COMPARATIVE STUDY ON EXHAUST EMISSIONS FROM DIESEL- AND CNG-POWERED URBAN BUSES
Couple of years ago, ADEME engaged programs dedicated to the urban buses exhaust emissions studies. The measures associated with the reduction of atmospheric and noise pollution has particular importance in the sector of urban buses. In many cases, they illustrate the city's environmental image and contribute to reinforcing the attractiveness of public transport. France's fleet in service, presently put at about 14,000 units, consumes about 2% of the total energy of city transport. It causes about 2% of the HC emissions and from 4-6% of NOx emissions and particles. These vehicle typically have a long life span and are relatively expensive to buy, about 150,000 euros per unit. Several technical solutions were evaluated to quantify, on a real condition cycle for buses, on one hand pollutants emissions, fuel consumption and on the other hand reliability, cost in real existing fleet.
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French Agency of Environment and Energy Management, France
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Coroller, P
- Plassat, G
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Atmosphere; Diesel buses; Emission control systems; Environmental protection; Exhaust gases; Life cycle analysis; Natural gas buses; Nitrogen oxides; Noise; Noise sources; Urban transit
- Geographic Terms: France
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00989616
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 2005 12:00AM