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Project in Focus: AEROFLEX

The European Green Deal and our ambition towards climate neutrality make CO2 emission reduction and road transport efficiency a priority without alternatives.  Especially for commercial vehicles, this will remain a significant challenge in the years to come. For this reason, the EUCAR members DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile, coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, collaborate in the AEROFLEX project, developing new technologies, concepts and architectures for future heavy goods vehicles. By optimising aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems, these vehicles shall demonstrate a reduced carbon footprint while improving road transport efficiency and...
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Launch of 11 co-programmed partnerships at European R&I Days

In the 3rd edition of European R&I Days, 23 and 24 June 2021, the EU launched 11 co-programmed European Partnerships. This highly anticipated session featured a signature ceremony of the Memoranda of Understanding with messages from EC Commissioners for innovation, energy, mobility, competition, internal market, foresight and the green deal (see press release).  The Partnerships will tackle global challenges such as climate change, mobility and digital transformation. EUCAR’s ambition as a partner in Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM), Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO), and Industrial Battery Value Chain (Batt4EU) is driving R&I cooperation to...
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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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