Selection of commercially available alternative passenger vehicle in automotive environment

  • Tapas Biswas Department of Automobile Engineering, MCKV Institute of Engineering, India
  • Prasenjit Chatterjee Department of Mechanical Engineering, MCKV Institute of Engineering, India
  • Bikash Choudhuri Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College, Kolkata- 700074, India
Keywords: Alternate passenger vehicle selection, CoCoSo, CRITIC, sensitivity analysis

Abstract

There has been a paradigm shift in the automobile industry due to e-mobility which reduces green-house gas emission and air pollution. In this context, selection of the most feasible automotive passenger vehicle is a complex decision-making problem due to the use of different power source, technology, specification and price. In this paper, five alternative vehicles based on fuel cell, hybrid electric, battery electric, plug in hybrid electric and compressed natural gas bi-fuel are evaluated using an integrated criteria importance through inter-criteria correlation (CRITIC) - Combined Compromise Solution (CoCoSo) method. CRITIC method is used to obtain the weights of the vehicle selection criteria, whereas, CoCoSo method is employed to rank the vehicles considering different technical and operational criteria such as greenhouse gas emission, fuel economy, vehicle range, accelerating time, annual fuel cost  and vehicle base model cost. It is found that battery electric vehicle out performs all other considered alternatives. The validity of the results is verified by comparing with other well popular MCDM methods. Further, a sensitivity analysis is conducted by changing the criteria weights to establish the stability of the model.

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Published
2020-02-09
How to Cite
Biswas, T., Chatterjee, P., & Choudhuri, B. (2020). Selection of commercially available alternative passenger vehicle in automotive environment. Operational Research in Engineering Sciences: Theory and Applications, 3(1), 16-27. https://doi.org/10.31181/oresta200113b