The paper reviews the development of transport vehicles and systems in Australia as a function of several parameters, a major one being a ready supply of suitable energy. The Australian transport task is assessed in terms of the energy required by each of its components. Several transport modes are reviewed in detail to determine trends in their energy intensiveness. The paper concludes with a comparative analysis of the typical energy intensiveness of various transport modes. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electric Transport Conference 1977, Papers and Proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Lawlor, L C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 38-92

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM