ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENERGY CONSERVATION. PAPER 8. ENERGY FOR TRANSPORT: LONG-TERM POSSIBILITIES

An attempt is made to quantify some of the aspects of the options open for the supply of energy for transport when natural hydrocarbon oils become scarce and expensive. Mention is made of possible changes in the pattern of transport demand which could reduce fuel consumption. Alternative fuels from fossil and non-fossil sources are considered and a comparison made between the use of electrical energy and other fuels in vehicles. It is concluded that electric vehicle operation is likely to be inevitable in the post-fossil-fuel era. Reasons for transition to electric vehicles and the timing of the changeover are discussed. A number of subjects, in addition to the supply of basic energy, are recommended for research. /TRRL/

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 

    United Kingdom Department of Energy

    10 South Millbank
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00189196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Energy Paper No. 26 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM