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Ready to Roll?: Overview of Challenges and Opportunities for Alternative Fuel Vehicles in the Delaware Valley (Executive Summary)

Product No.: 10055A
Date Published: 10/2011

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Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC Region, Bucks County, Burlington County, Camden County, Delaware County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Montgomery County, City of Philadelphia

Abstract: Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) use combinations of vehicle fuels and technologies to reduce the use of petroleum in on-road vehicles. These include low-carbon fuels (sometimes blended with petroleum), electricity, and hybrid technologies combining internal combustion engines with electric motors. DVRPC's "Ready to Roll?" report provides an overview for policy makers and citizens in the Greater Philadelphia region about the challenges and opportunities for expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles. The AFVs covered in this report include those most widely available today or likely to become available in the next 10 to 20 years. A copy of the full report can be found here.

Key Words: Alternative fuel vehicle, AFV, fuel, biofuel, biodiesel, ethanol, E85, cellulosic ethanol, feedstock, grid electricity, natural gas vehicle, NGV, compressed natural gas, CNG, liquefied natural gas, LNG, propane, liquefied petroleum gas, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cell, electric vehicle, EV, hybrid electric vehicle, HEV, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, PHEV, greenhouse gases, GHG, transportation, infrastructure, pipeline, distribution, drive train, electric motor, internal combustion engine, ICE, flexible-fuel vehicles, FFV, transportation, battery, idle-stop, regenerative breaking, Energy Policy Act of 1992.

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