company in the summer of 1977. Six sectors of the fleet market were sampled: police, state and local government, utilities, taxi, rental, and business. The questionnaire was specifically designed to uncover factors limiting market penetration of unconventional vehicles, although no attempt was made to determine price elasticities. Emphasis is on vehicle attributes that are readily quantifiable and relatively projectable, including seating capacity, range, battery recharging characteristics, availability of power options, and ability to use interstate highways.

Wagner, J R

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

VEHICLE FOR SLAVE ROBOT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reeling device is designed for an electrical cable supplying power to the slave slde of a remote control manipulator mounted on a movable vehicle. As the vehicle carries the slave side about in a closed room, the device reels the cable in and out to maintain a variable length of the cable between the vehicle and a cable inlet in the wall of the room. The device also handles a fixed length of cable between the slave side and the vehicle, in spite of angular movement of the slave side with respect to the vehicle. (AEC)

Goertz, R.C.; Lindberg, J.F.

1962-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

352

Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment  

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Deployment Deployment Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on AddThis.com... Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Clean Cities Educational Activities Deployment Our nation's energy security depends on the efficiency of our transportation system and on which fuels we use. Transportation in the United States already consumes much more oil than we produce here at home

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

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Batteries to someone by Batteries to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Batteries Battery Systems Applied Battery Research Long-Term Exploratory Research Ultracapacitors Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Batteries battery/cell diagram Battery/Cell Diagram Batteries are important to our everyday lives and show up in various

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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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Vehicles Vehicles Vehicles EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Image of three semi truck cabs. The one on the left is yellow, the middle is green, and the far right truck is red. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, including advances in electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and lightweight materials. Since 2008, the Department of

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Correlation of I/M240 and FTP emissions for Alternative Motor Fuels Act test vehicles  

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The National Remewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is managing a series of light duty vehicle chasis dynamometer chasis tests on alternative fuel vehicles for the US Department of Energy (DOE). This testing program is part of a larger demonstration of alternative fuel vehicles that was mandated by the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 (AMFA). In Phase I of the AMFA emissions test program (AMFA I) 18 vehicles were tested by three laboratories. All the vehicles tested were 1991 model year. In Phase II of the program (AMFA II), the number of vehicles was increased to nearly 300, including M85 Dodge Spirits, E85 Chevrolet Luminas, and compressed natural gas Dodge passenger vans. Phase II testing includes a Federal Test Procedure (FTP) test, followed by two of the EPA`s Inspection/Maintenance (I/M240) tests. It is concluded that the I/M240 test is not an appropriate comparison to the FTP. Further the I/M 240 test is not as reliable as the FTP in estimating the `real world` emissions of these relatively low emission vehicles. 7 refs., 10 figs., 8 tabs.

Kelly, K.J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Technologies for Light-duty Vehicles in the United States Abstract  

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This paper is concerned with the present status and future projections for emerging technologies that can be utilized in light-duty vehicles in the next five to ten years to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. The emerging technologies considered are modern clean diesel engines and hybrid-electric powertrains using batteries and/or ultracapacitors for energy storage. Throughout the study, six classes of vehicles –compact passenger cars to large SUVs-were considered. For each vehicle class, computer simulations (Advisor 2002) and cost analyses were performed for conventional ICE and mild and full parallel hybrids using port-fuel injected and lean burn gasoline engines and direct-injection turbo-charged diesel engines to determine the fuel economy and differential costs for the various vehicle designs using the conventional gasoline PFI engine vehicle as the baseline. CO2 emissions (gmCO2/mi) for each driveline and vehicle case were calculated from the fuel economy values. On a percentage or ratio basis, the analyses indicated that the fuel economy gains, CO2 emissions reductions, and cost/price increases due to the use of the advanced engines and hybrid-electric drivelines were essentially independent of vehicle class. This means that a regulation specifying the same fractional

United States; Andrew Burke; Ethan Abeles; Andrew Burke; Ethan Abeles

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero emission passenger vehicles in tyhhe [sic] United States, anticipating future automobile industry trends based on stakeholder interview analysis  

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My personal interest in automobile evolution is the primary motivation for this thesis. My engineering education and a fifteen year career in professional automobile racing were also inspired by personal passion for ...

German, Thomas M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort (Brochure), Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF)  

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Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) offer the opportunity to shift transportation energy demands from petroleum to electricity, but broad adoption will require integration with other systems. While automotive experts work to reduce the cost of PEVs, fossil- fueled cars and trucks continue to burn hundreds of billions of gallons of petroleum each year-not only to get from point A to point B, but also to keep passengers comfortable with air condi- tioning and heat. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), three instal- lations form a research laboratory known as the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF). At the VTIF, engineers are develop-

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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1: January 8, 1: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on AddThis.com... Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips In a day, the average household traveled 32.7 miles in 2001 (the latest

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

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361

Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual  

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FY 2008 DOE Vehicle FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on AddThis.com... Publications

362

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle  

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8: February 16, 8: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on AddThis.com... Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost

363

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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3: January 22, 3: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on AddThis.com... Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership

364

Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles  

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Activities in Vehicles Activities in Vehicles We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or improving performance, power, and comfort. Research and development (R&D); testing and analysis; government and community stakeholder support; and education help people access and use efficient, clean vehicles that meet their transportation needs. Researcher loads a sample mount of battery cathode materials for X-ray diffraction, an analysis tool for obtaining information on the crystallographic structure and composition of materials. Research and Development of New Technologies Develop durable and affordable advanced batteries as well as other forms of energy storage. Improve the efficiency of combustion engines.

365

Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity  

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October 1-2, 2013 2013 Natural Gas Vehicle Conference & Expo November 18-21, 2013 World LNG Fuels Conference & Expo January 21-23, 2014 More Events Contacts | Web Site Policies |...

366

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles What's New 2012 Hyundai Sonata (4932) Battery Report (PDF 574KB) 2010 Ultra-Battery Honda Civic Battery Report (PDF 614KB) 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Baseline...

