At AVL we see the three technologies - internal combustion
engine, battery electric and fuel cell electric
drive - and their combinations as "rational cooperation"
for the future. We are working on all three
technologies with the same priorities, with further
electrification advancing all forms of propulsion.
Given the very short-term implementation of the
paradigm shift to Real Driving Emissions (RDE),
great effort and, in many cases, cuts in the portfolio
have made it possible to overcome the critical differences
between the exhaust gas values in real driving
operation and the certification values for new vehicles,
and to significantly reduce pollutant emissions.
Vehicles that meet today's RDE limits are fully in
line with the required emissions limits in the cities.
With the intense further development of the internal
combustion engine – e.g. with new ways of thermal
management around the combustion and catalytic
processes and in combination with cost-effective
forms of hybridization – it has the potential to reduce
the pollutant emissions of vehicles to such an extent
that there is no longer any effect on the air quality
in the cities. We will then rightly be able to speak of
zero impact emissions.
Sustainability and affordable mobility for the citizen
are decisive factors in the competition between technologies.
Innovative process technologies will build
an efficient bridge to renewable energy sources for
all drives. Other important criteria are the storage
capacity and distributability of the energy sources.
This enables a consistent reduction of fossil primary
It is important that we remain open to the variety
of solution elements in the competition between
technologies in order to develop the best possible
combinations. A challenging and responsible task
for engineers and scientists!
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Prof. Helmut List,
4 Interview with Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck, Director Fuel Cell and Battery
Drive Development, Daimler AG and CEO of the Daimler subsidiary
10 Electrified: Fully Integrated, Cost-effective Electrical Solutions for Trucks
14 Making History on the Open Road
18 The Future of Energy
20 Fuelling the ‘After-Oil’ Era
ADVANCED SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES
26 How to Tackle the Challenges of SCR System Development Using Virtual
INSTRUMENTATION AND TEST SYSTEMS
28 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, with AVL
30 High Performance at Hitachi
32 AVL PUMA Open 2™; Battery Benchmarking; AVL 2-Wheeler COMPACT;
AVL Blow by Meter 442S
34 Engine and Environment: Automobile Revolution Through Networking
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