Ports are a major transportation hub for goods movement that drives several economic sectors, but also a major source of harmful pollutant emissions from diesel engines and equipment used in goods movement activities including drayage trucking. Since drayage trucks generally have limited daily mileage, return to a home base every night, and spend a large amount of time creeping and idling, they are well suited for electrification. And because drayage trucks spend a significant portion of their operation time on surface streets with a lot of traffic signals, they are also well positioned to take advantage of connected vehicle technologies that allow them to communicate with other vehicles and traffic infrastructure. As drayage truck fleets are expected to be increasingly electrified and connected in the future, it is important to understand how each of these technological advances and their convergence would impact energy consumption and emissions from drayage truck operations at and around seaports.
This project will evaluate the energy and emission benefits of battery electric trucks and plug-in hybrid electric trucks (BETs/PHETs) over conventional diesel trucks and develop a connected vehicle (CV) application for these trucks. Then, the energy and emission benefits of deploying BETs/PHETs and CV Technologies at ports under a variety of technology penetration scenarios will be estimated. The results and findings from this project can be used to inform the planning and policy development related to goods movement at and around ports.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Peng Hao*, University of California, Riverside
Kanok Boriboonsomsin, University of California, Riverside*
Jill Luo, University of California, Riverside
Alexander Vu, University of California, Riverside
Daniel Sandez, University of California, Riverside
Chao Wang, University of California, Riverside
Final Report – coming soon!
CARTEEH Focus Area
Policy and Decision Making
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332