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Hybrid and electric vehicles in Brazil: current scenario, challenges for accelerated expansion and its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Grant number: 18/17394-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Economic Engineering
Cooperation agreement: BG E&P Brasil (Shell Group)
Principal researcher:Julio Romano Meneghini
Grantee:Carolina Ades Hibner
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation, AP.PCPE


The following research project deals with the current Brazilian and global scenario of the hybrid and electric cars market. Differentiation is made between the two types of vehicles that are most common in this sector today and their representativeness in sales. Along with this, a historical panorama is made about the evolution of the vehicles as well as predictions about the change of mindset with respect to the theme. It is also the infrastructure needed for the maintenance of the technology, by the large producers, the companies in the energy sector and the development of innovations. Finally, the advantages and impediments to producers, users and governments are discussed by replacing internal combustion cars with those using electric power.

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