Minimization of Urban Freight Distribution Lifecycle CO(2)e Emissions: Results From an Optimization Model and a Real-World Case Study
This research was funded by the USDOT University Transportation Center Freight Mobility Research Institute (YR-P1).
This research models urban freight distribution services lifecycle CO2e emissions. A lifecycle emissions minimization model for the fleet size and composition problem is presented and applied to a real-world case study. The model explicitly incorporates parking and idling emissions which are significant in multi-stop urban distribution routes. Lifecycle emission elasticities as well as the impact of logistics constraints such as route duration and vehicle cargo capacity are estimated and analyzed. Policy implications and tradeoffs between electric tricycles and conventional diesel vans are discussed.
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Figliozzi, M., Saenz, J., & Faulin, J. (2020). Minimization of urban freight distribution lifecycle CO2e emissions: Results from an optimization model and a real-world case study. Transport Policy, 86, 60–68.