Title

The Sustainability of New Technologies in Vehicular Transportation

Abstract

This paper compares the sustainability of three new technologies in vehicular transportation which consist of (1) innovations in the fuel the vehicles use and (2) innovations in the vehicle design itself. An array of vehicle platforms, which consist of different vehicle designs and fuels types, are modeled and a life cycle analysis (LCA) is performed to find the total energy consumption and emissions of each model. As high energy consumption and pollution become growing concerns, this paper aims to provide a better understanding of where new advancements in vehicular technology should be focused.

Meeting Name

2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) (2011: Sept. 6-9, Chicago, IL)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

High Energy Consumption; Life Cycle Analysis; Total Energy Consumption; Vehicle Design; Vehicle Platforms; Vehicular Technologies; Vehicular Transportations; Energy Utilization; Propulsion; Sustainable Development; Vehicles; Innovation

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781612842486

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1938-8756

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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