Sustainable Vehicle Technologies

Chalmers has a long scientific tradition and a set of strong research centres in this profile area, which focuses on improving vehicles and vessels towards better fuel economy and less environmental impact. All conventional transport modes are represented.

Four research areas have been identified:

Combustion engine research and Electric and hybrid vehicles both aim to find sustainable solutions for how to propel vehicles in the future.

Vehicle concepts and design aims at reducing propulsion resistance.

Vehicle environmental impact aims at analysing factors affecting future generations of vehicle powertrains and concepts towards more sustainable vehicle technologies. 


Related research centres

Combustion engine research centre
KCK​ - Compentence centre for catalysis
Swedish Electromobility Centre
CHARMEC - Competence centre for railway mechanics
F3 Swedish knowledge centre for renewable transportation fuels
Lighthouse - Maritime competence centre

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Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010. Modified: Thu 08 Mar 2018