367

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Electric Vehicle Preparedness  

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state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. INLEXT-13-29359 Electric Vehicle Preparedness Task 1: Assessment of Data and Survey Results for Joint Base...

368

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Electric Vehicle Preparedness  

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state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. INLEXT-13-29360 Electric Vehicle Preparedness Task 1: Assessment of Data and Survey Results for NAS...

369

Commercial viability of hybrid vehicles : best household use and cross national considerations.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Japanese automakers have introduced hybrid passenger cars in Japan and will soon do so in the US. In this paper, we report how we used early computer simulation model results to compare the commercial viability of a hypothetical near-term (next decade) hybrid mid-size passenger car configuration under varying fuel price and driving patterns. The fuel prices and driving patterns evaluated are designed to span likely values for major OECD nations. Two types of models are used. One allows the ''design'' of a hybrid to a specified set of performance requirements and the prediction of fuel economy under a number of possible driving patterns (called driving cycles). Another provides an estimate of the incremental cost of the hybrid in comparison to a comparably performing conventional vehicle. In this paper, the models are applied to predict the NPV cost of conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles vs. parallel hybrid vehicles. The parallel hybrids are assumed to (1) be produced at high volume, (2) use nickel metal hydride battery packs, and (3) have high-strength steel bodies. The conventional vehicle also is assumed to have a high-strength steel body. The simulated vehicles are held constant in many respects, including 0-60 time, engine type, aerodynamic drag coefficient, tire rolling resistance, and frontal area. The hybrids analyzed use the minimum size battery pack and motor to meet specified 0-60 times. A key characteristic affecting commercial viability is noted and quantified: that hybrids achieve the most pronounced fuel economy increase (best use) in slow, average-speed, stop-and-go driving, but when households consistently drive these vehicles under these conditions, they tend to travel fewer miles than average vehicles. We find that hours driven is a more valuable measure than miles. Estimates are developed concerning hours of use of household vehicles versus driving cycle, and the pattern of minimum NPV incremental cost (or benefit) of selecting the hybrid over the conventional vehicle at various fuel prices is illustrated. These results are based on data from various OECD motions on fuel price, annual miles of travel per vehicle, and driving cycles assumed to be applicable in those nations. Scatter in results plotted as a function of average speed, related to details of driving cycles and the vehicles selected for analysis, is discussed.

Santini, D. J.; Vyas, A. D.

1999-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

370

Search for Model Year 2001 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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(Propane) Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

371

Search for Model Year 2004 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Vehicles Bifuel (Propane) Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

372

Search for Model Year 2008 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Class... Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

373

Search for Model Year 2003 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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(Propane) Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

374

Search for Model Year 2002 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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(Propane) Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search by EPA Size Class...

375

Assessment of the potential diversion of air passengers to high-speed rail in the northeast corridor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The high level of intercity passenger travel in the Northeast Corridor is supported by densely populated metropolitan city-centers, the suitable distance between the urban areas, and the extent to which economic and social ...

Clarke, Michael D. D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle  

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9: May 10, 2004 9: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on

377

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle  

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300: December 29, 300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on

378

Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle  

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3 Progress Report 3 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle  

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5: January 11, 5: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on AddThis.com...

380

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle  

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39: October 6, 39: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on AddThis.com... Fact #539: October 6, 2008

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381

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles  

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382

Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle  

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383

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle  

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8: November 23, 8: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on AddThis.com... Fact #598: November 23, 2009

384

Modeling the effect of engine assembly mass on engine friction and vehicle fuel economy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this paper, an analytical model is developed to estimate the impact of reducing engine assembly mass (the term engine assembly refers to the moving components of the engine system, including crankshafts, valve train, pistons, and connecting rods) on engine friction and vehicle fuel economy. The relative changes in frictional mean effective pressure and fuel economy are proportional to the relative change in assembly mass. These changes increase rapidly as engine speed increases. Based on the model, a 25% reduction in engine assembly mass results in a 2% fuel economy improvement for a typical mid-size passenger car over the EPA Urban and Highway Driving Cycles.

An, Feng [University of California, Riverside, CA (United States); Stodolsky, F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is essential. Because 11.5 percent of fuel energy is consumed by engine friction, decreasing this friction through lubricants can lead to substantial improvements in the fuel economy of current vehicles, without needing to wait for the fleet to turn over. In fact, a 1 percent fuel savings in the existing vehicle fleet possible through lubricants could save 97 thousand barrels of oil a day or $3.5 billion a year. Because of these benefits, the Vehicle Technologies Office supports research on lubricants that can improve the efficiency of internal combustion engine vehicles, complementing our work on advanced combustion engine technology.

386

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

387

CMVRTC: Overweight Vehicle  

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overweight vehicle data collection overweight vehicle data collection scale The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requested information regarding overweight and oversized vehicle traffic entering inspection stations (ISs) in order to develop strategies for future research efforts and possibly help guide regulatory issues involving overweight commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). For a period of one month, inspection stations in Knox County and Greene County, Tennessee, recorded overweight and oversized vehicles that entered these ISs. During this period, 435 CMVs were recorded using an electronic form filled out by enforcement personnel at the IS. Of the 435 CMVs recorded, 381 had weight information documented with them. The majority (52.2%) of the vehicles recorded were five-axle combination

388

Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

James Francfort

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Prospects for electric vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the current state-of- the-art of electric vehicles (EVs) with examples of recently developed prototype vehicles - Electric G-Van, Chrysler TEVan, Eaton DSEP and Ford/GE ETX-II. The acceleration, top speed and range of these electric vehicles are delineated to demonstrate their performance capabilities, which are comparable with conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The prospects for the commercialization of the Electric G-van and the TEVan and the improvements expected from the AC drive systems of the DSEP and ETX-II vehicles are discussed. The impacts of progress being made in the development of a fuel cell/battery hybrid bus and advanced EVs on the competitiveness of EVs with ICE vehicles and their potential for reduction of air pollution and utility load management are postulated.

