MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES)

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This emission modeling system estimates emissions from mobile sources, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The modeling tool covers a broad range of pollutants and allows multiple scale analysis.


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This tool is included in the Transportation Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

How to Use This Tool

This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:


  • Shift - Change to low-carbon modes
  • Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

MOVES is a windows-based, state-of-the-art modeling tool for estimating emissions from highway vehicles. The model is based on the latest emissions data, sophisticated calculation algorithms, and considerable advances in EPA’s understanding of vehicle emissions. The MOVES model can be used for state implementation plan (SIP) development and transportation conformity determinations. MOVES is currently the best tool EPA has for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector.


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

Greenhouse gas and air toxic emissions.



How to Use This Tool

Training Available
Training available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/training.htm

Level of Expertise
Moderate

Key Inputs

Vehicle miles traveled by vehicle type, the number of each type of vehicle in the fleet, vehicle age distribution, fuel information, meteorological data, et cetera, road type distribution, and average speed distribution.



Case Studies

Examples of how MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

Case studies and reports available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/moves-reports.htm





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