Greenhouse Gas Emission and Energy Reduction Measures

This project will develop a tool comparing incremental cost for incremental reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly for evaluating electric-propulsion vehicle systems. It will generate detailed inventories of GHG emissions for various vehicle types and catalog fuel-energy consumption reductions for various vehicle operational strategies (idling reduction, eco-driving, reduced deadheading, etc.), maintenance activities (tire inflation, rebuild schedules, etc.), and vehicle technologies (auxiliary power units, regenerative braking, gear-shifting algorithms, etc.). This project will propose a methodology for use by transit agencies in comparing GHG emission reductions from various propulsion system technologies available for bus fleet vehicle replacement purchases and rehabilitation, as well as from operational strategies and maintenance activities. Effective GHG-reduction measures can be expected to reduce energy costs. The primary research product will be a user-friendly tool for estimating comparative GHG reductions of various bus propulsion technologies.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Pindiprolu, Venkat

    • Performing Organizations:

      Department of Energy

      Oak Ridge National Laboratories
      P.O. Box 2001, MS M-61
      Oakridge, TN  USA  37831-6472
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lin, Zhenhong

    • Start Date: 20110900
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120900
    • Source Data: RiP Project 30023

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465723
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: TN-26-7060
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:04PM