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JEC Well-To-Wheels study update is now available online

The long-awaited updated version 5 of JEC Well-to-Wheels study, assessing the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of road fuel and powertrain configurations compared to the 2030 European context is published. The JEC project is a long-standing collaboration between the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, EUCAR and Concawe. Our objectives are the evaluation of energy use and GHG emissions related to engine and vehicle technologies, fuel production routes and final quality, and the interaction between them, with the ultimate goal to provide the European Union with scientific WTW facts, supporting the sustainable development of European vehicle and refining...
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Save the Date – EUCAR Annual Conference

17 November should be marked in your calendar, as EUCAR’s ‘Innovating towards more sustainable mobility’ conference will bring together thought leaders from the automobile sector with policy makers and other stakeholders that are shaping the future of mobility. Europe’s ambition to reach climate neutrality by 2050 requires a complete reinvention of road transport solutions in the decades to come. This revolution will have an impact on the entire mobility ecosystem (ranging from citizens and end users of transport solutions to automobile manufacturers and others that are driving technological progress), requiring all relevant stakeholders to cooperate. Making sure that...
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Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. This ambitious objective will help improving fuel economy, CO2 emissions, traffic safety and efficiency throughout the road freight sector. To achieve its objective, ENSEMBLE is increasing safe platooning when using different branded  trucks  and carrying out impact assessment for infrastructure, safety and traffic flow. Traffic and road authorities have been approached to jointly define road approval requirements. Platoon Operation Levels were defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities and strategies, reflecting the full diversity of trucks  with platooning...
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Project in Focus: OBELICS

OBELICS addresses the urgent need for new tools to enable multi-level modelling and testing of EV and their components in order to deliver more efficient vehicle designs faster while supporting modularity to enable mass production and hence improved affordability. The overall objective of OBELICS is to develop a systematic and comprehensive framework for the design, development and testing of advanced e-powertrains and EVs line-ups, to reduce development efforts by 40% while improving efficiency of the e-drivetrain by 20% and increase safety by a factor of 10 using OBELICS advanced heterogeneous model-based testing methods and tools; as well as scalable and easy to parameterize real-time...
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LCA in WTT and WTW: review and recommendations

LCA in WTT and WTW: review and recommendations Attributional and consequential LCA: Methodology overview, assessment and recommendations focusing on the JEC Well-to-Tank and Well-to-Wheel reports   JEC (JRC-EUCAR-CONCAWE) is a long-standing collaboration between the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, EUCAR and CONCAWE, in order to evaluate the energy use and GHG emissions related to engine and vehicle technologies, fuel qualities, and the interaction between them. The reference work in this collaboration is the Well-to-Wheels study, assessing the energy use and GHG emissions of road fuel and powertrain configurations in Europe today and in 2030. Currently, an update on...
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Battery requirements for future automotive applications

EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21. The highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve these goals EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. The EUCAR experts from the members companies identified and formulated research needs for future batteries, improving the performance and efficiency of xEVs while ensuring the industrial and economic feasibility. Battery Requirements 2030 (Version 2019) The purpose of this document is to provide an automotive...
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