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CO2 reduction and efficiency in road freight traffic: measures, baseline and potential

Leonardi, Jacques and Baumgartner, Michael (2004) CO2 reduction and efficiency in road freight traffic: measures, baseline and potential. In: International Energy Workshop EMF/IEA(ETSAP)/IIASA, 22 - 24 Jun 2004, IEA, Paris.

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Abstract

The objective of our research was to analyse the relevant logistic factors influencing energy efficiency in road freight transport, while quantifying the potential for CO2 reduction. We carried out a survey and linked fuel consumption to transport performance parameters in 50 German haulage companies during 2003. Efficiency ranges from 0.8 tkm to 26 tkm for 1 kg CO2 emissions. The results show a high potential for improvements, given a low level of efficiency in vehicle usage and load factor, scarce use of lightweight vehicle design, incorrectly selected vehicle class and a high proportion of empty runs. Efficiency measures are poorly applied.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:6222
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009 15:33
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