STROM – Strategic options of the automobile industry for the migration towards sustainable drivetrains in established and emergent markets

The traffic sector considerably contributes to the global environmental, economic and social problems. One possibility for the evolution towards sustainable mobility is the development of alternative drivetrains like hybrid, electric or hydrogen cars. However, the multitude of these technologies is still in the stage of development, so that essential parameters have not yet been defined. In combination with varying and partly conflicting interests of and interdependencies between the different actors involved in the automotive sector - politics, suppliers as well as consumers - the further market development remains uncertain. Furthermore, uncertain as well as conflicting environmental, economic and social impacts complicate an anticipative evaluation of alternative drivetrains with regard to their sustainability. Against this background the scientific objective of the STROM project is the development of improved economic models for the decision support of the actors of the automotive sector - politics, supplier and consumer. The combination and iterative connection of the partial models to one holistic model enables the integrated assessment of drivetrains with regard to sustainabilit. The content-related aim is the identification and intertemporal allocation of sustainable drivetrains in Germany and China. Further information can be found at www.strom-sustainability.de.


Keywords: Technology management, Technology assessment, Sustainable Drive Technologies, Simulation


06/2010 - 05/2013


Mark Mennenga


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)


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