Analysis of the impact of hybrid vehicles on energy systems in Japan

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of using hybrid vehicles for passenger transportation on carbon emissions in the Japanese energy system. A partial equilibrium model of the energy sector has been developed to forecast changes in the energy system out to the year 2040. The model can account for changes in technology capacities, fuels, and consumption in response to policy initiatives, such as taxes. We find that hybrid vehicles are more efficient in reducing carbon dioxide emission than conventional vehicles. Hybrid vehicles have a great impact on reducing carbon emissions when BTU taxes are imposed, which in turn has the advantage of encouraging a more diverse set of technologies and fuels. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-383
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep

Keywords

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy use
  • Fuel taxation
  • Hybrid vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science(all)

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