This report offers information on the energy consumed by various means of tramsport currently used for transporting people and goods. It briefly considers the energy consumption of some new and future transport systems. As regards passenger transport, a distinction is made between urban and inter-city transport. Where passenger transport in urban areas is concerned, a comparison is made between walking, using a bicycle, moped, car or bus and travel by rail. Where goods transport is concerned, no distinction is made between urban and inter-city transport. The comparison here referes to carriage by waterway, pipeline, rail, road, and air. With regard to road transport, consideration will be given to the effect of weight, speed and load factor. Little information is as yet available on the energy consumption of new means of transport. As regards new means of urban transport, the forecasts of energy consumption are relatively optimistic, especially if they are compared with the energy consumption of current urban systems. A comparative table shows the various characteristics of current and future energy sources. The calorific value of the various fuels and the specific density and total efficiency as a function of the type of motor are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Vehicles TNO

    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Tuininga, E J
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM