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Project Overview

NGV UP-TIME will provide fleets, natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry stakeholders, and other end-users with relevant, real-world information through a proven, multi-data set analysis approach detailing NGV maintenance costs to improve total cost of ownership calculations and to determine the maintenance cost differences between NGV technology generations (current state-of-the-art and current advanced clean diesel engines) for relevant medium and heavy-duty freight and goods movement applications. 

Gather data set on NGV & Diesel Vehicle

Operations in Freight & Goods Movement Fleets

Quantify the difference in maintenance and operational cost in NGV's and diesel vehicles

Identify and quantify

technology &

improvements between older and newer generation NGV's

Assess individual NGV fleets to identify opportunities to enhance operations using legacy & newly generated data

Data We Need From Fleet Partners

Vehicle Data

Repair Data

Repair Costs

What the Project will Provide Fleet Partners

STRATEGY

Individual Fleet Maintenance Analysis Data Report

Secured Fleet Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement

Access to Full Report with Key Recommendations on Best Practices & Technology Solutions to Reduce NGV Maintenance Costs

Project Data Output

  • Data Cleaning

  • Analysis

  • Compilation

  • Visualization Creation

  • Summary

  • Reporting

  • Dissemination

  • Review with National Laboratories

  • Data set structuring and integration for transfer

  • Transfer to the DOE in support of project objectives

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PROJECT FLEET DATA PARTNER?

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the

Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Award Number DE-EE0008798.

This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government.  Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.  Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.  The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.