Future Transportation with Smart Grids & Sustainable Energy
Gustav R. Grob
Transportation is facing fundamental change due to the rapid depletion of fossil fuels, environmental and health
problems, the growing world population, rising standards of living with more individual mobility and the
globalization of trade with its increasing international transport volume.
To cope with these serious problems benign, renewable energy systems and much more efficient drives must be
multiplied as rapidly as possible to replace the polluting combustion engines with their much too low efficiency
and high fuel logistics cost.
Consequently the vehicles of the future must be non-polluting and super-efficient, i.e. electric. The energy
supply must come via smart grids from clean energy sources not affecting the health, climate and biosphere. It is
shown how this transition to the clean, sustainable energy age is possible, feasible and why it is urgent.
The important role of international ISO, IEC and ITU standards and the need for better legislation by means of
the Global Energy Charter for Sustainable Development are also highlighted.