Patil, P.G. (Research and Development, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Div., U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (US))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Hybrid Vehicle Technology - Home  

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* Batteries * Batteries * Modeling * Testing Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Materials Modeling, Simulation & Software Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles PSAT Smart Grid Student Competitions Technology Analysis Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Hybrid Vehicle Technology revolutionize transportation Argonne's Research Argonne researchers are developing and testing various hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and their components to identify the technologies, configurations, and engine control strategies that provide the best combination of high fuel economy and low emissions. Vehicle Validation Argonne also serves as the lead laboratory for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and technology validation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). HIL is a

391

Vehicle Technologies Office: Ultracapacitors  

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converter, which would increase the cost of the vehicle. The use of ultracapacitors for regenerative braking can greatly improve fuel efficiency under stop-and-go urban driving...

392

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM - Energy  

75 vehicle technologies program ed wall, program manager ed.wall@ee.doe.gov (202) 586-8055 venture capital technology showcase aug 21 and 22, 2007

393

Electric Vehicle Public Charging -  

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Electric Vehicle Public Charging - Time vs. Energy March, 2013 A critical factor for successful PEV adoption is the deployment and use of charging infrastructure in non-...

394

Electric Vehicle Fleet  

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A98 0577 Electric Vehicle Fleet Operations in the United States Jim Francfort Presented to: 31st International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation Dusseldorf, Germany...

395

MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... about half of the value added in light vehicles ... Selected Program White Papers. ... This white paper defines a program which supports the development ...

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

396

Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... vehicles from different manufacturers and to ... for Automated Guided Vehicle Safety Standards ... Control of Manufacturing Vehicles Research Towards ...

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

397

Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program...  

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

Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program A fact sheet detailling the advanced technology vehicles...

398

Transportation of coal, grain, and passengers by rail and waterways. Transportation research record  

SciTech Connect

Contents of this paper are: Railroad rate deregulation--effects on corn and soybean shipments; Fuel efficiency in freight transportation; Transportation of coal to seaports via Mid-America inland waterway system; Impacts of proposed transshipment facility on price of delivered coal in New York; Physical and operating characteristics of ferry vessels; Role of waterborne transportation in urban transit; and Waterborne access to Gateway National Recreation Area and other waterfront recreation areas by passenger barge-tugboat combinations.

Miller, J.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

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

. . Trends in Household Vehicle Stock The 1991 RTECS counted more than 150 million vehicles in use by U.S. households. This chapter examines recent trends in the vehicle stock, as measured by the RTECS and other reputable vehicle surveys. It also provides some details on the type and model year of the household vehicle stock, and identifies regional differences in vehicle stock. Because vehicles are continuously being bought and sold, this chapter also reports findings relating to turnover of the vehicle stock in 1991. Finally, it examines the average vehicle stock in 1991 (which takes into account the acquisition and disposal of household vehicles over the course of the year) and identifies variations in the average number of household vehicles based on differences in household characteristics. Number of Household Vehicles Over the past 8 years, the stock of household vehicles has

400

Study of long term options for electric vehicle air conditioning  

SciTech Connect

There are strong incentives in terms of national energy and environmental policy to encourage the commercialization of electrically powered vehicles in the U.S. Among these incentives are reduced petroleum consumption, improved electric generation capacity utilization, reduced IC engine emissions, and, depending on the primary fuel used for electric power generation, reduced emissions of carbon dioxide. A basic requirement for successfully commercializing any motor vehicle in the US is provision of adequate passenger comfort heating and air conditioning (cooling). Although air conditioning is generally sold as optional equipment, in excess of 80% of the automobiles and small trucks sold in the US have air conditioning systems. In current, pre-commercial electric vehicles, comfort heating is provided by a liquid fuel fired heater that heats water which is circulated through the standard heater core in the conventional interior air handling unit. Air conditioning is provided by electric motor driven compressors, installed in a system having, perhaps, an {open_quotes}upsized{close_quotes} condenser and a standard evaporator (front and rear evaporators in some instances) installed in the conventional interior air handler. Although this approach is adequate in the near term for initial commercialization efforts, a number of shortcomings of this arrangement, as well as longer range concerns need to be addressed. In this project, the long term alternatives for cooling and heating electric vehicles effectively, efficiently (with minimum range penalties), and without adverse environmental impacts have been examined. Identification of options that can provide both heating and cooling is important, in view of the disadvantages of carrying separate heating and cooling systems in the vehicle.

Dieckmann, J.; Mallory, D. [Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Optimized control studies of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis addresses the development of a control scheme to maximize automobile fuel economy and battery state-of-charge (SOC) while meeting exhaust emission standards for parallel hybrid electric vehicles, which are an alternative to conventional passenger vehicles. The principle components of the drive train are a small internal combustion engine and an electric motor, both of them applying torque directly to the drive shaft for propelling the vehicle. Each component of the parallel hybrid vehicle is modeled, and throttle angle, motor current and brake torque command chosen as the control inputs. A performance index describing the total fuel and battery charge used, as well as pollutants emitted over the federal drive cycle, is defined. The problem is to find the optimal control inputs, as a function of time, that minimize the performance index under the chosen drive cycle while satisfying lower and upper bounds on the controls as well as the torque command constraint, derived from the drive cycle speed that the vehicle must follow. The problem is formulated so that optimal control theory can be used by defining the Hamiltonian of the system and deriving the Euler-Lagrange equations. Four special cases for the control bounds which are of practical importance are considered. But, because of the complicated analytical derivatives, solving the general analytical problem is not tractable. The alternate approach that is chosen is a numerical optimization method that solves the constrained optimization problem using the Recursive Quadratic Programming Method.'To evaluate various control schemes, a set of selected performance measures are studied: only SOC performance, and balanced fuel and SOC performance. Simulations under the federal drive cycle show that we achieve the design objectives while getting better results than with a simple logic controller. The optimum control results suggest that the throttle should always be kept wide open for the SOC to be maximized. This should be accomplished with Buntin's logic controller and would allow us to keep his easy control implementation while improving his performance.

