Status and prospects of hybrid technology and the regeneration of energy in road vehicles
This report analyses the status and prospects of hybrid technology in road vehicles. Four dimensions are investigated: i) The energy saving aspects of hybrids and the factors that affect fuel efficiency and emissions. ii) The economic aspects of hybridization, including the cost of the required components, the resulting cost of use, and the market potential. iii) Life cycle issues of the technology with respect to its differences from conventional vehicles. iv) Technological issues, namely the possibility for synergies with fuel cells, the strategies of car manufacturers and a review of hybrid... models available at the market.