Annual Technology Baseline: The 2020 Transportation Update

Laura Vimmerstedt, Paige Jadun, Chris Kinchin, Matteo Muratori, Amgad Elgowainy, Dave Gohlke, Ehsan Islam, Aymeric Rousseau

Research output: NRELPresentation


Consistent cost and performance data for various transportation technologies can be difficult to find and may change frequently for certain technologies. With the Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory annually provides an organized and centralized set of such cost and performance data. The ATB uses the best information from the Department of Energy national laboratories' transportation analysts. The ATB has been reviewed by experts and it includes powertrains such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell, as well as fuels such as gasoline, ethanol, diesel, biodiesel, natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages38
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-77319


  • battery electric
  • biodiesel
  • capital expenditures
  • cost
  • diesel
  • electricity
  • energy data
  • ethanol
  • fuel
  • fuel cell
  • future
  • gasoline
  • hybrid
  • hydrogen
  • levelized cost of driving
  • natural gas
  • operating expenditures
  • performance
  • plug-in hybrid
  • powertrain
  • projection


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