Bougler, Benedicte Bernadette

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Study of long term options for electric vehicle air conditioning  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There are strong incentives in terms of national energy and environmental policy to encourage the commercialization of electrically powered vehicles in the U.S. Among these incentives are reduced petroleum consumption, improved electric generation capacity utilization, reduced IC engine emissions, and, depending on the primary fuel used for electric power generation, reduced emissions of carbon dioxide. A basic requirement for successfully commercializing any motor vehicle in the US is provision of adequate passenger comfort heating and air conditioning (cooling). Although air conditioning is generally sold as optional equipment, in excess of 80% of the automobiles and small trucks sold in the US have air conditioning systems. In current, pre-commercial electric vehicles, comfort heating is provided by a liquid fuel fired heater that heats water which is circulated through the standard heater core in the conventional interior air handling unit. Air conditioning is provided by electric motor driven compressors, installed in a system having, perhaps, an [open quotes]upsized[close quotes] condenser and a standard evaporator (front and rear evaporators in some instances) installed in the conventional interior air handler. Although this approach is adequate in the near term for initial commercialization efforts, a number of shortcomings of this arrangement, as well as longer range concerns need to be addressed. In this project, the long term alternatives for cooling and heating electric vehicles effectively, efficiently (with minimum range penalties), and without adverse environmental impacts have been examined. Identification of options that can provide both heating and cooling is important, in view of the disadvantages of carrying separate heating and cooling systems in the vehicle.

Dieckmann, J.; Mallory, D. (Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

American Electric Vehicles Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vehicles Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name American Electric Vehicles Inc Place Palmer Lake, Colorado Zip 80133 Sector Vehicles Product American Electric Vehicles (AEV) builds...

404

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Awards | Department of Energy  

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

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Awards Advanced Vehicle Technologies Awards Microsoft Word - VTP 175 Advanced Vehicle Tech project descriptions draft v5 8-2-11 AdvancedVehiclesTechn...

405

Electric-Drive Vehicle Basics (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

Not Available

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1994 - PDF Tables  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Table 1 U.S. Number of Vehicles, Vehicle Miles, Motor Fuel Consumption and Expenditures, 1994 Table 2 U.S. per Household Vehicle Miles Traveled, Vehicle Fuel ...

407

Vehicle Technologies Program Awards | Department of Energy  

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

Vehicle Technologies Program Awards Vehicle Technologies Program Awards vtpnum.zip More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Technologies Awards Table Advanced Vehicle...

408

Vehicle Technologies Program (EERE) | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle Technologies Program (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program (EERE) information about the Vehicle Technologies Program (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program (EERE) More Documents...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per  

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8: April 12, 8: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle...  

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Full-Size Electric Vehicle Fleet and Reliability Test Reports to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Full-Size Electric Vehicle Fleet and Reliability Test...

413

Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Research...  

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414

Vehicle Technologies Office: Draft Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle...  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #322: May 31, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle...  

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2: May 31, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Registrations to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 322: May 31, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Registrations on Facebook Tweet about...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #475: June 25, 2007 Light Vehicle...  

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5: June 25, 2007 Light Vehicle Weight on the Rise to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 475: June 25, 2007 Light Vehicle Weight on the Rise on Facebook...

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VEHICLE AND BATTERY DESCRIPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Details  

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Page 1 VEHICLE AND BATTERY DESCRIPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Details Base Vehicle: 2011 Honda CR-Z VIN: JHMZF1C67BS004466 Electric Machine 1 : 10 kW (peak), permanent magnet...

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VEHICLE AND BATTERY DESCRIPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Details  

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Page 1 VEHICLE AND BATTERY DESCRIPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Details Base Vehicle: 2011 Honda CR-Z VIN: JHMZF1C64BS002982 Electric Machine 1 : 10 kW (peak), permanent magnet...

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Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reid R. HeffnerImage in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reid R. Heffner,6, 2005 Abstract Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have image,

Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Ken; Turrentine, Tom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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6, 2005 Abstract Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have image,Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reid R. HeffnerImage in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reid R. Heffner,

Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Greenhouse gas emission impacts of electric vehicles under varying driving cycles in various countries and US cities  

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Past studies have shown that use of electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, relative to emissions from gasoline-fueled internal-combustion-engine vehicles. However, those studies have not considered all aspects that determine greenhouse gas emissions from both gasoline vehicles (GVs) and EVs. Aspects often overlooked include variations in vehicle trip characteristics, inclusion of all greenhouse gases, and vehicle total fuel cycle. In this paper, the authors estimate greenhouse gas emission reductions for EVs, including these important aspects. They select four US cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) and six countries (Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the US) and analyze greenhouse emission impacts of EVs in each city or country. These selected cities and countries have distinct differences in electric power-plant fuel mixes. They also select six driving cycles developed around the world. They choose one specific driving cycle for a given city or country and estimate the energy consumption of four-passenger compact electric and gasoline cars in the given city or country. Thus, the city- or country-specific vehicle energy consumption estimates reflect effects of both vehicle driving cycles and electric power-plant mixes. Finally, they estimate total fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions of both GVs and EVs by accounting for emissions from primary energy recovery, transportation, and processing; energy product transportation; and power-plant and vehicle operations. They estimate that relative to GVs, EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all selected US cities and countries.

Wang, M.Q.; Marr, W.W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Center for Transportation Research)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-World Emissions from Model Year 1993, 2000, and 2010 Passenger Cars  

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Electric/Solar Vehicles, a report to Congress by the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety

Ross, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre  

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the engine, transmission and aftertreatment systems. Optimising such a system for ultra low fuel consumption emulating hardware in the test cell environment Engine testing becomes a combination of real world and virtual environments Vehicle baseline testing on rolling road Calibration Control Engine Vehicle

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of high fuel economy and low emissions with the power, range, and convenience of conventional diesel and gasoline fueling. HEV technologies also have potential to be combined with alternative fuels and fuel cells to provide additional benefits. Future offerings might also include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle...  

