Is time running out for internal combustion?

15 November 2016

Is it RIP for ICE?

I reported on a recent technology seminar for consumer website Green Car Guide.

Entitled “RIP ICE?” the one-off conference assessed the future prospects of internal combustion engines as the primary movers for road transport.

While electric cars hold a lot of promise, batteries remain a long way behind liquid fuels when it comes to energy density. As a result some classes of vehicles, such as HGVs, seem destined to remain reliant on engines for a long time to come.

That does not, of course, mean that engines can’t be made better, more efficient and cleaner.

Key quote
“We are approaching at some speed the point where inflicting pollution on others through tailpipes is going to become as unacceptable as smoking”
Adam Chase, director, E4tech

 

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