Automotive technologies: the UK’s c Auntomoitive Council Individual manufacturers will prioritise certain
technologies to fit with brand values, but OEMs share a common view of a high level Technology Roadmap
NAIGT initiative revealed that UK Passenger Car OEM’s and associated Stakeholders have developed similar views on the potential rollout of low CO2 technologies
Recognition that a commonly agreed “OEM Consensus Roadmap” may be of assistance to the UK in prioritising its R&D investments in meeting CO2 challenges
Key Points related to the OEM Consensus Roadmap
OEMs share a common product technology roadmap and recognise the same technical
and commercial barriers.
Individual manufacturers will implement technologies which best address their own
brand values and market sectors.
In the near to medium term, improvement of conventional powertrains and transmissions can have a significant impact on fleet average CO2 by providing moderate benefits for a large proportion of the fleet.
In the medium to longer term it is anticipated that a technology shift to alternative powertrains and transmissions will be required to achieve the CO2 reduction targets from transport. Supported by alternative fuel delivery including grid electricity and hydrogen.
Both electrification and fuel cell vehicle technologies rely on the concurrent development of a “clean and sustainable” supply of energy