Routing of Battery Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks for Drayage Operations

If California’s emissions targets are to be met, zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and near-zero emission vehicles (NZEVs) must be adequate substitutes for the conventional diesel truck, and realistic models that measure performance of ZEVs against diesel trucks are needed to inform policymakers of the required incentives for wide scale adoption of ZEVS. In this study, the researchers will use optimization and simulation modeling to explore the impacts of using battery electric heavy-duty trucks (BEHDTs) in freight operations (e.g., fleet size) and emissions, taking into account differences in performance and refueling. Specifically, they will focus on heavy duty trucks (HDTs) used in short-haul drayage services, one of the most promising market segments for early adoption. Drayage service is defined as short haul pick-up and delivery of goods to and from ports, warehouse and distribution centers, and intermodal facilities. The researchers will study scenarios with different mixture of diesel and battery electric heavy-duty trucks, and for each scenario will compute the minimum fleet size to meet the demand and the resulting emissions (e.g., PM₂.₅, NOX, and CO₂). This work will build on an earlier study funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100771
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 5A0686 Task Order 069

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dessouky, Maged

  • Start Date: 20211001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01784158
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 5A0686 Task Order 069
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2021 3:01PM