Energy and Emission Benefits Evaluation of Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Electric Connected Drayage Trucks

Ports are a major transportation hub for goods movement that drives several economic sectors, but also a major source of harmful pollutant emissions from diesel engines and equipment used in goods movement activities including drayage trucking. Since drayage trucks generally have limited daily mileage, return to a home base every night, and spend a large amount of time creeping and idling, they are well suited for electrification. And because drayage trucks spend a significant portion of their operation time on surface streets with a lot of traffic signals, they are also well positioned to take advantage of connected vehicle technologies that allow them to communicate with other vehicles and traffic infrastructure. As drayage truck fleets are expected to be increasingly electrified and connected in the future, it is important to understand how each of these technological advances and their convergence would impact energy consumption and emissions from drayage truck operations at and around seaports. This project will evaluate the energy and emission benefits of battery electric trucks and plug-in hybrid electric trucks (BETs/PHETs) over conventional diesel trucks and develop a connected vehicle (CV) application for these trucks. Then, the energy and emission benefits of deploying BETs/PHETs and CV Technologies at ports under a variety of technology penetration scenarios will be estimated. The results and findings from this project can be used to inform the planning and policy development related to goods movement at and around ports.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200,000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Marcia

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Riverside

    1084 Columbia Ave.
    Riverside, CA  United States  92507
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hao, Peng

    Boriboonsomsin, Kanok

  • Start Date: 20170501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: UCR-05

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637694
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2017 2:07PM