Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Center

RUSSIA / Russia

Abstract

Moscow has fallen behind the world’s push for alternative fuel development, due to a nearly ubiquitous use of gasoline vehicles. Our project seeks to determine the most economically feasible alternative fuel for Moscow’s present and future vehicle economy. To accomplish this goal we conducted a life-cycle cost analysis on three vehicles selected to represent the Moscow consumer’s buying preferences. We concluded that, at present, electric vehicles are non-viable in Moscow, while natural gas powered vehicles are practical, economical, sustainable, and take advantage of both the existing infrastructure and Russia’s enormous natural gas reserves.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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