Sustainability for Automotive
Posted on August 23, 2011 by admin
The automotive industry will play a key role in developing, deploying and sharing sustainable energy solutions. There are several reasons for this. The CO2 regulations are becoming tighter in most countries and especially in big cities, The world supply of oil decreases over time, which will eventually drive up oil prices.
Gartner: The industry’s efforts regarding alternative powertrain technologies and EVs in particular, will redirect companies’ technology investments. This will include the need to develop onboard energy management solutions (for example, control units for electric charge transfer and recharging), as well as offboard solutions, including data communication services to find charging stations. Infrastructure and service providers addressing the energy management aspects of EV ownership phase will also continue emerge. This will magnify the need for successful partnerships (for example, automakers partnering with service providers, utilities and governments), as well as collaboration and data management tools.
One example of government regulations is the EU policies, white paper, in short: 30% of road freight over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green freight corridors. To meet this goal will also require appropriate infrastructure to be developed.
- How the global traffic jam just got worse (guardian.co.uk)