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Evaluation of the influence of toll systems on energy consumption and CO2 emissions: A case study of a Spanish highway
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
This paper studies the energyconsumption and subsequent CO2 emissions of road highway transportation under three tollsystems in Spain for four categories of vehicles: cars, vans, buses and articulated trucks. The influence of tollsystems is tested for a section of AP-41 highway between Toledo and Madrid. One system is free flow, other is traditional stop and go and the last tollsystem operates with an electronic toll collection (ETC) technology. Energyconsumption and CO2 emissions were found to be closely related to vehicle mass, wind exposure, engine efficiency and acceleration rate. These parameters affect, directly or indirectly, the external forces which determine the energyconsumption. Reducing the magnitude of these forces through an appropriate toll management is an important way of improving the energy performance of vehicles. The type of tollsystem used can have a major influence on the energy efficiency of highway transportation and therefore it is necessary to consider free flow.
International
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JCR
No
Title
King Saud University Journal Engineering Sciences
ISBN
1018-3639
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
23
Journal number
3
From page
301
To page
310
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Pedro Pérez Martínez (UPM)
  • Autor: Giulia Dell'Asin (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: Du Ming (Tongji University (China))
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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