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Accession Number DE2012-1052888
Title Eighteen-Month Final Evaluation of UPS Second Generation Diesel Hybrid-Electric Delivery Vans.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 47p
Personal Author K. Walkowicz M. Lammert
Abstract This 18-month final evaluation is part of a series of evaluations by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Using an established and documented evaluation protocol, DOE through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been tracking and evaluating new propulsion systems in transit buses and trucks for more than 10 years. The DOE/NREL vehicle evaluations are a part of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), which supports DOE's Vehicle Technologies Program. The role of AVTA is to bridge the gap between research and development and the commercial availability of advanced vehicle technologies that reduce petroleum use in the United States and improve air quality. The main objective of AVTA projects is to provide comprehensive, unbiased evaluations of advanced vehicle technologies in commercial use. Data are collected and analyzed for operation, maintenance, performance, costs, and emissions characteristics of both advanced-technology fleets and comparable conventional-technology fleets that are operating at the same site. AVTA evaluations enable fleet owners and operators to make informed vehicle-purchasing decisions. This report focuses on a parallel hybrid-electric diesel delivery van propulsion system currently being operated by United Parcel Service (UPS). The propulsion system is an alternative to the standard diesel system and could enable reductions in emissions as well as reductions in petroleum use.
Keywords Buses
Comparative evaluations
Delivery vans
Diesel engines
Diesel fuels
Emission reductions
Energy conservation
Fuel consumption
Hybrid electric powered vehicles
Propulsion systems
Transit systems
United Parcel Service (UPS)

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
81B - Electric & Ion Propulsion
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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