Multi-Modal Energy Analysis for Freight

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This project addresses the impact of emerging technologies on inter-city freight energy demand, shipping time, and cost. Technologies addressed include electrified long-haul trucks, connectivity and efficient operations, and platooning. The research questions are addressed using national level analysis, a multi-modal inter-city freight energy model, and development of a Freight Mobility Energy Productivity (F-MEP) metric. This project improves on prior analysis and modeling by increasing the geographic and temporal resolution of freight flows. The inter-city freight energy model uses a bi-level optimization approach to minimize total network cost (lower level) and energy (upper level). Two new F-MEP frameworks are presented, one for intra-city freight mobility and one for inter-city freight mobility.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2020 Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, 1-4 June 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-76727


  • electric long-haul truck
  • freight connectivity
  • freight efficiency metric
  • freight mobility energy productivity
  • multi-modal inter-city freight energy
  • optimized freight network
  • truck platooning


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