A preliminary assessment of the impacts resulting from incorporation of flywheel energy storage systems into automotive fleets in a large metropolitan city is described. Specifically, the case of taxicab fleet operation within New York City is examined. Based upon available taxicab operational data, a levelized life-cycle cost comparison between a standard internal combustion engine vehicle in present use as a taxicab and a projected hybrid flywheel-internal combustion engine vehicle (taxicab) has been generated. Energy conservation and environmental benefits are discussed and potential institutional barriers to rapid deployment of flywheel energy storage systems are identified. The results obtained from this study generally emphasize the value of incorporating flywheel energy storage systems into future vehicles designed for taxicab use. (ERA citation 06:028932)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Mechanical, magnetic, and underground energy storage 1981 annual contractors' review meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 24 Aug 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

    P.O. Box 1663
    Los Alamos, NM  United States  87545

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Krupka, M C
    • Jackson, S V
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LA-UR-81-2177, CONF-810833-2
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM