Tagged with Transportation

Towards E-Mobility: The Challenges Ahead

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, European Bureau http://www.fiabrussels.com/download/emobility/emobility_full_text_fia.pdf [From Press Release] Consumers will not automatically make the switch to electric vehicles if running costs are high, a recharging station network is not in place, or if new technologies are not user-friendly, according to a new policy paper by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) European Bureau…. … Continue reading

How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data

National Academies, Transportation Research Board http://download.nap.edu/cart/deliver.cgi?record_id=13125 (free PDF with registration) [Description] TRB Special Report 304: How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data assesses the current state of travel data at the federal, state, and local levels and defines an achievable and sustainable travel data system that could support public and private transportation … Continue reading

Potential Impact of Gasoline Price Increases on U.S. Public Transportation Ridership, 2011 -2012

American Public Transportation Association http://tinyurl.com/6x73tp6 [From Executive Summary] Experience over the past decade, backed by several notable research studies, shows that price increases in gasoline cause related increases in public transportation ridership. Based on that information, this report provides a model that projects future increases in public transit ridership that will accompany rising gasoline prices. … Continue reading

FedEx Express Gasoline Hybrid Electric Delivery Truck Evaluation: 12-Month Report

National Renewable Energy Laboratory / by R. Barnitt http://www.nrel.gov/vehiclesandfuels/fleettest/pdfs/48896.pdf [From Executive Summary] This final report presents results of a technology evaluation of gasoline hybrid electric parcel delivery trucks operated by FedEx Express in and around Los Angeles, California…[and] presents the results of parcel delivery drive cycle data collection and analysis activities, 12-month in-use fuel economy … Continue reading

Vehicle Electrification Policy Study

International Council on Clean Transportation / Chuck Shulock, Ed Pike, Alan Lloyd, and Robert Rose http://www.theicct.org/pubs/ICCT_VEPstudy_March2011.pdf [From Report Page] Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no simple venture to manage at any time. To help chart … Continue reading

Saving Oil and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through U.S. Federal Transportation Policy

Pew Center for Global Climate Change / by Cynthia J. Burbank and Nick Nigro http://tinyurl.com/476cb2q [Executive Summary] The United States consumes over 10 million barrels of oil per day moving people and goods on roads and rail throughout the country. Surface transportation generates over 23 percent of U.S. anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Transportation is … Continue reading

One Million Electric Vehicles By 2015: February 2011 Status Report

US Department of Energy http://www.energy.gov/news/documents/1_Million_Electric_Vehicle_Report_Final.pdf [Executive Summary] President Obama’s goal of putting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 represents a key milestone toward dramatically reducing dependence on oil and ensuring that America leads in the growing electric vehicle manufacturing industry. Although the goal is ambitious, key steps already taken and further steps … Continue reading

Future Transport Fuels

European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels, European Union http://tinyurl.com/46v87rl [From publication website] Decarbonising transport is a core theme of the EU 2020 strategy and of the common transport policy. The long-term perspective for transport in Europe has been laid out in the Commission Communication on the Future of Transport of  2009. The long-term objective … Continue reading