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Title: United Parcel Service Evaluates Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans (Fact Sheet)

Abstract

This fact sheet describes how the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Fleet Test and Evaluation team evaluated the 12-month, in-service performance of six Class 4 hybrid electric delivery vans - fueled by regular diesel - and six comparable conventional diesel vans operated by the United Parcel Service.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
973698
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102010-2982
TRN: US201007%%284
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; EVALUATION; PERFORMANCE; VANS; HYBRID ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; DIESEL FUELS; CLEAN CITIES; UNITED PARCEL SERVICE; UPS; ADVANCED VEHICLE TESTING ACTIVITY; AVTA; NREL FLEET TEST AND EVALUATION TEAM; HYBRID ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS; CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER; Transportation

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Not Available. United Parcel Service Evaluates Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans (Fact Sheet). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/973698.
Not Available. United Parcel Service Evaluates Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans (Fact Sheet). United States. doi:10.2172/973698.
Not Available. Mon . "United Parcel Service Evaluates Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans (Fact Sheet)". United States. doi:10.2172/973698. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/973698.
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year = {Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2010},
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