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Unsettled Technology Domains for Pathways to Automotive Decarbonization

  • Research Report
  • EPR2020014
Published July 22, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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  • English

This SAE EDGE™ Research Report delves into the challenges of pursuing complete "automotive decarbonization," or carbon-free ground transportation. While many organizations are pursuing green energy solutions through the use of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, these technologies have their own economic and public risk factors.
Unsettled Technology Domains for Pathways to Automotive Decarbonization addresses the technical opinions of multiple experts in this field, covering
• Battery, hydrogen, and solar power sources
• Societal and health impacts of "active travel" (i.e., walking of cycling)
• Electrification of public transport and heavy vehicles
• Electric road systems
• Environmental considerations
As countries around the globe struggle to set and meet emission limits to curb climate change, understanding these key technology areas – and how to deploy them in an optimized manner – is crucial to achieving that goal.
Unsettled Technology Domains for Pathways to Automotive Decarbonization outlines current technical and environmental limitations and ultimately proposes a blend of electric public transportation, active travel, and ERS-powered highway vehicles to achieve a carbon-free transportation future.