WIT Press


Environmental Performance And External Costs When Using Different Fuels To Operate Taxis In City Traffic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000391

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,006 kb

Author(s)

M. Blinge

Abstract

Environmental performance and external costs when using different fuels to operate taxis in city traffic M. Blinge Department of Transportation and Logistics Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Abstract Energy Logistic Modelling - ELM - is a tool for assessing the environmental impact of fuel supply systems for vehicle fleets. ELM is developed by applying a logistics approach to fuel supply systems and is heavily influenced by LCA practices. This paper investigates the feasibility to extend the ELM - methodology to include the possibility of assessing the environmental impact that a fuel supply system has on a local as well as on regional and global level. A case study is performed in which energy use and airborne emissions are compared for the different fuels used in taxis (Volvo S70) in the Goteborg City area, i.e. petrol, diesel oil, natural gas and btogas. The fuel supply chains are charted and analysed from source to end use in taxis. The result is al

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