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The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles


Lulić, Zoran; Missoni, Eduard; Tomić, Rudolf
The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles // Transactions of FAMENA, 37 (2013), 2; 39-56 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles

Autori
Lulić, Zoran ; Missoni, Eduard ; Tomić, Rudolf

Izvornik
Transactions of FAMENA (1333-1124) 37 (2013), 2; 39-56

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
CHC emissions; motor vehicles; relevance; powertrain systems

Sažetak
The Earth's atmosphere contains not more than 2% of greenhouse gases (GHG), and only 3.4% of them are produced by human activities. GHG emissions from road transport amount to less than 0.3 % of global GHG emissions. In spite of that, even in the Kyoto Protocol, road transport is pointed out as one of the most important targets when the global GHG emission reduction is concerned. In April 2009, the European Commission adopted the regulation (EC) 443/2009, setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars. The paper briefly describes the global economic impact of the Kyoto Protocol on developing countries. Then, total GHG emissions of various types of vehicles are reviewed, and the emerging vehicle technologies, focusing on reducing GHG emissions and replacing fossil fuels with alternative energy resources, are discussed. A well-to-wheel (WTW) analysis of a midsize electric car operating in Croatia has been carried out in the case study. Finally, the main conclusions are drawn: further reducing GHG emissions from road transport would results in marginal global effects and, compared to all new power train systems, internal combustion engine running on fossil fuels still has great potential for further improvements and remains the most extensive solution for the future.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Strojarstvo



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Projekt / tema
120-2012298-1810 - Biogoriva - nužnost održive mobilnosti u Republici Hrvatskoj (Zoran Lulić, )

Ustanove
Fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje, Zagreb

Časopis indeksira:


  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus