The paper discusses several new-vehicle technologies currently being researched and developed. Under study are both passenger and freight vehicles that are expected to contribute toward an overall goal of reducing future-transportation energy consumption. Most of the vehicles discussed have had US government support for research and development. The likely markets and penetration levels of each technology described in the conference papers are projected for the 1990 to 2000 period. Three of the papers treat vehicle hardware programs: Stirling engines, gas turbine bus engines, and diesel bottoming cycles; the fourth describes an urban passenger-transport system modification aimed at improving access to transit stations by using battery-energized vehicles. All four programs are applicable to developed nations' transportation systems although the authors bring a perspective based on US and Canadian experience. This overview paper concludes with a presentation of energy savings that might be realized if these technologies are commercialized within the next decade.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International conference on energy use management, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 22 Oct 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Knorr, R E
    • LaBelle, S J
    • Millar, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM