This paper presents results of an assessment that identifies vehicle technology and fuel distribution system changes and costs associated with providing sufficient alternative fuels to displace one million barrels/day petroleum in the transportation sector in the 1995--2005 timeframe. The paper concludes that the capital cost of developing fuel delivery systems and a sufficient number of vehicles to achieve this displacement will be $22 billion if the alternative fuel is methanol, $36 billion if natural gas, and $228 billion if electricity. The predominant component of these costs is that of the incremental cost of the vehicles.

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    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • Singh, Mohit Kumar
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00618426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8909219-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM