This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.

chapter 1|16 pages

Governing Innovation for Sustainable Technology

Introduction and Conceptual Basis
ByMåns Nilsson, Annika Rickne

chapter 2|23 pages

The Challenge of Decarbonizing the Car

ByPaul Nieuwenhuis

chapter 4|18 pages

The Development of Fuel Economy Regulation for Passenger Cars in Japan

ByMasahiko Iguchi, Karl Hillman

chapter 5|21 pages

Evaluation of European Electric Vehicle Support Schemes

ByFabian Kley, Martin Wietschel, David Dallinger

chapter 6|21 pages

Shaping the Fuel Cell Transport Network

An explorative analysis
ByStefano Pogutz, Angeloantonio Russo

chapter 7|19 pages

The Necessity of Inter-Industry Mediation for Harmonized Industrial Progress

ByShuzo Fujimura, Kanji Takeuchi, Satoki Kawabata

chapter 8|23 pages

Technology Innovation and Policy

A Case Study of the California ZEV Mandate
BySydney Vergis, Vishal Mehta

chapter 10|21 pages

Multi-Level Governance and Innovation System Functionality

Hybrid-electric vehicle technology in Sweden 1990–2010
ByThomas Magnusson, Annika Rickne

chapter 11|21 pages

Governance of New Energy Vehicle Technology in China

The Case of Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
ByAri Kokko, Yingqi Liu

chapter 13|25 pages

Governance and Variety Creation

Biofuels in Sweden, 1990–2010
ByKarl Hillman, Annika Rickne

chapter 14|17 pages

eMobility in Germany

Prospects for and Barriers to Sustainable Mobility
ByWeert Canzler

chapter 15|13 pages

The Road Ahead

Conclusions and Governance Implications
ByMåns Nilsson, Annika Rickne, Karl Hillman, Thomas Magnusson