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Title: On the Road to Transportation Efficiency

Reducing emissions and oil consumption are crucial worldwide goals. Reducing transportation emissions, in particular, is key to reducing overall emissions. Electric vehicles driving on electrified roadways could be a significant part of the solution. E-roadways offer a variety of benefits: reduce petroleum consumption (electricity is used instead of gasoline), decrease vehicular operating costs (from about 12 cents per mile to 4 cents per mile), and extend the operational range of electric vehicles. Plus, e-roadway power can come from renewable sources.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1192900
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY; EFFICIENCY; TRANSPORTATION; EMISSIONS; FUEL ECONOMY; E ROADWAYS; PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION; CARBON FOOTPRINT