Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/5620
Title: Evaluation of the energy efficiency evolution in the European road freight transport sector
Authors: Ruzzenenti, Franco
Basosi, Riccardo 
Keywords: energy efficiency; European road freight transport
Issue Date: 2009
Project: None 
Journal: ENERGY POLICY
Abstract: 
In thispaper,weevaluateenergyefficiencyintheEuropeanfreighttransportsectoroverthreedecades,according toavarietyofindicators,methodologiesanddatabases.Theaimis,ontheonehand,ofdetermining majordrawbacksinenergyefficiencymetrics,ontheotherhand,identifyingapossibletrend inthesector.Thepresentanalysisshowsthatenergyefficiencyevaluationisgenerallysubjecttomisinterpretationanddistortionwithregardtothemethodsanddatasourceadopted.Twodifferentindicators(energyintensityandfueleconomy)wereinitiallytakenintoaccounttoselectthemostsuitableforevaluatingvehicles’efficiency.Fueleconomywasthenadoptedandmeasuredaccordingtotwo differentmethodologies(top–downandbottom–up).Wethenconsideredallthepossiblesourcesofdistortion (datasourcesemployed,methodsofdatadetection,speedofdetection,powerenhancement,size factor)withtheaimofaccomplishingasoundestimation.Fueleconomywaseventuallydividedwith themaximumpoweravailable(adjustedfueleconomy),toaccountforthepowershiftofvehicles,that representsafurtherefficiencyimprovement.
Description: 
18550
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/5620
ISSN: 0301-4215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.050
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