Posts Tagged ‘Transport’

This fifth case study looks at the development of hybrid, electic and low emissions vehicles in Japan between the 1970s and the 1990s. Japan’s dominance of the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market is the result of a conscious decision by the Japanese Government and automakers to invest in an area of strategic national interest, exploit […]


For me, there is little doubt, that the future of private transport, at least in Europe, is electric. I said that I would return to this subject: so, what would be the consequences of an electric transport system? 1./ Increase demand for renewable energy sources. To supply the entire UK private transport fleet with renewable […]


The answer – at least as far as private transport in Europe over the next two decades is concerned – is electric. The reasons why? 1./ Electric is less emissions intensive. Based upon the existing UK grid mix, electric vehicles have a well to wheel emissions intensity of about 80gCO2/km. In contrast, hydrogen vehicles have […]