In order to realize the vision of a future sustainable mobility in Europe must according to the EC passenger car transportation to be 80% more efficient in 2030, and long-distance transport 40% more efficient. A significant part of these goals can be achieved by improving vehicle aerodynamics, reduce vehicle weight and by affecting driver's behaviour. A large-scale introduction of HEV / EV is widely regarded as key technologies to meet future challenging goals. New and optimized powertrains in the form of series/parallel hybrids, mild/full hybrids with varying degrees of hybridization, will open new opportunities for engine design. New technologies must therefore be studied/developed especially with regard to efficiency, real driving emissions, cold starting and multi-fuel capabilities.
Full Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2019