This paper is an overview of the existing literature related to the energy intensity of various transportation modes, including intracity (automobiles, buses, automated guideway transit systems, vans, and heavy and light rail transit) and intercity (airplanes, automobiles, buses, trucks, rail, waterways, and pipelines) modes for passenger and freight movement. Energy intensity has been correlated with operating conditions such as speed, load factor, and type of commodities being moved. Statistical and engineering approaches have been used to estimate energy intensity. Energy intensity values vary considerably according to operating conditions, types of hardware, trip characteristics, load factors, and types of commodities being shipped. Suggested energy intensity values for several transportation modes are discussed. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-31
  • Monograph Title: Energy efficiency of various transportation modes
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  • Accession Number: 00197124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028345
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM