Barriers to energy efficiency in vehicle design

P. Groenewegen*, S. Potter

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This paper reviews the factors undermining a stabilization in vehicular emissions of CO2 in line with commitments made at the Rio Conference, 1992. Despite effective technologies to reduce such emissions, resistance to more fuel-efficient cars from manufacturers and consumers combined with increased usage means that no progress has been made as yet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Carbon dioxide (CO) emissions
  • Company cars
  • Consumer demand
  • Engine design
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Global warming
  • Institutional barriers


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