Projects in Focus
Project in Focus: ZEFES
The ZEFES project develops “Zero Emission Flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight EcoSystem”. It addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe.
On 11 May 2023 ZEFES held, as part of the Transport and Logistics 2023 conference, a seminar on zero-emission heavy-duty road transport: perspectives and innovation testing in real operations. At this event, ZEFES informed the participants about the vehicles, infrastructure, and logistics operations requirements to accelerate the adoption and...
Project in focus: ZEFES
Road freight transport is the backbone of the European economy and essential to the integrated European logistics and transport system. Road transport is by far the most important mode of freight transport, delivering goods across Europe quickly, efficiently, flexibly and cost-effectively. However, it causes negative externalities such as noise, CO2 and particulate matter emissions.
The ZEFES project (Zero emission flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight ecosystem) addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)...
Project in Focus: TranSensus LCA
The kick-off meeting for the TranSensus project took place on 1 February 2023, in Brussels and was attended by over 60 participants. During the event, Stefan Deix, the Director of EUCAR, delivered a keynote speech in which he emphasized the significance and expectations surrounding the TranSensus project and its contributing experts.
The TranSensus LCA project brings together EUCAR members, suppliers, and research organizations to achieve a common understanding of life-cycle assessments in the automotive industry. The project is particularly relevant for analyzing the environmental impact of zero-emission vehicles, such as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles...
Hi-Drive webinar: Code of Practice
On 17 February 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00, the Hi-Drive project will be hosting a webinar on the Code of Practice (CoP) for the development of Automated Driving Functions.
The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3 ‘Conditional Automation’ further up towards ‘High Automation’ by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. The focus is on testing and evaluating a variety of functionalities, from motorway chauffeur to urban chauffeur, analysed in various scenarios covering different driving cultures across Europe.
In the upcoming webinar, the Hi-Drive...
Project in Focus: CEVOLVER
Electrification of road transport plays a significant role to achieve the European Green Deal targets to decarbonise Europe by 2050. In the last years, there have been significant signs of progress in battery electric vehicles (BEVs), nevertheless, society's adoption of these technologies is constrained by user concerns about costs, range, charging times and available charging infrastructure.
The CEVOLVER project has addressed some of these challenges by assessing BEV design with affordable batteries sized for urban use, but still usable for comfortable long daytrips. On the more technical side, CEVOLVER maximises BEVs’ efficiency by optimising the thermal management of the vehicle’s...
Battery Innovation Days 2022
The Battery Innovation Days event brings together numerous key players and experts from the battery field, including representatives from the European Commission. The aim is to increase knowledge and encourage exchange around the latest developments in the European R&I Battery domain.
The agenda of the two-day event includes discussions around the battery passport; digital twins for manufacturing; how to improve BMS architectures in the automotive industry; the deep revision currently underway to develop post li-on battery technologies, and much more.
The hybrid event takes place on 13 & 14 September in The EGG congress and meeting center in Brussels and online.