Title: Leaving fossil fuels behind? An innovation system analysis of low carbon cars
Authors: KÖHLER JonathanSCHADE WolfgangLEDUC GuillaumeWIESENTHAL TobiasSCHADE BurkhardTERCERO ESPINOZA Luis
Citation: JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION vol. 48 p. 176-186
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC68194
ISSN: 0959-6526
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652612005136
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68194
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.09.042
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The automobile industry faces increasing demands from society to reduce emissions from road vehicles. The objective of this paper is to assess whether the EU automobile industry has an appropriate innovation structure for R&D in low carbon vehicles and the role that public R&D policy can play. The Sectoral System of Innovation approach is used to map the innovation system. Then, the functions of the TIS framework are used to explore the innovation processes in the system. The analysis has shown that there is an effective innovation system, which may soon move into a growth phase of large scale technology diffusion. There is now a concentration on electric vehicles and HEVs. Since technologies such as fuel cells and composite materials have potential benefits, public R&D support may be needed to ensure their development in a range of relevant firms in the EU.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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