ASU leads 4-university effort to work with industry on vehicle efficiency, sustainability
Improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are two of the key advances the National Science Foundation, or NSF, wants to see in automobiles and automotive technologies. One way the foundation is supporting that goal is by funding some of the work at the Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems, led by Fulton Schools Associate Professor Hongbin Yu. In the new NSF-funded project, the center will engage in research with automotive companies to develop ways to reach energy and sustainability goals. Yu says the plan is to aid the companies in achieving significant reductions in emissions from internal-combustion engines and better energy efficiency. At the same time, the center’s researchers plan to help automotive companies position themselves for conversions from the use of polluting fossil fuels to cleaner and more efficient electric power.