There is an expressed need to move transportation off oil. However, the strategic alternatives for creating a non-petroleum energy base for transportation are all long-term, extremely costly systems (hydrocarbon synfuels, electricity, hydrogen energy), each having technical and socio-economic limitations and constraints which will govern their relative contributions. To ''preserve the options'' while conducting positive steps to obviate the possibility of energy shortfalls affecting transportation in the meanwhile, a ''transitional transportation energy'' systems approach may be needed. A candidate concept, ''Hydrogen-via-Electricity'' (HVE), is described in terms of criteria for such a system, and also related to each of the strategic alternatives to establish compatibility. If implemented, the HVE Concept has the near-term potential for supporting a certain fraction of the energy needs of the following transportation subsectors: railroads, intercity trucking, urban and intercity buses, and selected fleet vehicle systems. (ERA citation 02:029068)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    Division of Transportation Energy Conservation
    Washington, DC  United States  20545
  • Authors:
    • Escher, WJD
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TEC-77/001, ETA Report PT-67
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM