Life-cycle oriented decision support for the planning of fleets with alternative powertrain vehicles

Mark Mennenga, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann

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Corporate fleets are responsible for a large number of economic and environmental impacts. At the same time especially the introduction of alternative powertrain vehicles requires new life-cycle oriented approaches in corporate fleet planning. Here the complexity increases significantly as the vehicle characteristics are much more diverse compared to having only conventional vehicles. Furthermore, their economic and environmental impacts are related to different life-cycle phases of fleets. Thus, this paper provides a systematic decision support that allows for a life-cycle oriented evaluation of vehicle concepts according to the requirements of corporate fleet applications. To this end, the research background, the general approach and a case study are presented. The results are discussed comprehensively and suggestions for further research are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Singapore 17-19 April, 2013
EditorsAndrew Y.C. Nee, Bin Song, Soh-Khim Ong
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-4451-48-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-4451-47-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 17 Apr 201319 Apr 2013
Conference number: 20


Conference20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013
Abbreviated titleLCE


  • Alternative powertrain vehicles
  • Fleet planning
  • Life-cycle oriented decision support
  • Simulation-based evaluation


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