Techno-Economic Impact of Individual Vehicle Technologies

BEAN (BEnefit ANalysis) has been developed to quantify the impact of individual component technologies on the full life cycle cost of light duty passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles. BEAN build on high-fidelity Autonomie vehicle model information (e.g., component power, energy…) to estimate the vehicle manufacturing cost, MSRP and overall costs including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Comparative Cost Metric (CCM), Levelized Cost of Driving (LCOD)…

Product Highlights

  • Integrated with >5,000 individual Autonomie vehicles models
  • Multiple economic analysis metrics (TCO, LCDO, CCM)
  • Full access to any cost inputs at the component (e.g., battery cost) and operation (e.g., electricity cost, Vehicle miles travelled…)
  • Automated post-processing and technology comparison including uncertainties

Application Examples

  • Compare economic impact of a wide range of technologies (e.g., HEVs, BEVs, FCEVs…) across more than 30 vehicle classes over multiple timeframes including uncertainties
  • Determine component technical targets (e.g., battery $/kwh) to reach cost parity with other technologies
  • Perform trade-off and uncertainty analysis

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For more information on the related study assumption, methodology and results, please visit U.S. DOE VTO/HFTO R&D Benefits


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