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Energy transition of transport: Valid insights can only be obtained by simulations of the entire energy system

FVV presented in early October the next report of its fuel studies series in an online seminar in autumn // In addition to comparative environmental, economic and societal costs and many ecological...

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The Powertrain Transition | Scenarios for Vehicle Electrification in 2040

By 2040, almost 45 percent of vehicles worldwide will be purely electric or powered by fuel cells // Europe can continue to be a leading production location for mobility // Mechanical and plant...

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CO2-neutral mobility powered by green electricity? How the power sector reacts to alternative mobility solutions

FVV has published a follow-up report to last year‘s life cycle assessment of alternative powertrain technologies // The impact of any additional demand for electricity from climate-neutral mobility on...

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MTZ Project Reports: Modeling and Investigation of Particle Formation in DI Gasoline Engines in Transient Driving Situations

The aim is to reduce the number of particles in the engine, but particulate filters must also be designed more efficiently, especially in gasoline engines. Both can only be achieved through a deeper...

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MTZ Project Reports: Oil Entry via Piston Top Land

Investigations of the oil balance at the piston are important for optimizing future engine concepts with regard to combustion processes and emissions. As part of the FVV project Fuel in Oil II (FVV...

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MTZ Project Reports: CNG DI Combustion Processes in Combination with High-load EGR and the Miller Process

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) represents a short- and medium term addition to the fuel portfolio for turbo-DI spark ignition engines, as it is readily available worldwide and can contribute...

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Combustion engines: fit for the future!

Internal combustion engines can become completely climate-neutral even today, opening up considerable potential for a fast reduction in greenhouse gas emissions // In the online campaign #Emission0 -...

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Recommendations for action for the market ramp-up of alternative powertrains and fuels | | Technology roadmap published by NPM AG2

The technology roadmap drawn up by NPM Working Group 2 Alternative drive technologies and fuels for sustainable mobility is looking at the development prospects of alternative powertrain technologies...

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Where do Germany and Europe stand in terms of fuel cell technologies for mobile applications?

There is a good chance that fuel cell technology can achieve a break-through in mobile applications // Its technological maturity in the automotive industry, its potential for synergies with other...

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NOW Annual Report 2020 published

The mission statement of NOW GmbH is a climate-neutral society. We support the federal government in its climate and industrial policy goals by coordinating funding programmes open to all technologies...

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13th International Expert Forum | E-MOTIVE 2021 by FVA | CfP

Call for Papers for the Online Conference on Electric Mobility and EV Powertrain & Drive Systems (21 to 23 September 2021): Submit your abstract until 30 April 2021

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MTZ Project Reports: Optimization of the Engine Water Jacket from Concept to Production-ready Level

By using complex thermal management strategies, it is possible to make the heat distribution of the engine more accurate and dynamic, thus increasing efficiency. As part of the FVV project “Accurate...

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WKM: The transformation of mobility requires a clear openness to technology in the political arena

Scientists call for a non-ideological debate on appropriate pathways to implement carbon-neutral powertrain technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles // Together with a mandatory...

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