Accession Number : ADA184028

Title :   Models for Conducting Economic Analysis of Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Grenier,Danny R

PDF Url : ADA184028

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The present status of alternative fuel vehicles, specifically electric-powered and compressed natural gas-powered vehicles is summarized. Specific advantages and disadvantages of each vehicle type, in comparison to the gasoline-powered vehicle, are reviewed. A life cycle cost model is formulated for each vehicle type. An integer linear program is derived and explained as a means of determining the optimal mix of vehicles for a command's transportation fleet. The models are tested by running several test cases using data from the Naval Postgraduate School transportation office. Keywords: Thesis; Computations; State of the art.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *VEHICLES, AUTOMOTIVE FUELS, ELECTRIC POWER, NATURAL GAS, THESES, STATE OF THE ART, COMPUTATIONS, COST MODELS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, NUMBERS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE