Using a spatio-temporal framework, Daly's boat analogy can be extended to real-world linkages and possible solutions through supplementing the current view of economic scale with spatio-temporal distance and topology. The paper argues, however, that the innovative business model, the deployment of electric vehicles, and the use of renewable energy systems, in this case largely based on wind power, while mutually supportive and contributing to wider policy aims with respect to the reduction of carbon emissions, may still fail in the face of entrenched practices. The automotive industry is subject to various pressures that may result in a transition to more eco-friendly technologies. Dr Wells is a master of turning a topic on its head in order to approach it from an angle that is both unique and enlightening. Contemporary Global Diversity and Cultures of Automobility 4. Based on over 1000 responses a Logit Model was used to analyse current and future mode choice. On the supply side, we analyse the institutional and spatial constraints in public charging infrastructure construction to select the potential sites.
The system technology determines to a large extent the cost, weight, efficiency, performance and overall customer benefit of fuel cell vehicles. So entsteht aus dem Kerngeschäft heraus eine Wirtschaftsweise, die ökonomischen, ökologischen und gesellschaftlichen Mehrwert stiftet. This allows to link your profile to this item. The combined system of Ford's mass production and Budd-style body technology, followed closely by Sloan's concept for building a mass car market gradually spread around the world. In conjunction with this case, it may be useful to use the framework for crisis management developed by Dr Ian I. To date, regional sustainability has been given attention because it is often the case that key actors and stakeholders can be coordinated at this level. The model comprises three categories of adoption factors, i.
The motor vehicle industry has developed environmentally friendly vehicles in the face of concerns over global warming and petroleum exhaustion. This paper seeks to integrate several diverse literatures as the basis of an innovative approach that embeds eco-industrialism in local economies. While the study of sustainability has a long, interdisciplinary history, little is known about the relationship between austerity and sustainable consumption patterns, particularly in an Irish context. Using multiple micro-case-studies and examples from around the world, this paper will further argue that the future will be one characterised by technological diversity in which the solutions for automobility will vary according to spatially-specific requirements, embedded capabilities and strategy. In this study, we explored the economic impacts of a shift in the production system of the motor vehicle industry from conventional technology to electric and hybrid vehicle technology. Contingent events, reinforced by positive feedbacks, determined both particular standards and the geographic extent of standardization in Britain, Continental Europe, North America, and Australia.
The result of the study indicates fundamentally different approaches between the automakers. Die Fragestellung, wie die Verantwortung eines Unternehmens die Corporate Social Responsibility bzw. The method of cultural perspective images, rooted in grid-group of cultural theory, was used in an experimental dialogue among companies and a selection of other stakeholders directly or indirectly involved in the food chain of farmed salmon. These technologies center on the internal combustion engine and the all-steel body. Abstract The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity analyses the future prospects of the largest manufacturing sector in the world, the automotive industry, at a time of unprecedented global financial crisis and unrelenting environmental pressure. Indeed, when the issue of renewable energy is also a key consideration it is obvious that not all places have the same renewable resource endowment or potential, or the same degree of exploitation of the potential. Anyone interested in the auto industry should read it - much recommended.
The E-mail message field is required. In particular, the scenario literature has tended to avoid extended discussion of its implicit assumptions concerning causation, necessity, possibility and contingency. Such local settings can be the driving factors for charging facility development Mikler, 2009; Wells, 2010. Findings — The case shows that companies can create products with functionality and cost advantage for the poor without compromising on safety and comfort. Transport, and in particular road transport, represents a significant global threat to long-term sustainable development, and is one of the fastest-growing consumers of final energy and sources of greenhouse gas emissions. This is partly due to new market entrants from developing countries Abrenica 1998;Humphrey and Memedovic 2003 , but also due to the emergence of new, disruptive technologies particularly electric drivetrains, autonomous and connected vehicles ; shared mobility business models i. However, there is also a concern that the relative ease with which electric bicycles have become established as a mode of transport in China may also mean that they are relatively easily discarded in the future — for example as a consequence of regulatory intervention or perhaps an increase in the average economic disposable income that might result in a preference for cars in the absence of other policies.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. General contact details of provider:. The presentation will cover concepts of fuel cell vehicles with an emphasis on system technology, the related testing procedures and results as well as an outline of market entry strategies. A new technology in the automobile industry has an influence on not only own industry but also other industries. Full text not available from this repository. Regulation of the car was prompted by air pollution resulting from its emissions of toxins, as these were found to be injurious to human health.
Enablers and Limiters of Change 7. The second emphasis of this paper is service-oriented business models within the automotive sector — and in particular, the rising importance of car-sharing. While scenarios are future-oriented, focused on what might yet be, counterfactuals are narratives of what might have been. The regions where the automobile firms are concentrated will be affected by a new technology. One community, Victoria, British Columbia, is utilized to lay out the framework for the infrastructure necessary to create such a system.
The automotive industry in crisis : economic and environmental failure -- 2. There are already several insightful accounts Shiller, 2008 and doubtless more will arrive. Much of the move towards cleaner, greener and safer cars is driven by the mainstream incumbent car companies. Modal narratives concern themselves with contingency and determinism: with questions of possibility and necessity. A must read for all interested in sustainable mobility, as well as strategists in the automotive industry. Rather this book is about the fact that fundamental change is needed.
Emergent business models provide the micro-economic basis of embedded eco-industrialism, while the eco-industrial park provides potential foundations for regenerative eco-localism. However, this is not the case for all modes and the reasons seem to emerge from the supply and demand side of the markets. We extend the model of Nelson and Winter with a lattice-based spatial structure in order to study the effects of localized learning and increasing returns to adoption on the emergence and persistence of technological diversity. Such local settings can be 76 the driving factors for charging facility development Mikler, 2009; Wells, 2010. This unique book seeks to combine economic analysis with the environmental research to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape change in the automotive industry.
The spatial scale of the global economy is large, but temporally the global economy is diminutive: two characteristics that typically define catastrophic events in ecological parlance. We show that an intermediate level of localization of learning can effectively be a source of diversity. The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity Peter E. The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity analyses the future prospects of the largest manufacturing sector in the world, the automotive industry, at a time of unprecedented global financial crisis and unrelenting environmental pressure. Among all alternative drive systems, the fuel cell electric propulsion system has the highest potential to compete with the internal combustion engine. Alternative Business Models as the Basis of a New Industrial Ecology of the Automobile 6.