COVER - Real world CO2 assessment and Vehicle EneRgy efficiency
Research Project , 2018 – 2021

When the vehicle specification is set, 60-65% of the CO2 emissions are not possible to influence anymore. Getting the specification right is the most important factor to achieve efficient vehicles and low CO2. Surprisingly often an analysis of the vehicle specification vs it’s use makes it obvious that the vehicle is specified and chosen in a non-optimal way. The remaining 35-40% of the CO2 emissions are directed to the propulsion of the vehicle and can be tailored to how and where the vehicle is driven. Here the functions of the current and future vehicles play an important role. The industry is in need of the best possible methods and tools, to master the understanding of vehicle usage. For typical vehicle user groups, the project COVER will show that one can reduce CO2 with 30%. The COVER project will develop methodologies and processes for the assessment and reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in the next generation of vehicles, consdering real vehicle operation.

Participants

Bengt J H Jacobson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Sixten Berglund

Adjungerad professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Fredrik Bruzelius

Adjungerad professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Pär Pettersson

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Luigi Romano

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Collaborations

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Scania

Södertälje, Sweden

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Linköping, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)

Infrastructure

More information

Latest update

2019-04-11