A compilation of data on the energy consumption of air and ground vehicles is presented. The ratio BTU/ASM, British Thermal Units/Available Seat Mile, is used to express vehicle energy intensiveness, and related to the energy consumed directly in producing seat-mile or ton-mile productivity. Data is presented on passenger and freight vehicles which are in current use or which are about to enter service, and advanced vehicles which may be operational in the 1980's and beyond. For the advanced vehicles, an estimate is given of the date of initial operational service, and the performance characteristics. Other key considerations in interpreting energy intensiveness for a given mode are discussed, such as: load factors, operations, overhead energy consumption, and energy investments in new structure and equipment. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Ames Research Center
    Moffett Field, CA  United States  94035
  • Authors:
    • Mascy, A C
    • Paullin, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-62404
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM