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  • Bastani, P., Heywood, J.B., and Hope, C. (2012) U.S. CAFE Standards: Potential for meeting light-duty vehicle fuel economy targets, 2016-2025, MIT Energy Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Heywood, J. et al (2009) An Action Plan for Cars: The Policies Needed to Reduce U.S. Petroleum Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, MIT Energy Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Karplus, V.; Paltsev, S.; Reilly, J.(2009) Prospects for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States and Japan: A General Equilibrium Analysis, Report No. 172, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Climate Change, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Bandivadekar, A.; Bodek, K.; Cheah, L.; Evans, C.; Groode, T.; Heywood, J.; Kasseris, E.; Kromer, M.; Weiss, M. (2008) On the Road in 2035: Reducing Transportation’s Petroleum Consumption and GHG Emissions, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Bodek, K.; Heywood, J. B. (2008) Europe’s Evolving Passenger Vehicle Fleet: Fuel Use and GHG Emissions Scenarios through 2035, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Groode, T.; Heywood, J. B. (2008) Biomass to Ethanol: Potential Production and Environmental Impacts, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Cheah, L.; Evans, C.; Bandivadekar, A.; Heywood, J. B. (2007) Factor of Two: Halving the Fuel Consumption of New U.S. Automobiles by 2035, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Kromer, M. A.; Heywood, J. B. (2007) Electric Powertrains: Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Groode, T. A.; Heywood, J. B. (2007) Ethanol: A Look Ahead, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Bandivadekar, A. P.; Heywood, J. B. (2004) Coordinated Policy Measures for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Heywood, J. B.; Weiss, M. A.; Schafer, A.; Bassene, S. A.; Natarajan, V. K. (2003) The Performance of Future ICE and Fuel Cell Powered Vehicles and their Potential Fleet Impact, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Weiss, M. A.; Heywood, J. B.; Drake, E. M.; Schafer, A.; AuYeung, F. F. (2000) On the Road in 2020: A life-cycle analysis of new automobile technologies,MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS--

  • Zoepf, S. and Keith, D. User Decision-Making and Technology Choices in the US Carsharing Market. (In Review)
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  • Rodgers, L., Zoepf, S., and Prenninger, J. (2014) Analyzing the Energy Consumption of the BMW ActiveE Field Trial Vehicles with Application to Distance to Empty Algorithms. mobil.TUM International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport - Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions, June 2014.
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  • MacKenzie, D., Zoepf, S. and Heywood, J. Determinants of U.S. Passenger Car Weight. International Journal of Vehicle Design 65 (1), 73-93.
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  • Zoepf, S., D. MacKenzie, D. Keith, and W. Chernicoff. (2013) Charging Choices and Fuel Displacement in a Large-Scale Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Demonstration. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2385, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp 1 - 10.
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  • Zoepf, S., and Heywood, J.B. (2012)  Characterization of Deployment Rates in Automotive Technology, SAE paper 2012-01-1057, SAE 2012 World Congress, Detroit, MI.

  • MacKenzie, D., Heywood, J. (2012) Acceleration Performance Trends and the Evolving Relationship Among Power, Weight, and Acceleration in U.S. Light-Duty Vehicles: A Linear Regression Analysis. TRB Paper No. 12-1475, Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2012.
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  • Bastani, P. Heywood, J.B., Hope, C. (2012) The effect of uncertainty on the U.S. transport-related GHG emissions and fuel consumption out to 2050. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46, 517-548.
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  • Bastani, P. Heywood, J.B., Hope, C. (2012)  A Forward-Looking Stochastic Fleet Assessment Model for Analysing the Impact of Uncertainty on Light-Duty Vehicles Fuel Use and Emissions, SAE paper 2012-01-0647, SAE 2012 World Congress, Detroit, MI.

  • Bastani, P., Heywood, J.B., Hope, C. (2011) Fuel use and CO2 emissions under uncertainty from light-duty vehicles in the US to 2050, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ESFuelCell2011-54306.
  • Cheah, L; Heywood, J. (2011) Meeting U.S. passenger vehicle fuel economy standards in 2016 and beyond, Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2011, pp. 454-466.
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  • Cheah, L; Heywood, J.; Kirchain, R. (2010) The Energy Impact of U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards, presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, May 17-19, 2010, Washington, D.C.
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  • Heywood, J. (2010) Assessing the Fuel Consumption and GHG of Future In-Use Vehicles. PEA-AIT International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies (ESD 2010). Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2-4 June 2010.
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  • Kromer, M; Bandivadekar, A.; Evans, C. (2010) Long-term greenhouse gas emission and petroleum reduction goals: Evolutionary pathways for the light-duty vehicle sector, Energy, Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 387-397.
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  • Cheah, L; Heywood, J.; Kirchain, R. (2009) Aluminum Stock and Flows in U.S. Passenger Vehicles and Implications for Energy Use, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 13 Number 5, November 2009, Pages 718-734.

  • Evans, C.; Cheah, L; Bandivadekar, A.; Heywood, J. (2009) Getting More Miles per Gallon, Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2009, Vol. XXV Number 2, National Academy Press.
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  • Cheah, L; Evans, C.; Bandivadekar, A.; Heywood, J. (2008) Factor of Two: Halving the Fuel Consumption of New U.S. Automobiles by 2035, Chapter 4 in Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector, D. Sperling, J.S. Cannon (eds), Springer.

  • Bandivadekar, A. P.; Cheah, L; Evans, C.; Groode, T; Heywood, J; Kasseris, E; Kromer, M.; Weiss, M. (2008) Reducing the fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions of the US vehicle fleet, Energy Policy, Volume 36, Issue 7, July 2008, Pages 2754-2760.

  • Cheah, L. W.; Bandivadekar, A. P., Bodek, K. M., Kasseris, E. P., Heywood, J. B. (2008) The Trade-off between Automobile Acceleration Performance, Weight, and Fuel Consumption, SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 1(1): 771-777, 2008.

  • Kromer, M. A.; Heywood, J. B. (2008) A Comparative Assessment of Electric Propulsion Systems in the 2030 US Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, SAE paper 2008-01-0459, SAE 2008 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 14-17, 2008.

  • Kasseris, E. P.; Heywood, J. B. (2007) Comparative Analysis of Automotive Powertrain Choices for the Next 25 Years, SAE paper 2007-01-1605, Transactions, V. 116, Journal of Fuels & Lubricants, Section 4, SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 16-19, 2007.
  • Bandivadekar, A. P.; Heywood, J. B. (2006) Coordinated Policy Measures for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Chapter 4 in Driving Climate Change: Cutting Carbon from Transportation, D. Sperling and J. Spencer (eds), Elsevier.

RESEARCH SUMMARIES--

  • The Cost of Vehicle Electrification: A Literature Review, Sloan Automotive Laboratory, April 2010.
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  • Meeting CAFE Standards by 2020 and Beyond, Sloan Automotive Laboratory, November 2008.
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  • New Vehicle Technologies: How Soon Can They Make a Difference?, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, March 2005.
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  • A Multipronged Approach to Curbing Gasoline Use, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, June 2004.
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  • Vehicles and Fuels for 2020: Assessing the Hydrogen Fuel-cell Vehicle, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, March 2003.
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THESES--

  • MacKenzie, D. (2013) Fuel Economy Regulations and Efficiency Technology Improvements in U.S. Cars Since 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Chao, A. (2013) Investigating the Strategic Impacts of Natural Gas on Transportation Fuel Diversity and Vehicle Flexibility, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Chow, E. (2013) Exploring the Use of a Higher Octane Gasoline for the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Akerlind, I. (2013) Driving Change: Evaluating Strategies to Control Automotive Energy Demand Growth in China, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Zoepf, S. (2011) Automotive Features: Mass Impact and Deployment Characterization, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Nishimura, N. (2011) Assessing the Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Future Light-Duty Vehicles in Japan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Karplus, V. (2011) Climate and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Bhatt, K. (2011) Potential for Meeting the EU New Passenger Car CO2 Emissions Targets, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Cheah, L. W. (2010) Cars on a Diet: The Material and Energy Impacts of Passenger Vehicle Weight Reduction in the U.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Khusid, M. (2010) Potential of Electric Propulsion Systems to Reduce Petroleum Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • de Sisternes, F. J. (2010) Plug-in Electric Vehicle Introduction in the EU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Berry, I. M. (2010) The Effects of Driving Style and Vehicle Performance on the Real-World Fuel Consumption of U.S. Light-Duty Vehicles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Cunningham, J. S. (2009) An Analysis of Battery Electric Vehicle Production Projections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • MacKenzie, D. W. (2009) Trends and Drivers of the Performance – Fuel Economy Tradeoff in New Automobiles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • McAulay, J. L. (2009) Assessing Deployment Strategies for Ethanol and Flex Fuel Vehicles in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Evans, C. W. (2008) Putting Policy in Drive: Coordinating Measures to Reduce Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Light-Duty Vehicles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Bandivadekar, A. P. (2008) Evaluating the Impact of Advanced Vehicle and Fuel Technologies in U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Kromer, M. A. (2007) Electric Powertrains: Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Kasseris, E. P. (2006) Comparative analysis of automotive powertrain choices for the near to mid-term future, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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