Title: Evaluating advanced automotive energy technologies: a multivariate mobility contribution metric

Authors: Joseph Burns, Thomas Cors, Brian Knight, Brian Thelen

Addresses: Altarum, 3520 Green Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. ' Altarum, 3520 Green Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. ' Altarum, 3520 Green Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. ' Altarum, 3520 Green Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

Abstract: Mobility technology is beginning to shift from gasoline-fuelled, internal combustion engines to a variety of alternate fuels and powertrains, including hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The benefits and/or limitations of many of these technologies are not well characterised by a simple fuel economy metric: mobility is a complex system requiring a multivariate systems measure, especially incorporating ||well-to-wheel|| energy use. This paper provides such a multivariate metric that is intended as a decision support tool for policy makers, as well as a method for finding a consensus set of indicators with stakeholder groups.

Keywords: fuel cells; sustainable mobility; multivariate metric; decision support; alternative fuels; fuel economy; automotive energy technology; automobile industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2004.005158

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2004 Vol.2 No.3, pp.262 - 271

Available online: 07 Sep 2004 *

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