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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels, author

Title Transitions to alternative vehicles and fuels / Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013]


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Description xvi, 170 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents Alternative vehicle technologies : status, potential, and barriers -- Alternative fuels -- Consumer attitudes and barriers -- Modeling the transition to alternative vehicles and fuels -- Policies for reducing GHG emissions from and petroleum use by light-duty vehicles -- Policy options
Summary "For a century, almost all light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have been powered by internal combustion engines operating on petroleum fuels. Energy security concerns about petroleum imports and the effect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global climate are driving interest in alternatives. Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels assesses the potential for reducing petroleum consumption and GHG emissions by 80 percent across the U.S. LDV fleet by 2050, relative to 2005. This report examines the current capability and estimated future performance and costs for each vehicle type and non-petroleum-based fuel technology as options that could significantly contribute to these goals. By analyzing scenarios that combine various fuel and vehicle pathways, the report also identifies barriers to implementation of these technologies and suggests policies to achieve the desired reductions. Several scenarios are promising, but strong, and effective policies such as research and development, subsidies, energy taxes, or regulations will be necessary to overcome barriers, such as cost and consumer choice."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Online resource; title from title page (viewed September 26, 2013)
Subject Alternative fuel vehicles.
Compressed natural gas.
Electric automobiles -- United States.
Electric vehicles -- United States.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- United States.
Hybrid electric cars -- United States.
Hybrid electric vehicles -- United States.
Spark ignition engines -- Alternative fuels.
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, author
LC no. 2013932897
ISBN 0309268524 (paperback)
9780309268523 (paperback)