Off-Highway and Public-Use Gasoline Consumption Estimation Models Used in the Federal Highway Administration: Final Report for the 2014 Model Revisions and Recalibrations

This research study was conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to revise and update the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) models used in estimating off-highway gasoline consumption. The previous FHWA off-highway motor fuel consumption estimation models contained outdated assumptions and data (mainly from the 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey), as well as relied on obsolete regression equations in several of its modules. FHWA determined that there is an urgent need for recalibration and reformulation of these models. The models were recalibrated to utilize more updated data, or reformulated in the cases where the data source used is no longer available, or where new data source becomes available. Models were recalibrated or reformulated for the following sectors: Agriculture, Aviation, Industrial and commercial, Construction, Recreational boating, Off-road recreational vehicles, Lawn and garden equipment, State, County, and Municipal governments use for on-highway, and Federal civilian agencies on-highway use.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 127p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-17-012, ORNL/TM-2015/282
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-13-X-30036
  • Created Date: May 16 2017 9:30AM