Sustainable Mobility: Renewable Energies for Powering Fuel Cell Vehicles

By Raphael Edinger; Sanjay Kaul | Go to book overview

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TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

To illustrate the rapid path of technological development in this chapter, selected automotive prototypes are presented. These examples cannot cover the broad field of component and system development. Since virtually all major vehicle manufacturers are investigating fuel cell technologies, the most prominent examples have been selected. As with any new technology, it is not yet clear whether the first fuel cell system and vehicle prototypes presented will also lead to the first-to-market products or whether other companies will dominate the future market.


INNOVATIVE DRIVE SYSTEMS AND ADVANCED VEHICLE DESIGN

Sustainable development requires that we use limited natural resources efficiently in order to guarantee a basis for the life of future human generations. In order to stop and—in the best case—reverse the trend of increasing energy consumption for transportation and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency improvements and the use of renewable resources are a prerequisite for further development.

From an economic perspective it is necessary to use resources efficiently. As for road transportation, there are principally two solution paths that should be followed in parallel. First, advanced internal combustion engines with direct-injection, vehicles using lightweight materials, advanced electronic motor management, and hybrid drive systems as well as improvements in aerodynamics and rolling resistance can increase energy efficiencies.

Second, new drive systems may be introduced in future vehicle generations. Fuel cell systems are able to reach no or extremely low local emissions as well

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Theory of Sustainability 5
  • 3 - Environmental Effects and Public Consequences 17
  • 4 - Energy for Mobility 43
  • 5 - Technology for Sustainable Transportation 79
  • 6 - Mobility for Developing Countries 97
  • 7 - Toward Sustainable Mobility 113
  • Appendix - Units and Conversion Factors 123
  • Bibliography 125
  • Index 131
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