Title: Evaluating advanced automotive energy technologies: a multivariate mobility contribution metric
Authors: Joseph Burns, Thomas Cors, Brian Knight, Brian Thelen
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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.
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2004 Vol.2 No.3, pp.262 - 271
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