How will 2021’s new and refreshed 2020 hybrid car project capitalize on the current state of hybridization? That remains to be seen, but based on what we can currently see, hybridization will continue its current trajectory in 2021. The top five strategies for hybridization in 2021 appear to be: Hybridize with smaller fleets; Build more electric vehicles; Build more natural gas vehicles; Build fuel cell vehicles and expand the use of high-efficiency diesel engines. With production continuing at a fast pace, there is still plenty of time for hybridization to become one of the most popular work strategies for 2022 as well. Here is an overview of how this strategy should work for each year in 2021.
Hybridize with Smaller Fleets
One of the top strategies for hybridization in 2021 is to use smaller fleets. This strategy could be used for single-cargo vessels or even just ferries. The advantage of this approach is that crewmembers can be deployed on the open sea without the need for a specific Coast Guard affixation. This approach will also help to reduce emissions from the larger vessels, which are expected to grow at a significant rate during the 2020s.
Build More Electric Vehicles
A fleet of electric vehicles is recommended for each home office (IO) and region. This is because each state will have a different electric vehicle infrastructure, and the coverage of these systems in that state is likely to be limited. Areas with lower electric vehicle coverage may also experience higher vehicle emissions compared to those with more aggressive electric vehicle policies. In addition, the adoption of more plug-in hybrid vehicles will likely increase in 2021 as more customers turn to the industry-standard plug-in hybrid as a way to meet vehicle emissions requirements.
Build More Natural Gas Vehicles
This strategy assumes that natural gas is still the primary source of electricity for most cities. However, it is also recommended that cities consider using electricity from other fuels like bioenergy and solar panels. Natural gas motor fuel cells are expected to be a more efficient solution than fossil fuels due to the removal of CO2 and other toxins. Future Hybrid Projects that use natural gas as the primary source of electricity will likely see an increase in hybrid sales as well as demand for hybrid vehicles.
Build More Fuel Cell Vehicles
This strategy assumes that fuel cells will become more affordable and common in the 2020s. While they started as a technology to power cars in the 1960s, they are now being explored as a renewable energy source for power grids and other applications. The biggest advantage of this strategy is that it relies on industry standards and large-scale production, making it attractive for large cities where there is a need for high efficiency and high usage of fuels.
Increase the Use of High-Efficiency Diesel Engines
This strategy focuses on producing engines that produce more power at a higher temperature. The main problem with this approach is that the demand for high-efficiency engines will likely increase as more and more users become fuel cell vehicles. Therefore, a strategy that only produces high-efficiency engines will remain at a disadvantage relative to a strategy that can meet demand.
Hybridization is a significant issue in modern society. The average vehicle currently has 11 cylinders, which translates to a total of 19.6 GWh of hybrid electricity. There is an increasing demand for more power, and the current market supply of 11-cylinder hybrid engines is leading to increasing pressures for hybridization. The last two opportunities to shift the current supply-demand balance in favor of hybridization are expected to be in the 2020s and 2030s. If current trends continue, the hybridization strategy for 2021 should be similar to last year’s, with 11-cylinder engines considered the best option. The biggest advantage of this strategy is that it relies on industry standards and large-scale production, making it attractive for large cities where there is a need for high efficiency and high usage of fuels. The demand for high-speed Internet and telephone service is expected to increase by 20-40 percent, which could affect the way that hybridization is conducted.