Assessment of Total Costs of Ownership for Midsize Passenger Cars with Conventional and Alternative Drive Trains

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2019.3.21-27

  • Emilia Szumska
  • Rafal Jurecki
  • Marek Pawelczyk
Keywords: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), alternatively powered vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, air pollutant emission

Abstract

The number of alternatively powered vehicles in Poland and EU is growing steadily. Different type of vehicle drive trains determine variations in their performances from economical and environmental technological aspects. The aim of this paper was to investigate the cost efficiency and environmental aspects of midsize passenger cars equipped with different drive train technologies: conventional, hybrid, electric and LPG fueled engine. To this purpose, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) method was used. Calculations were carried out by AFLEET Tool. The results show that the LPG fueled car has the lowest TCO, while the cars equipped with electric drivetrain indicate the highest TCO. However the electric car recorded the lowest cost of air pollutant emissions and externalities costs.

Author Biographies

Emilia Szumska

Kielce University of Technology, Poland

Rafal Jurecki

Kielce University of Technology, Poland

Marek Pawelczyk

Kielce University of Technology, Poland

Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
Emilia Szumska, Rafal Jurecki, & Marek Pawelczyk. (2019). Assessment of Total Costs of Ownership for Midsize Passenger Cars with Conventional and Alternative Drive Trains. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 21(3), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2019.3.21-27
Section
Operation and Economics in Transport