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News 13 July 2022

Sustainable mobility: tech solutions for reducing the road transport sector’s environmental footprint

Operating through the IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute, IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) has published the findings of an economic, energy and environmental study into French road transport technologies in the lead-up to 2040, co-funded by the ADEME.

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Thomas LEROY

Project Manager Storage and Energy Systems for Sustainable Mobility
Thomas Leroy is graduated from ESSTIN and received the PhD degree in Control theory and Mathematics from the Ecole des Mines ParisTech, France, in 2010. He joined IFPEN as control research engineer on
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Mobility modeling and analysis research engineer
Pierre Michel obtained in 2015 a PhD from Université d’Orléans for his thesis work on Hybrid Electric Vehicle energy management. After a post-doc at Argonne National Laboratory on Connected and
Swumble™ concept
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SWUMBLE™ concept: high efficiency gasoline engine for future hybrid vehicles

IFPEN proposes an innovative combustion system based on Swumble™ approach and advanced engine control algorithms.
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Chaouki HABCHI

HDR-Associated with the SMEMaG Doctoral School of CentraleSupelec at the University of Paris-Saclay
PhD from the University of Paris-VI obtained in 1990 in the field of Computational Fluid Mechanics. HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
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Stéphane RAUX

Project manager / PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies
Stéphane Raux, graduated from the ESTACA engineering school and holder of a PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies from Sorbonne University-UPMC, works at IFP Energies nouvelles since
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Gilles Bruneaux

Head of department, PhD in Energetics,
Optical Diagnostics for Engine Combustion specialist
Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1992. PhD on combustion modeling in internal combustion engines at IFPEN/Ecole Centrale Paris, 1996. National accreditation to supervise research (HDR)
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Electric vehicles

[currently being updated] All-electric vehicles operate with a battery and an electric motor. The large-capacity battery has to be recharged with the vehicle stationary at a charging station. Environmental benefits Challenges to overcome Progress in terms of range and costs A still limited market
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Connected and driverless vehicles

[currently being updated] Connected vehicles, driverless vehicles, new mobility needs: a revolution is under way in the world of transport. These new smart transport methods explained. What is a connected vehicle? The advantages of connected vehicles What does the future hold for connected vehicles? Driverless vehicles
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Hybrid vehicles

[currently being updated] The vehicle is equipped with a combined IC/electric powertrain system and two energy storage systems: a fuel tank and a battery. Energy use optimization Good environmental performances Technical and economic challenges
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Internal combustion engines

[currently being updated] Since they were invented, cars have mainly operated with 4-stroke internal combustion engines. In Europe, these have either been gasoline (spark ignition) or diesel engines. Major technological progress has made it possible to increase the efficiency of IC engines in order to save fuel and significantly reduce