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EUCAR highlights key recommendations for the content and procedure of the 2016/2017 work programmes of Horizon 2020

Brussels, 14 January 2015 - EUCAR highlights key recommendations for the content and procedure of the 2016/2017 work programmes of Horizon 2020  EUCAR has issued its recommendations for the research and innovation content of the next work programmes of Horizon 2020 (for 2016 and 2017) directly to the European Commission. In addition we have issued a short paper highlighting some constructive recommendations for enhancing the procedures for future calls and work programmes.  In particular these are geared towards accelerating the process for starting Horizon 2020 projects and increasing their capacity to support future innovation in the automotive industry.  Recommendations for...
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EUCAR publishes its model consortium agreement for Horizon 2020

11th June 2014 - EUCAR publishes its model consortium agreement for Horizon 2020 EUCAR's model consortium agreement has been employed by EUCAR members and other entities in a large number of European co-funded projects.  It forms a solid legal basis for the partnership between beneficiaries and is adapted according to need depending on individual project criteria. Today EUCAR publishes a new version of its model consortium agreement compatible with the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and its model grant agreement.  The model consortium agreement was developed by EUCAR's Legal Group, comprising senior legal experts from the members, along with the EUCAR...
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JEC Consortium publishes revised Biofuels Study evaluating changes in potential to meet 2020 regulatory targets for renewable energy use and GHG savings in transport

16th April 2014 - JEC Consortium publishes revised Biofuels Study evaluating changes in potential to meet 2020 regulatory targets for renewable energy use and GHG savings in transport The JEC Consortium, which comprises the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) and the oil industry’s European association for environment, health and safety in refining and distribution (CONCAWE), published its original JEC Biofuels study in 2011. This update of the study, necessitated by significant changes in the boundary conditions, analyses potential compliance with the 2020 Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality...
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EUCAR participates in the Transport Research Arena conference

14th - 17th April 2014 - EUCAR participates in the Transport Research Arena conference From 14th to 17th April the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference takes place in Paris at CNIT in Las Défense. The TRA is the premier transport research conference in Europe, in which EUCAR and its members are playing a significant role. EUCAR's members are speaking in a number of the Plenary, Strategic, Scientific & Technical and Special sessions. In particular the following sessions have been arranged by EUCAR in partnership with other organisations: Invited session #1, 17:30 - 18:45 on 15th April: "Fuelling clean transport: the JEC Well-to-Wheels (WTW) methodology for comparing...
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Toyota Motor Europe is new EUCAR Member from April 2014

1st April 2014 - Toyota Motor Europe is new EUCAR Member from April 2014 The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automotive manufacturers in their common research activities, has confirmed Toyota Motor Europe as a new member as from 1st April 2014. This decision was confirmed recently by the EUCAR Council, comprising the senior research and advanced development executives of the European automotive OEMs. Toyota Motor Europe joins EUCAR as its 15th member company. The 2014 Chairman of EUCAR, Nevio Di Giusto, CEO of FIAT Research Center, expressed the views of the EUCAR Council, stating “Toyota brings to EUCAR substantial European and...
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JEC Consortium publishes version 4 of its definitive ‘Well-to-Wheels’ study on automotive fuel and energy pathways including new data on electric vehicles, shale gas and biofuels

25th March 2014 - JEC Consortium publishes version 4 of its definitive ‘Well-to-Wheels’ study on automotive fuel and energy pathways including new data on electric vehicles, shale gas and biofuels EUCAR and its partners in the 'JEC Consortium' today published version 4 of their 'Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Future Automotive Fuels and Powertrains in the European Context'.  The JEC Consortium comprises the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) and the oil industry’s European association for environment, health and safety in refining and distribution (CONCAWE). The first JEC Well-to-Wheel study was published in 2003...
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