The JEC Well-to-Wheels Study

01 May 2011

In 2000, when the ‘JEC’ Consortium was formed (see the box on page 7), the first area identified for joint research was the ‘cradle-to-grave’ comparison of conventional and alternative road fuels and powertrains in Europe. In those early days, ‘Well-to-Wheels’ (WTW) was a comparatively new concept, requiring new data and new approaches. It was also an excellent starting point for the JEC’s scientific and technical studies in areas of common interest.