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Hybrid Electric Vehicle and...  

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max speed, braking, & handling DOE - Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing * Fleet and accelerated reliability testing - 6 Honda Insights...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Full Size Electric Vehicles  

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Full Size Electric Vehicles What's New Baseline Performance Testing for 2011 Nissan Leaf Battery Testing for 2011 Nissan Leaf - When New The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity...

428

Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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are substantially higher, particularly for the Toyota Prius.In 2004, Toyota updated the Prius, introducing a larger,vehicles, including the Toyota Prius. Vehicle 2004 Sales (11

Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - 2013 Vehicle Buyer's Guide...  

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options, including hybrids, flex-fuel vehicles, and vehicles that run on natural gas, propane, electricity, or biodiesel. In addition to a comprehensive list of this year's...

430

Vehicle Technologies Office: Battery Systems  

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Battery Systems A hybrid vehicle uses two or more forms of energy to propel the vehicle. Many hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) sold today are referred to as "hybrids" because it...

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VEHICLE DETAILS AND BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS  

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Page 1 of 6 VEHICLE DETAILS AND BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Details Base Vehicle: 2013 Chevrolet Volt VIN: 1G1RA6E40DU103929 Propulsion System: Multi-Mode PHEV (EV, Series,...

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VEHICLE DETAILS AND BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS  

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Page 1 VEHICLE DETAILS AND BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Details Base Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Volt VIN: 1G1RD6E48BU100815 Propulsion System: Multi-Mode PHEV (EV, Series, and...

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Propane Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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Vehicles Propane Vehicles 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...

434

CMVRTC: Overweight Vehicle  

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Heavy and overweight vehicle brake testing for combination five-axle Heavy and overweight vehicle brake testing for combination five-axle tractor-flatbed scale The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, sponsored the Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) program in order to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a

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Vehicle body cover  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a vehicle body covered with a vehicle body cover which comprises: a front cover part, a rear cover part, a pair of side cover parts, and a roof cover part: the front cover part having portions adapted to cover only a hood, an area around a windshield and tops of front fenders of a vehicle body. The portion covering the hood is separated from the portions covering the tops of the fenders by cuts in the front cover part, the front cover part having an un-cut portion corresponding to a position at which the hood is hinged to the car body. The front cover part has a cut-out at a position corresponding to the windshield of the vehicle body and the front cover part has at least one cut-out at a position corresponding to where a rear view mirror is attached to the vehicle body; and the rear cover part having portions adapted to cover an area around a rear window, a trunk lid and a rear end of the vehicle body, the portion covering the trunk lid separated from the rest of the rear cover part by cuts corresponding to three sides of the trunk lid and an un-cut portion corresponding to a position at which the trunk lid is hinged to the vehicle body. The rear cover part has a hole at position corresponding to a trunk lid lock, a cut-out portion at a position corresponding to the rear window of the vehicle body, a cut-out at a position corresponding to a license plate of the vehicle body and cut-outs at positions corresponding to rear taillights of the vehicle body.

Hirose, T.

1987-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics  

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Basics Basics Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles, use electricity as either their primary fuel or to improve efficiency. Commonly Used PEV Terms All-electric vehicle (AEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy comes entirely from its battery. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy can come from either its battery or a liquid fuel like gasoline, diesel, or biofuels. Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) - Any vehicle with plug-in capability. This includes AEVs and PHEVs. Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) - A vehicle that has an electric drive system and battery but does not have plug-in capability; driving energy comes only from liquid fuel.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Battery Systems  

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Battery Systems to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Battery Systems on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Battery Systems on Twitter Bookmark...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Energy Storage  

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Motor Vehicle Parts Compliance Requirements  

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... The OVSC compliance testing program is a strong incentive for manufacturers of motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment to ...

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Propulsion Materials  

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Materials Manufacturers use propulsion (or powertrain) materials in the components that move vehicles of every size and shape. Conventional vehicles use these materials in...

442

Electric vehicles | Open Energy Information  

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Electric vehicles Jump to: navigation, search TODO: add content Electric vehicles first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred...

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Energy Basics: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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a hybrid electric vehicle. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of high fuel economy and low emissions with the power, range, and convenience of conventional diesel...

444

Electric Vehicle Field Operations Program  

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vehicle performance information. The final product is a report describing energy use, miles driven, maintenance requirements, and overall vehicle performance. Fleet Testing....

445

EERE: Vehicle Technologies Office - Webmaster  

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Webmaster Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Vehicle Technologies Office - Webmaster to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Vehicle Technologies Office -...

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Technology Analysis - Heavy Vehicle Technologies  

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the GPRA benefits estimates for EERE's Vehicle Technologies Program's heavy vehicle technology research activities. Argonne researchers develop the benefits analysis using four...

447

Vehicle Technologies Office: National Laboratories  

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448

Vehicle Technologies Office: Workforce Development  

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electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE, also known as electric vehicle chargers). EVSE Residential Charging Installation introductory videos: Clean Cities provides a video...

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

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Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail,Heavy Rail and Air, University of California, Berkeley,of Passenger Transportation: Rail and Air Arpad Horvath,

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 2.8 Motor Vehicle Mileage, Fuel Consumption, and Fuel ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

1 Through 2006, data are for passenger cars (and, through 1989, for motorcycles). Beginning in 2007, data are for passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport ...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors  

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Ambassadors Ambassadors Workplace Charging Challenge Clean Cities Coalitions Clean Cities logo. Clean Cities National: A network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office, brings together public and private stakeholders to deploy plug-in electric vehicles, alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and other petroleum reduction strategies. Clean Cities coordinators are knowledgeable about local incentives and policies for workplace charging as well as other aspects of plug-in electric vehicle community readiness. Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassadors The Workplace Charging Challenge enlists stakeholder organizations as Ambassadors to promote and support workplace charging. The directory below highlights Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassadors across the country.

