Date of Award

Spring 2019


Capstone - Open Access

First Advisor

Anthony Laramie


This project will consist of an analysis of the automobile markets within Massachusetts. To start, the project will look at the history of electric vehicles. Specifically looking at how the market started, why research began to increase again in the 1970s, to their rise in popularity in the 21st century, and to how countries are now banning internal combustion engines and fully incorporating hybrid and electric vehicles. From there, the project will consist of an analysis of the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transpiration (AFLEET) tool developed by the US Department of Energy (