ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS AND PASSENGERS IN SWEDEN

ENERGIEFFEKTIVITETEN FOER PERSON- OCH GODSTRANSPORTER I SVERIGE

The study compared the energy efficiency of the most used transport means in Sweden. The basic material has been obtained from a great number of companies and organizations. The study was done against the background of the present political debate on energy which inevitably influences its aim. First the report discusses a number of American studies in this field in order to give a general view of existing results and methods. Following is a description on considerations regarding the methods and calculations the study is based on. As far as possible all important factors concerning energy consumption have been considered, and the comparison is based on as equivalent presumptions as possible. The transportation analysis has been done according to how the energy contribution in Sweden is divided between energy for propelling, energy for production and maintenance of movable material, and energy for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Calculations refer to the middle of the 1970's and include conversion losses in order to obtain the results as quantities of the original energy which is expressed as energy content in crude oil imported to Sweden. The transport means studied are: the private car, buses, the commuter train, underground railway, the aeroplane, lorries, trains, coastal shipping freight. The results are only applicable in context. Detailed appendices on energy consumption accompany the report in a separate publication. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportforskningsdelegationen

    Sveavagen 166, 14tr
    S-113 46 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TFD 1979: 1,2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1981 12:00AM