Tag Archive for 'hybrid vehicles'

IEA produces roadmap to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 50 percent

September 20th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as 80% of current annual global oil consumption. The transport sector currently accounts for a 20% of global final energy consumption, and increased demand […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

Jaguar and Land Rover has committed £800 million to reduce vehicle emissions

November 24th, 2010 by Mike Richardson

With increasing awareness of the contribution of road transport to CO2 emissions, vehicle manufacturers are focusing an unprecedented level of attention on measures for improving vehicle efficiency. These measures include improving aerodynamics; reducing other vehicle level parasitic losses; weight reduction achieved with efficient high technology design methods combined with lightweight materials such as aluminium; and […]