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Analysis of future automotive fuels and powertrains in the European context - Archive 2007

EUCAR, CONCAWE and JRC (the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission) have updated their joint evaluation of the Well-to-Wheels energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for a wide range of potential future fuel and powertrain options, first published in December 2003.

The specific objectives of the study remained the same:

  • Establish, in a transparent and objective manner, a consensual well-to-wheels energy use and GHG emissions assessment of a wide range of automotive fuels and powertrains relevant to Europe in 2010 and beyond.
  • Consider the viability of each fuel pathway and estimate the associated macro-economic costs.
  • Have the outcome accepted as a reference by all relevant stakeholders.

(6.24 MB - ZIP)

The file contains the JEC study, version 2c, March 2007.

It is made of 10 documents available for download, offering various levels of information/data detail:

  • A slide pack summarises the main results and messages.
  • The Well-to-Wheels (WTW) report provides and integrated analysis of the complete pathways in terms of energy, GHG emissions, costs and potential availability of alternative fuels. Its two appendices cover in more detail:
    • Energy and greenhouse gas balances for all pathways
    • Cost data and calculations
  • The Well-to-Tank (WTT) report details the WTT portion of the pathways, including cost and availability estimates. There are three WTT appendices covering:
    • Individual processes and input data
    • Detailed energy and GHG balances for individual WTT pathways