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VEHICLE ACCESS PORTALS  

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East Jemez Road (Map 1) East Jemez Road (Map 1) VEHICLE ACCESS PORTALS Traffic Lane 1: Closed except for emergencies and maintenance operations. Traffic Lanes 2-7: Drivers required to stop and present LANL badges or other form of valid identification to Protective Force officers. Drivers may proceed upon direction of the officers. Note: Commercial delivery vehicle drivers must also pres- ent their inspection passes from Post 10. More Information: spp-questions@lanl.gov Non-work Hours Vehicles entering LANL at the East Jemez VAPs during non-work hours (between 7

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Blast resistant vehicle seat  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are various seats for vehicles particularly military vehicles that are susceptible to attack by road-bed explosive devices such as land mines or improvised explosive devices. The seats often have rigid seat shells and may include rigid bracing for rigidly securing the seat to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically embodiments include channels and particulate media such as sand disposed in the channels. A gas distribution system is generally employed to pump a gas through the channels and in some embodiments the gas is provided at a pressure sufficient to fluidize the particulate media when an occupant is sitting on the seat.

Ripley, Edward B

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

454

Unmanned submarine vehicle  

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An unmanned self-propelled submarine vehicle is provided with a material exchanger-container having a vertical axis of symmetry aligned with both the vehicle's center of gravity and its center of volume. The exchanger-container has a moveable diaphragm which divides the interior into two compartments, a lower ballast compartment equipped with an unloading apparatus and an upper compartment adapted to receive collected material. Ballast is unloaded during material loading to maintain the weight of the vehicle constant during loading.

Hervieu

1984-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Greenhouse gas emission impacts of electric vehicles under varying driving cycles in various counties and US cities  

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Electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, relative to emissions from gasoline-fueled vehicles. However, those studies have not considered all aspects that determine greenhouse gas emissions from both gasoline vehicles (GVs) and EVs. Aspects often overlooked include variations in vehicle trip characteristics, inclusion of all greenhouse gases, and vehicle total fuel cycle. In this paper, we estimate greenhouse gas emission reductions for EVs, including these important aspects. We select four US cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) and six countries (Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and analyze greenhouse emission impacts of EVs in each city or country. We also select six driving cycles developed around the world (i.e., the US federal urban driving cycle, the Economic Community of Europe cycle 15, the Japanese 10-mode cycle, the Los Angeles 92 cycle, the New York City cycle, and the Sydney cycle). Note that we have not analyzed EVs in high-speed driving (e.g., highway driving), where the results would be less favorable to EVs; here, EVs are regarded as urban vehicles only. We choose one specific driving cycle for a given city or country and estimate the energy consumption of four-passenger compact electric and gasoline cars in the given city or country. Finally, we estimate total fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions of both GVs and EVs by accounting for emissions from primary energy recovery, transportation, and processing; energy product transportation; and powerplant and vehicle operations.

Wang, M.Q.; Marr, W.W.

1994-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Model Year 2013 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Class... Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search...

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Search for Model Year 2012 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Class... Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search...

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Search for Model Year 2011 Vehicles by Fuel or Vehicle Type  

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Class... Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Diesel Vehicles Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel (E85) Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Search by Make Search by Model Search...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per  

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3: September 9, 3: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002

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461

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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DOE Hydrogen DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle  

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0: October 22, 0: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012

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Evaluation of the adequacy of the 2000P test vehicle as a surrogate for light truck subclasses  

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This study evaluated the adequacy of the 2000P test vehicle as a surrogate for light truck subclasses. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 recommended the use of a 3/4-ton (approximately 2000 kg) pickup as the surrogate for all light truck subclasses. This standard test vehicle, the 3/4-ton pick-up truck (designated as the 2000P test vehicle in NCHRP Report 350) replaced the 2040 kg (4500 lb) passenger car which till its replacement in 1993, was the standard test vehicle of that weight class for all formal vehicle crash testing procedures. The study approach consisted of the following main tasks:, 1. Identification and comparison of key vehicle parameters. 2.literature review. 3.Statistical study 4. Simulation study. 5.Synthesize results. 6.Prepare thesis. In the initial part of the study key vehicle parameters were identified and used in a preliminary assessment of the 2000P test vehicle. These parameters were then used as statistical variables in the statistical study undertaken. The HVOSM computer simulation program was then used to evaluate representatives of the larger light truck subclasses and the 2000P test vehicle on impact with selected roadside features. A comparison scheme developed using NCHRP Report 350 was then utilized in the evaluation of simulation results. Results were then synthesized and a thesis prepared on the surrogate sufficiency of the 2000P test vehicle. Drawbacks and limitations experienced during tasks were outlined as well as the contribution and significance of the entire study. A six year ceiling was recommended by the NCHRP Report 350 by Ross et al. (1993) for the purpose of vehicle selection for crash testing purposes. Hence this study focuses on the modern light truck fleet, model years 1990 through present.

Titus-Glover, Cyril James

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand for special-performance vehicles, 1975--2025  

SciTech Connect

In the research for alternatives to the internal combustion engine (ICE), UCLLL developed several concepts for alternative energy storage and propulsion systems for passenger cars and light trucks. These conceptual designs include technologies such as battery electric systems, hydrogen-powered systems, and the quasi-electric-drive hybrid (a battery/flywheel hybrid) with a small ICE for range extension). These alternative technologies, referred to as special-performance vehicles (SPVs), may be inferior to the ICE either in acceleration or range (or both). Capital and operating costs for the vehicles span a wide range. UCLLL determined from an engineering standpoint the difference between the cost and performance of the SPVs and ICEs. However, they required a long-range forecast of the marketability of SPVs, i.e., the number and type of each of the alternative technologies that would be sold in a given year, and the annual vehicle miles that each type would travel (VMT). UCLLL needed to know how these estimates of market penetration would respond to alternative assumptions regarding fuel prices, capital and operating cost, total auto ownership forecasts, and demographic characteristics of the American people. Cambridge Systematics (CS) prepared long-range forecasts of the VMT operated by each SP vehicle type in each of four years: 1975, 1985, 2000, and 2025. CS also made market forecasts of SPV use in light-truck applications (under 10,000 lbs.) and made regional ton-mile forecasts for heavy trucks for use in UCLLL energy consumption and flow models. UCLLL provided national aggregate forecasts of variables such as population, auto ownership, per capita income, VMT, TM, and other variables needed in the study.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Benchmarking  

