FLEET OPERATOR STUDY: GEOGRAPHIC ASPECTS

The National Center for Analysis of Energy Systems at BNL is currently performing a study of light-duty highway fleets (i.e., passenger cars and light trucks). In this context, "fleets" refers to vehicles that are owned and/or operated by businesses, state governments, or local governments. The study has three basic objectives: (1) development of a statistical profile of fleet vehicles, and identification factors affecting technological penetration rates; (2) development of a systematic framework for estimating the rate at which new technologies can penetrate the fleet-vehicle market; and (3) generation of a formal set of scenarios to illustrate the relationships between technological options, the requirements of fleet vehicles, and technological penetration rates. Pursuit of the first objective has resulted in compilation of the BNL Fleet Vehicle Data Base. The data base consists of survey data collected in August to September, 1977. Questionnaires were sent to 10,774 USA fleet operators; 1,147 responded, representing a total of 362,205 vehicles. The questionnaire was primarily designed to collect data on the types of vehicle missions that fleet vehicles must fulfill. This report is a preliminary description and analysis of the regional characteristics of the data base.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Upton, NY  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Wagner, J R
    • Naughton, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-0016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM