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Well-to-wheel environmental implications of fuel economy targets for hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in the United States

Dong-Yeon Lee, Amgad Elgowainy and Ram Vijayagopal

Energy Policy, 2019, vol. 128, issue C, 565-583

Abstract: Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle technology is emerging as a promising option for the electrification of school or transit buses. For fuel cell electric transit buses, the U.S. government has set the fuel economy target at 8 miles per diesel gallon equivalent (MPDGE). However, life-cycle environmental implications of the 8 MPDGE target are currently lacking in the literature. In addition, no comparable target exists for fuel cell electric school buses.

Keywords: Hydrogen; Bus electrification; Environmental life-cycle analysis; Local climate; Duty cycles; Air emissions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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