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Benchmarking Benchmarking Research funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office produces a great deal of valuable data, but it is important to compare those research results with similar work done elsewhere in the world. Through laboratory testing, researchers can compare vehicles and components to validate models, support technical target-setting, and provide data to help guide technology development tasks. Benchmarking activities fall into two primary areas: Vehicle and component testing, in which researchers test and analyze emerging technologies obtained from sources throughout the world. The results are used to continually assess program efforts. Model validation, in which researchers use test data to validate the accuracy of vehicle and component computer models including: overall measures such as fuel economy, state-of-charge energy storage across the driving cycle, and transient component behavior, such as fuel rate and torque.

467

Vehicle Technologies Office: Publications  

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in light-duty vehicles (including passe Details Bookmark & Share View Related Clean Cities Now Vol. 17, No. 2 The Fall 2013 issue of the biannual newsletter for the U.S....

468

vehicle | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

469

Materials - Vehicle Recycling  

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end-of-life vehicles are shredded, along with other metal bearing items such as home appliances, process equipment and demolition debris, and their metals content is recovered for...

470

Vehicle Cost Calculator  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Electric Plug-in Hybrid Electric Natural Gas (CNG) Flex Fuel (E85) Biodiesel (B20) Next Vehicle Cost Calculator U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...

471

How Vehicles Are Tested  

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simulates cycling. The energy required to move the rollers can be adjusted to account for wind resistance and the vehicle's weight. Photo: Driver running car through test cycle on...

472

Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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355,058 Average Ambient Temperature (deg F) 46.0 Electric Vehicle mode operation (EV) Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) No Fuel Used AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 416...

473

Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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2,405,406 Average Ambient Temperature (deg F) 61.4 Electric Vehicle mode operation (EV) Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) No Fuel Used AC electrical energy consumption (AC Whmi) 355...

474

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure  

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Infrastructure JOHN DAVIS: Nearly everyone who owns a plug-in electric vehicle has some capacity to replenish the battery at home, either with a dedicated 220-volt charger, or by...

475

Energy Basics: Electric Vehicles  

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

Photo of an electric bus driving up a hill. Electricity can be used as a transportation fuel to power battery electric vehicles (EVs). EVs store electricity in an energy storage...

476

Natural Gas Vehicles  

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

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are either fueled exclusively with compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas (dedicated NGVs) or are capable of natural gas and gasoline fueling (bi-fuel NGVs).

477

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption  

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.

Mark Schipper

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

478

Light Duty Vehicle Pathways  

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in 2030 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Million BarrelsDay IMPORTS DOMESTIC OIL SUPPLY OIL DEMAND ELECTRICITY RES. & COM. INDUSTRY MISC. TRANSPORT AIR TRUCKS LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES ETHANOL...

479

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

local gasoline taxes ($/gal) This is equal to total motorgasoline tax in cents/mi) Vehicle efficiency parameters: input data 0.89 0.89 Once-through efficiency of electric motor,

Delucchi, Mark

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Vehicle Fuel Economy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly maintain a fuel economy website (www.fueleconomy.gov), which helps fulfill their responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate fuel economy information [in miles per gallon (mpg)] to consumers. The site provides information on EPA fuel economy ratings for passenger cars and light trucks from 1985 to the present and other relevant information related to energy use such as alternative fuels and driving and vehicle maintenance tips. In recent years, fluctuations in the price of crude oil and corresponding fluctuations in the price of gasoline and diesel fuels have renewed interest in vehicle fuel economy in the United States. (User sessions on the fuel economy website exceeded 20 million in 2008 compared to less than 5 million in 2004 and less than 1 million in 2001.) As a result of this renewed interest and the age of some of the references cited in the tips section of the website, DOE authorized the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) to initiate studies to validate and improve these tips. This report documents a study aimed specifically at the effect of engine air filter condition on fuel economy. The goal of this study was to explore the effects of a clogged air filter on the fuel economy of vehicles operating over prescribed test cycles. Three newer vehicles (a 2007 Buick Lucerne, a 2006 Dodge Charger, and a 2003 Toyota Camry) and an older carbureted vehicle were tested. Results show that clogging the air filter has no significant effect on the fuel economy of the newer vehicles (all fuel injected with closed-loop control and one equipped with MDS). The engine control systems were able to maintain the desired AFR regardless of intake restrictions, and therefore fuel consumption was not increased. The carbureted engine did show a decrease in fuel economy with increasing restriction. However, the level of restriction required to cause a substantial (10-15%) decrease in fuel economy (such as that cited in the literature) was so severe that the vehicle was almost undrivable. Acceleration performance on all vehicles was improved with a clean air filter. Once it was determined how severe the restriction had to be to affect the carbureted vehicle fuel economy, the 2007 Buick Lucerne was retested in a similar manner. We were not able to achieve the level of restriction that was achieved with the 1972 Pontiac with the Lucerne. The Lucerne's air filter box would not hold the filter in place under such severe conditions. (It is believed that this testing exceeded the design limits of the air box.) Tests were conducted at a lower restriction level (although still considerably more severe than the initial clogged filter testing), allowing the air filter to stay seated in the air box, and no significant change was observed in the Lucerne's fuel economy or the AFR over the HFET cycle. Closed-loop control in modern fuel injected vehicle applications is sophisticated enough to keep a clogged air filter from affecting the vehicle fuel economy. However for older, open-loop, carbureted vehicles, a clogged air filter can affect the fuel economy. For the vehicle tested, the fuel economy with a new air filter improved as much as 14% over that with a severely clogged filter (in which the filter was so clogged that drivability was impacted). Under a more typical state of clog, the improvement with a new filter ranged from 2 to 6%.

