VEHICLE PARAMETERS FOR ESTIMATING FUEL CONSUMPTION OF CARS AND TRUCKS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways is updating its capability for estimating road user benefits so that these benefits can be better taken into account in rural and urban road investment appraisals. The Ministry has selected the software package ARFCOM (Australian Road Fuel Consumption Model) for estimating the fuel consumption component of road user costs. ARFCOM can be used for estimating fuel consumption of all vehicles and ten default vehicles are included in the program. These default vehicles need to be modified to apply to the vehicle fleet in British Columbia (B.C.). This report describes the vehicle classes for B.C., the method used to derive vehicle parameters and how these vehicles can be used within ARFCOM. A description of the method used to include the effects of weather conditions on fuel consumption is included in the appendice

  • Corporate Authors:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAYS. PLANNING SERVICES BRANCH. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SECTION

    VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Biggs, D
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1999 12:00AM