Vehicles powered with alternative fuels offer an attractive option for a transportation agency looking to address the carbon emissions of its maintenance fleet. However, deciding which vehicles and technologies to choose can be complicated from both financial and technical perspectives.
To make the process of replacing its maintenance vehicles easier, the Utah Department of Transportation developed a mathematical model that considers the lifetime costs of the vehicles. The result show which types of vehicles should be purchased and salvaged and in what year, maximizing the total fleet costs.
Read the report: Investigating the Feasibility of Introducing Alternative Fuel Vehicles Into a Maintenance Fleet, June 2021.
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