EFFICIENT VEHICLES VERSUS EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION : COMPARING TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES

This paper uses a comprehensive evaluation framework to compare four potential energy conservation strategies in the transportation sector. The framework takes into account how each strategy affects annual vehicle travel. By taking this into account, the framework therefore also addresses mileage-related impacts such as traffic accident risk, costs of highways and parking, and traffic congestion. Even small changes in total vehicle travel can have a great impact on net benefits, since mileage-related impacts tend to be large in magnitude compared with energy conservation benefits. Higher fuel taxes cause a combination of reduced mileage and increased vehicle fuel economy. Some alternative fuels and fuel efficiency standards cause highway travel to increase. The greatest mileage-related benefits are provided by mobility management strategies, because they cause relatively large reductions in mileage.

  • Record URL:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    1250 Rudlin Street
    Victoria, British Columbia  Canada  V8V 3R7
  • Authors:
    • Litman, T
  • Publication Date: 2005-4-15

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2005 12:00AM