Road Transportation Vehicles

Significant portions of many industrial countries' energy consumption are taken up by road transportation. There is a rise in energy use for transportation in developing countries. Efforts for increased efficiency of the use of, and alternative development for, petroleum-based road transportation fuels are required due to recent petroleum price increases, world economic prosperity expansion, probable conventional petroleum peaking in the coming decades, and global climate change concerns. There are several ways in which a vehicle's energy efficiency could be improved: using advanced materials and designs to lightweight the vehicle structure and powertrain; improving internal combustion engine efficiency; rolling resistance reduction; and hybridization. Improvements in materials and processes will be required in each of these efforts.

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  • Authors:
    • Carpenter Jr, Joseph A
    • Gibbs, Jerry
    • Pesaran, Ahmad A
    • Marlino, Laura D
    • Kelly, Kenneth
  • Publication Date: 2008-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 439-444
  • Serial:
    • MRS Bulletin
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Materials Research Society
    • ISSN: 0883-7694

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01104881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 3:03PM