By 2050, global transport volume for passengers and goods will double.
More people and more goods needing to move from points A to B will put tremendous strain on our transportation systems worldwide.

The Challenge

The rapid and huge increases in population and commerce will require significant investments in transportation infrastructures. To keep up with the demand, the world needs more efficient and reliable vehicles, and more sustainable fuel sources.

Source: International Energy Agency

Where Science Can Help

The future of transportation is dependent on innovative technologies and materials enabled by chemistry. Today greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 30 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions, and governments globally are calling for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Already, technologies enabled by science are making vehicles lighter helping to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. In addition, science is helping make today’s passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and public transportation more reliable, affordable, safer and durable.

Dow's Solutions At Work

Dow products and technologies are addressing the challenge.