The U.S.  DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) contracted with Z FEDERAL to analyze the potential energy consumption implications of CAV technologies on light-, medium-, and heavy-duty on- and off-road vehicles in the United States.

Team Z FEDERAL’s engineers, analysts, and project managers provided critical analysis and data dissemination to produce the following for EIA:

  • Conducted a literature review and interviewed key stakeholders on the current state and projected development of CAVs, applicable technologies and regulations
  • Discussed the potential implications of these technologies on energy consumption, future vehicle sales, driver behavior and vehicle ownership
  • Developed a Microsoft Excel-based model to forecast energy consumption effects of different adoption scenarios based on the Annual Energy Outlook 2017 reference case

As a result of Z FEDERAL’s work, the EIA will use the report to understand CAV technology’s technical status and the potential impacts on transportation energy use for incorporation into the National Energy Modeling System, a modular computer energy system simulation model.

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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Main: (301) 585-3403