Drone aircraft, Electric automobiles, Greenhouse gas mitigation
There are no studies that model the potential effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones to reduce CO2e lifecycle (including both utilization and vehicle phase) emissions when compared to conventional diesel vans, electric trucks, electric vans, and tricycles. This study presents a novel analysis of lifecycle UAV and ground commercial vehicles CO2e emissions.
Figliozzi, Miguel, "Drones for Commercial Last-Mile Deliveries: A Discussion of Logistical, Environmental, and Economic Trade-Offs" (2017). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 416.