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Models for Conducting Economic Analysis of Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The present status of alternative fuel vehicles, specifically electric-powered and compressed natural gas-powered vehicles is summarized. Specific advantages and disadvantages of each vehicle type, in comparison to the gasoline-powered vehicle, are reviewed. A life cycle cost model is formulated for each vehicle type. An integer linear program is derived and explained as a means of determining the optimal mix of vehicles for a commands transportation fleet. The models are tested by running several test cases using data from the Naval Postgraduate School transportation office. Keywords Thesis Computations State of the art.
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