Techno-Economic Analysis of Implementing Hybrid Electric Utility Vehicles in Municipal Fleets

This project will analyze utility vehicle data and build computer vehicle simulations of utility trucks with three powertrain types: conventional, charge sustaining hybrid, and charge depleting hybrid (plug-in). The research objectives of the project will be to: 1) determine what routes and duty cycles result in high fuel consumption, 2) determine which powertrain results in lower fuel consumption on chosen routes through vehicle simulation, and 3) determine the most cost effective powertrain choice for a given vehicle duty cycle through techno-economic (TE) analysis. The TE analysis will be conducted to provide a quantitative and qualitative understanding of the impact of the hybrid technology has on lowering fuel costs and reducing environmental impacts in the Washington and Dakota County fleets.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100,767.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      1003325 WO#72

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Local Road Research Board

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
    • Managing Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Minnesota

      Department of Mechanical Engineering
      111 Church Street SE
      Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
    • Principal Investigators:

      Northrop, William

    • Start Date: 20180622
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01669369
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#72
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 10 2018 3:00PM