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GPS_2010_POWER_Electric_Versus_Hybrid_Fleets_in_the_Private_Sector

Date

2010

Abstract

Conventional vehicles utilize old technologies that are harmful to the environment. Gas powered engines are inefficient, especially compared to Hybrid-Electric and Electric vehicles. Gas-powered vehicles contribute to the issue of Global Warming, and also further deplete the world’s oil supply. Private Companies have more freedom which vehicles they utilize because they have not been regulated by the government. Some companies, such as Fed-Ex and UPS, have already begun to make small changes, using more efficient hybrid vehicles. The goal of this project is to discover whether the Conventional, Hybrid-Electric, or Electric Fleet-vehicle is the best option. When compared through maintenance cost and dollars per mile (efficiency,) the Hybrid Vehicle made the most economical sense.

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Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Electric Versus Hybrid Fleets in the Private Sector


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