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Comparative analysis of the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of 40 electric, plug-in hybrid electric, hybrid electric and internal combustion engine vehicles

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This paper analyses the results of the Royal Automobile Clubhallo's 2011 RAC Future Car Challenge, an annual motoring challenge in which participants seek to consume the least energy possible while driving a 92. km route from Brighton to London in the UK. The results reveal that the vehicle's power train type has the largest impact on energy consumption and emissions. The traction ratio, defined as the fraction of time spent on the accelerator in relation to the driving time, and the amount o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.trd.2013.03.004

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Martínez-Botas, RF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
Cussons, B More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Journal website
Volume:
23
Pages:
12-19
Publication date:
2013-04-30
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ISSN:
1361-9209
URN:
uuid:55784c92-f31e-429a-8c24-c64aac26fb32
Source identifiers:
406531
Local pid:
pubs:406531

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