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 active fields have been identified: Combustion engine research and; electric and hybrid vehicles, both aiming to find sustainable solutions for how to propel vehicles in future; Vehicle concepts and design aiming at reducing propulsion resistance; and Vehicle environmental impact aiming at analysing factors affecting future generations of vehicle powertrains and concepts towards more sustainable vehicle technologies. 

 
 

Research Centers


CERC -
Combustion engine research centre
KCK​ - Compentence centre for catalysis
SHC -  Swedish electric and hybrid vehicle centre
CHARMEC - Competence centre for railway mechanics
F3 Swedish knowledge centre for renewable transportation fuels
Lighthouse - Maritime competence centre


Contact
Maria Grahn, maria.grahn@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 31 04
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Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010. Modified: Tue 08 Nov 2016