Publication Details

Title : Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Publication Date : February 01, 2009
Authors : A. Elgowainy, A. Burnham, M. Wang, J. Molburg, A. Rousseau
Abstract : This report examines the well-to-wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The analysis incorporated fuel economy results from the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit for PHEV and marginal electricity generation mixes from the Oak Ridge Competitive Electricity Dispatch Model. The WTW results were separately calculated for the blended charge-depleting and charge-sustaining modes of PHEV operation and then combined by using a weighting factor that represented the CD vehicle-miles-traveled share. GREET 1.8c.0 incorporates these changes for the simulation of PHEVs.

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