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Hybrids for road transport, Status and prospects of hybrid technology and the regeneration of energy in road vehicles

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV

Abstract

This report analyses the status as regards hybrid technology and regeneration of energy in road vehicles and investigates the potential of hybrids in the medium and long term. The main goal is to present up-to-date information concerning the techno-economic characteristics of hybrid technologies, their potential areas of application and the outlook as regards the future evolution of efficiency and costs.
The analysis explores four main dimensions that characterize hybrid technology:
- The energy saving aspects of hybrids and the factors that affect fuel efficiency and emissions;
- The economic aspects of hybridization, including the cost of the required components, the resulting cost of use, and the market potential
- Life cycle issues of the technology with respect to its differences from conventional vehicles
- Technological issues, namely the possibility for synergies with fuel cells, the strategies of car manufacturers and a review of hybrid models available at the market.

Additional information

Authors: CHRISTIDIS P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);HERNANDEZ H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);GEORGAKAKI A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);PETEVES S D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21743 EN (2005), 134 pp. Free of charge
Availability: This document can be downloaded at: ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur21743en.pdf
Record Number: 200618412 / Last updated on: 2005-12-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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