Advanced energy products and services specifically optimize transportation logistics for energy efficiency.
Global and local trade involves extensive movement of goods by ship, rail, air, and road. Advanced energy products and services specifically optimize transportation logistics for energy efficiency; they include inter-modal shipping containers and advanced analytics for delivery scheduling and routing. The market for such products and services has not been quantified, but route analytics have a recognized role in optimizing the use of commercial electric and/or hybrid delivery vehicles. Cost and operational efficiency are the primary drivers for adoption of advanced energy freight logistics products and services.
It is also worth noting that freight logistics companies are often test beds for new propulsion technology, because of the precise knowledge they have about how fleet vehicles are used (miles driven and when serviced). As a result, new advanced propulsion technology is often tested in these fleets when factors of the drive cycle can easily be monitored. Vehicles within these fleets include medium duty trucks that utilize clean diesel, gasoline hybrid vehicles, natural gas vehicles, and battery electric vehicles.
- Propulsion Systems
- Vehicle Design and Materials
- Freight Logistics
- Land-Use and Infrastructure Design
- Enabling Information Technology
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