Final Design Thesis Project
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Barrie
With the profitability of petrol still a successful viability, how will petroleum corporations move over the next few years to protect their market share? Already moves have been seen with the addition of new product lines and services to the station experience. How will the upgrading and reinvigoration of the physical element that houses these services take place over the coming decade? How will it address needs for flexibility towards new fuel types and a changing public perception? As the debate wages over what will be the future of transport, Hydrogen fuel, electric hybrids, bio-fuel, full electric – it becomes clear that many experts do not see a full widespread integration or transference to these systems for at least another decade if not more. Thus how does a future fuel station shift to accommodate this gradual meme shift?
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