Norman, Kevin M [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

482

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

483

Vehicle Management Driver Safety Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the city of La Rochelle [1], using fully automated electric and communicating road vehicles, better known campus was implemented using fully automated electric and communicating vehicles. The vehicles behavior. Safety Autonomous vehicles may need to stop in a progressive way in the case of obstacles in the way

Machel, Hans

484

Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment  

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Deployment Deployment Our nation's energy security depends on the efficiency of our transportation system and on which fuels we use. Transportation in the United States already consumes much more oil than we produce here at home and the situation is getting worse. Domestic oil production has been dropping steadily for over 20 years, and experts predict that by 2025, about 70% of our oil will be imported. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Vehicle Technologies Office supports research and development (R&D) that will lead to new technologies that reduce our nation's dependence on imported oil, further decrease vehicle emissions, and serve as a bridge from today's conventional powertrains and fuels to tomorrow's hydrogen-powered hybrid fuel cell vehicles. The Vehicle Technologies Office also supports implementation programs that help to transition alternative fuels and vehicles into the marketplace, as well as collegiate educational activities to help encourage engineering and science students to pursue careers in the transportation sector. Following are some of the activities that complement the Vehicle Technologies Office's mission.

485

NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

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

under Clean Cities FOA-DE-PS26-09NT01236, AOI4. Activities include purchase of 2 CNG vehicles, single axle medium duty trucks. 05 24 2011 Kay L. Kelly Digitally signed by...

486

NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

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

division, emailjohn.ganz@netl.doe.gov, cUS Date: 2011.09.22 15:28:43 -04'00' 16 CNG vehicles in Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE purchase of 1 dump truck, 6 medium duty trucks,...

487

Simulated comparisons of emissions and fuel efficiency of diesel and gasoline hybrid electric vehicles  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents details and results of hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric passenger vehicle (HEV and PHEV) simulations that account for the interaction of thermal transients from drive cycle demands and engine start/stop events with aftertreatment devices and their associated fuel penalties. The simulations were conducted using the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) software developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) combined with aftertreatment component models developed at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). A three-way catalyst model is used in simulations of gasoline powered vehicles while a lean NOx trap model in used to simulated NOx reduction in diesel powered vehicles. Both cases also use a previously reported methodology for simulating the temperature and species transients associated with the intermittent engine operation and typical drive cycle transients which are a significant departure from the usual experimental steady-state engine-map based approach adopted often in vehicle system simulations. Comparative simulations indicate a higher efficiency for diesel powered vehicles but the advantage is lowered by about a third (for both HEVs and PHEVs) when the fuel penalty associated with operating a lean NOx trap is included and may be reduced even more when fuel penalty associated with a particulate filter is included in diesel vehicle simulations. Through these preliminary studies, it is clearly demonstrated how accurate engine and exhaust systems models that can account for highly intermittent and transient engine operation in hybrid vehicles can be used to account for impact of emissions in comparative vehicle systems studies. Future plans with models for other devices such as particulate filters, diesel oxidation and selective reduction catalysts are also discussed.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL; Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines  

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Electrical Machines to Electrical Machines to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Power Electronics Electrical Machines Thermal Control & System Integration Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Electrical Machines Emphasis in the electrical machines activity is on advanced motor

489

Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics  

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Power Electronics to Power Electronics to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Power Electronics Electrical Machines Thermal Control & System Integration Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Power Electronics The power electronics activity focuses on research and development (R&D)

490

Alternative Fuel Vehicles: The Case of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles in California Households  

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VEHICLES: THE CASE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLESyou first learn about compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles?VEHICLES: THE CASE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLES

Abbanat, Brian A.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Technology and market assessment of gas-fueled vehicles in New York State. Volume III. Institutional barriers and market assessment. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Volume III deals primarily with the institutional barriers and market forces affecting the potential conversion of vehicles in New York State (NYS) to gaseous fuels. The results of a market research survey are presented along wth the current supply conditions for fuels in NYS. The indigenous resources of gaseous fuels in NYS are identified and quantified. The potential number of vehicles in NYS that are favorable candidates for conversion are estimated, and the effect of these potential gaseous-fueled vehicles on NYS gaseous fuels supplies is presented. The market research survey found that fleet managers appear to be more aware of the specifics of LPG vehicles relative to CNG vehicles. In those fleets with some LPG or CNG vehicles, a tentativeness to further conversion was detected. Many fleet managers are deferring conversion plans due to uncertain conversion costs and future fuel prices. The need for fleet manager education about gaseous fuel vehicle (GFV) operation and economics was identified. NYS currently has an excess supply of natural gas and could support a significant GFV population. However, the pipeline system serving NYS may not be able to serve a growing GFV population without curtailment in the future if natural gas demands in other sectors increase. LPG supply in NYS is dependent primarily on how much LPG can be imported into NYS. A widespread distribution system (pipeline and truck transport) exists in NYS and could likely support a signficant LPG vehicle population. It is estimated that about 35% of the passenger cars and 43% of the trucks in NYS are potential candidates for conversion to CNG. For LPG, about 36% and 46% of passenger cars and trucks are potential candidates. Applying a gross economic screen results in an estimated potential liquid fuel displacement of 1.3 billion gallons in 1990. 20 figs., 63 tabs.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

MODEL YEAR 2000 FUEL ECONOMY LEADERS IN POPULAR VEHICLE CLASSES  

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COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS VEHICLES ... 5 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (PROPANE) VEHICLES ...... 5 DIESEL VEHICLES ......

493

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

494

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.

495

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive  

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3 Archive to someone 3 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on AddThis.com... 2013 Archive #810 Leasing on the Rise December 30, 2013 #809 What Do We Pay for in a Gallon of Gasoline? December 23, 2013 #808 Declining Use of Six- and Eight-Cylinder Engines December 16, 2013 #807 Light Vehicle Weights Leveling Off December 9, 2013 #806 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 December 2, 2013 #805 Vehicle Technology Penetration November 25, 2013