This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.Following Volvo Carsa#39; decision to terminate their efforts in series and mild hybrids , and Forda#39;s decision to concentrate the ... In the early 2000s, Volvo started developing a full parallel-hybrid for heavy vehicles, in which they combined a traditional diesel engine with an electric motor. ... ReCharge, and in 2009 they initiated field tests and announced ambitions to start producing a plug-in hybrid by 2012.
|Title||:||Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport|
|Author||:||Måns Nilsson, Karl Hillman, Annika Rickne, Thomas Magnusson|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-05-23|