Author Archive: EUCAR

Horizon Europe work programmes published by the European Commission

On 16 June 2021, the EC adopted the work programmes of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. These investments are meant to accelerate the green and digital transitions and support the swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. EUCAR’s ambition is to contribute to achieving a climate-neutral continent and leveraging digitalisation in transport. We support and welcome the finalisation of the work programme 2021-2022, specifically for European Partnerships relevant to the transport sector. We reach a significant milestone and start preparing research and innovation projects with industrial relevant results. The first calls for proposals will open on the Commission's Funding and...
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EUCAR Perspective on Future Sustainable Propulsion

The European Council for Automotive Research and Development (EUCAR) is fully committed to the European Green Deal, making the EU a carbon-neutral, resource-efficient, sustainable, and competitive economy. Our highest priority is mitigating the impacts of climate change by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from mobility. We develop powertrain technologies with reduced direct and indirect pollutant emissions that contribute to an enhanced quality of life for EU citizens. This advanced technology portfolio will increase the competitiveness of the European automotive industry and maintain its position as the top employer in the EU. EUCAR’s short video on Future Sustainable...
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Join us at the ERTRAC annual conference 2021

Innovation in the automotive industry requires more and more a systemic approach. Advancing technologies for future vehicles includes the active involvement of infrastructure stakeholders, energy producers and authorities to achieve sustainable, safe, clean, and efficient road transport solutions.  In ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, we bring together all stakeholders to develop a shared vision for future road transport research in Europe. EUCAR and our experts are actively supporting this roadmap development within ERTRAC. In this year’s ERTRAC conference on 2 July, we discuss the upcoming challenges for road transport research for Horizon Europe, the...
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2Zero is becoming reality

With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using more and more renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads with a systemic approach. We support this transition by establishing European Partnerships in Horizon Europe: the main goal of the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership is to advance technologies and solutions for zero-emission road transport. On 19 May 2021, the 2Zero partnership was presented in an event organised by the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association...
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Project in focus: ARCADE

The ARCADE project coordinates and supports stakeholders to define a common approach for making Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) a reality. This includes preparing a common vision and perspective on the development, testing, validation and deployment of CCAM solutions. ARCADE gathers all factors and measures that will foster the adoption of connected and automated vehicles. Furthermore, ARCADE will improve comparability and transferability of research and demonstration results in Europe and worldwide. To increase the cooperation between all CCAM stakeholders (e.g. industry, research, member states, European Commission and international partners) ARCADE organised the...
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Project in Focus: LONGRUN

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches, confirming the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. The project brings together 30 partners, including three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, FPT-IVECO, and Volvo Group), from 13 countries across Europe, who are joining forces to achieve a more sustainable future. The goal of this initiative is the reduction of real driving emissions and fuel consumption in the long-haul road transport sector. Within the project, the partners design and develop efficient powertrains, including hybrid electric solutions, for both...
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