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Operational Energy Footprint of Vehicle

One of the many important challenges of the modern world is to reduce the concentration of CO2 in the ambient air. Various activities are undertaken, including in the area of transport, which undoubtedly contribute to the greenhouse effect. It is necessary to implement solutions that will eliminate this effect as soon as possible. However, the implementation of various solutions should be assessed in terms of their effectiveness. The only true assessment of the introduced changes concerns the day-to-day operation of vehicles. Since the easiest way to eliminate the greenhouse effect is to reduce fuel consumption, it is important to evaluate of really fuel consumption. The article presents a proposal for the use for this the so-called Vehicle energy footprint. The method of creating such a trace is presented and illustrated with specific results of data analyzes. The data is publicly available, which means that the presented method can be independently verified. It has also been shown that the use of the method not only organizes the analyzes, but also leads to information that cannot be obtained with other methods. It therefore seems that an attractive tool has been developed for future applications
Topic: Sustainability and global trends in powertrain technology
Author: Lech J. Sitnik