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Title: Validation of road transport statistics through energy effiency calculations
Authors: Zachariadis, Theodoros 
Samaras, Zissis 
Keywords: Industrial economics
Statistical methods
Automobiles
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Energy,2001, Volume 26, Issue 5, Pages 467–491
Abstract: The paper presents an approach to validate vehicle-kilometre statistics of motor vehicles by comparing them with official energy consumption data. The comparisons were carried out for the 15 European Union countries by computing the energy efficiency and the fuel economy of individual vehicle categories and comparing them with real-world data and model calculations. The major outcome of the study was that estimates of vehicle-kilometres are often unreliable and yield unrealistic energy efficiency and specific fuel consumption results. Based on these conclusions, some basic guidelines are given for energy and road transport analyses: use fuel economy estimates based on measurements of in-use cars under actual driving conditions, collect as many travel data as possible and check their consistency with the aid of energy balances.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/6542
http://172.16.21.12:8080/jspui/handle/10488/6542
http://hdl.handle.net/10488/6542
ISSN: 03605442
DOI: 10.1016/S0360-5442(01)00012-3
Rights: © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved
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