Possible Routes Towards Carbon-Free Vehicles

  • Pasquale Corbo
  • Fortunato Migliardini
  • Ottorino Veneri
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter analyzes the main energy and environmental issues that justify the present interest towards the development of novel technologies for sustainable means of transportation. The potentialities and limitations of hydrogen fuel cell technology, as alternative solution for efficient and not polluting vehicles, are presented in the context of the most stringent questions to deal with in this field: the scarcity of fossil resources, the necessity of further reductions in current engine emissions to meet the severe incoming legislative limits and the global warming risks related to the green-house effect. A well-to-wheel analysis, effected for different types of vehicles starting from both fossil and renewable primary energy resources, evidences the viable paths in the direction of novel clean technologies for transportation means.


Diesel Engine Global Warming Potential Internal Combustion Engine Energy Carrier Transportation Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pasquale Corbo
    • 1
  • Fortunato Migliardini
    • 1
  • Ottorino Veneri
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Motori National Research Council of ItalyNaplesItaly

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