By Denna Bowman
A far-reaching motoring study is being conducted to provide insight into how new technologies, such as low-rolling resistance tyres, can reduce CO2 emission levels.
Reductions can be achieved through electric power steering, low-rolling resistance tyres, dynamic route guidance systems and lightweight materials, according to Research and Markets.
Due to rising fuel prices and increasing environmental concern, a number of green technologies have been developed with the aim of reducing weight and fuel consumption making cars more environmentally friendly.
The assessment, entitled ‘Strategic Analysis of In-Car Green Technologies’ aims to provide an insight into how these new developments can help; their market potential and ease of implementation.
The research provides a comprehensive list of in-car green technologies as well as detailed analysis of car manufacturers in terms of technologies they offer in their line-up.
It goes on to express that technologies such as direct fuel injection, turbo charging and stop-start systems can only reduce CO2 emissions by 35-40g/km. However, advanced technologies including electric propulsion systems and fuel cells have the potential to offer CO2-free transportation.
The research will also take a close look at CO2 emissions reduction, hybrid technologoes, alternative fuel technologoes and downsizing and turbo charging petrol and diesel engines.