Developing a Vehicle Selection Procedure for Logistic Operators of Catalonia, Spain


  • Paco Gasparín Casajust
  • Muhammad Awais Shafique University of Central Punjab
  • Eglantina Dani
  • Sergi Saurí Marchán


The worldwide need for energy continues to rise as it tries to meet the growing demands of a growing human population, with fossil fuels remaining the primary source. However, the use of fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases (GHGs) and pollutants into the environment, which contribute considerably to the phenomena of global warming. Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) present a dual advantage of reducing fuel expenses and curbing greenhouse gas emissions, making them an attractive choice for consumers in the market. However, the rapid pace of technological advancements has made the selection of the right AFVs a complex decision for goods transport operators. This paper introduces a comprehensive methodology for vehicle selection in an effort to improve access to information about the affordability of alternative fuels and to assist logistics operators in making well-informed decisions about the most appropriate technology for their specific needs. The developed method entails a step-by-step filtration process that includes financial and technical evaluations, infrastructure assessment, a review of risks and opportunities, and emission estimation. A vehicle selection example is also included at the end of the paper to offer readers with practical knowledge.

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Civil Engineering,Structures, Construction, Geo technology, Water, Transportation