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  • Ecofitting: Design directions upgrading cars to zero emissions

Mausbach, Artur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0947-5304, Safa, Farhana, Diels, Cyriel, Harrow, Dale, Quinlan, Daniel and Evans, Steve, 2021, Conference or Workshop, Ecofitting: Design directions upgrading cars to zero emissions at 2021 Sixteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 5-7 May 2021.

Abstract or Description:

This paper presents the design directions for Ecofitting, a sustainable solution for the large UK fleet of internal combustion engine cars that will soon be rendered noncompliant with fast approaching initiatives for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles. Ecofitting circular economy strategy goes beyond just electrification, opening an opportunity for new approaches to automotive design, and to cater for generational shifts in desirability. State-of-the-art, taxonomic and trend mapping research have identified opportunities for retrofitting leading to four proposed design directions inspired and influenced by sustainable practices across other industries, that directly involve the consumer, and provide an alternative approach to the longstanding aesthetic of perfection historically seen in vehicle design.

Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9456656
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: Research Centres > Intelligent Mobility Design Centre
Copyright Holders: Crown (2021)
Funders: CENTS - UK Research and Innovation [EP/S036237/1]
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EVER52347.2021.9456656
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive design; sustainability; retrofitting; electric conversion; ecofitting; electric cars; circular economy; zero emissions
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 16:40
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 15:00
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4876
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