The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles

Lulić, Zoran and Missoni, Eduard and Tomić, Rudolf (2013) The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles. = The Relevance of GHG Emissions from Motor Vehicles. Transactions of FAMENA, 37 (2). pp. 39-56. ISSN 1333-1124. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q4 (2013). Točan broj autora: 3.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): CHC emissions, motor vehicles, relevance, powertrain systems
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Traffic and transportation
Divisions: 400 Department of IC Engines and Mechanical Handling Equipment > 410 Chair of IC Engines and Motor Vehicles
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Citations JCR: 0 (01.03.2017.)
Quartiles: Q4 (2013)
Citations SCOPUS: 1 (01.03.2017.)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:38
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/3074

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