Towards Sustainable Road Transport describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. It also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure.
Written by an expert author team, Towards Sustainable Road Transport provides readers with a clear understanding of the progress in this field and its challenges.
Main topics covered are:
- Drivers of technological change in road transport and infrastructure
- Alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies
- Current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion
- Analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems