CAR OF TOMORROW, PLAN OF ACTION

On the initiative of European Transport Commissioners, the Task Force Car of Tomorrow was set up in May 1995. In this action plan issues are identified to illustrate the need for Europe to produce world class vehicles that are efficient, clean, and safe and fully integrated with future transport systems. The action plan results from consultations with representatives of users and manufacturing organisations. It contains an inventory of the current European situation. Current actions at the public, private, national or European Community level are identified. Research priorities and technological objectives are defined. A regrouping of projects selected in the programmes of the Fourth RDT Framework Programme is suggested. It is planned to encourage the development of a number of propulsion technology options against defined targets and timescales for harmful emissions reduction, energy efficiency and fleet average consumption. Technologies that it is suggested should be investigated include fuel cells, battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles and emission reducing technologies for internal combustion engines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    DGXII/F, RUE MONTOYER 75
    BRUSSELS,   Belgium  B-1040
  • Publication Date: 1995-12-22

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12P + XI p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM