Vehicle technology assessment in the NAS report

In March the U.S. National Research Council released a comprehensive study of the technology potential for cutting oil consumption and GHG emissions by 80% across the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet in 2050.

ICCT Senior Fellow John German chaired the subcommittee analyzing alternative vehicle technologies for that study. In this webinar he will lead a “deep dive” into the details of the subcommittee’s analysis.

The presentation will focus in particular on two important results: the potential for enhancing the efficiency of conventional vehicles, which is much greater than is generally understood; and the technology-cost trajectories of fuel-cell and battery-electric vehicles, which the study projects will become cheaper to manufacture and operate than conventional vehicles by around 2040 even in a fairly conservative scenario.