Future CO2 Emission from Downsized Engines in Road Transportation


This paper focuses on reducing the carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere by implementing the concept of combustion engine downsizing. The concept of combustion engine downsizing was discussed, pointing out the technological limitations in its application and the expected ecological outcomes of greenhouse effect reduction by decreasing the emission of carbon dioxide contained in the exhaust gases. The European region of road transport with intense traffic, Wroclaw – Dresden – Prague, was selected for research, where the traffic flows were determined by defining the categories of heavy duty vehicles, their models and makes, estimating the fuel consumption and forecasting the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere. Keywords—combustion engine, downsizing, ecology, road transport

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@inproceedings{Sroka2015FutureCE, title={Future CO2 Emission from Downsized Engines in Road Transportation}, author={Zbigniew Sroka and Aleksandra Zbierzak}, year={2015} }