August 2013 - JEC Consortium issues results of version 4 of its Well-to-Wheel Study
The members of the JEC consortium (JRC, EUCAR and CONCAWE) are progressing in updating their joint evaluation of the Well-to-Wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for a wide range of potential future fuels and powertrain options in the European context. The current update is the fourth evaluation of the fuel/powertrain system, the first study was published in 2003.
The Well-to-Tank (WTT) and the Tank-to-Wheels (TTW) reports of this version 4 are now available on the JEC consortium website (http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/about-jec/) and the Well-to-Wheels integration report will be published...
European transport research actors call for the Horizon 2020 budget for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
17th December 2012 - European transport research actors call for the Horizon 2020 budget for "Smart, Green and Integrated Transport" to be maintained at the €7.69bn level proposed by the European Commission.
Brussels, 17 December 2012 - European associations representing industry, research providers, academia, infrastructure, operators and users in the road, rail, air and waterborne transport sectors today combine their voices to call for an appropriate budget share for transport research in the future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Transport is the backbone of the European economy, being fundamental to the four freedoms of the European Union, and...
7th November 2012 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) held its Annual Reception and Conference today in Autoworld, Brussels, highlighting how collaborative research and innovation through the EU’s future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme can support the achievement of societal objectives and a strong European automotive industrial sector. Speaking at the opening reception yesterday evening, Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action emphasised that EU research and innovation should contribute to the twin goals of climate protection and competitiveness of the automotive industry.
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Commissioner Hedegaard explained how...
Today the European Commission is announcing its call for proposals for the 2013 Work Programme of FP7
9th July 2012 - Today the European Commission is announcing its call for proposals for the 2013 Work Programme of the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), with co-funding totalling €8.1bn.
EUCAR welcomes the opportunities that this call provides to its members, the 14 major European automotive manufacturers, and their research partners. Automotive research opportunities include the European Green Cars Initiative, ICT for Mobility and Factories of the Future.
EUCAR’s members are currently involved in about 60 EU projects, collaborating with automotive suppliers, universities, research centres and SMEs to leverage broad international expertise and create valuable results...
The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) calls for a number of priority automotive R&I initiatives in Horizon 2020
20th June 2012 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) calls for a number of priority automotive R&I initiatives in Horizon 2020 to support competitive and sustainable road transport and for these initiatives to be supported by a substantial budget that reflects the sector’s social and economic contribution to Europe.
Rémi Bastien, Chairman of EUCAR, today set out the association’s recommendations on Horizon 2020 to an audience of MEPs and stakeholders at a seminar in the European Parliament. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation from 2014-2020. Presenting the recommendations,
Mr Bastien highlighted the importance of...