Publications

European Council finalises its position on Horizon Europe

On Tuesday 29 September 2020, the EU Research Ministers adopted the European Council’s position on Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research and innovation for this decade. This agreement is an important step forward towards final adoption of Horizon Europe. EUCAR Director, Stefan Deix, said: “This is highly relevant for us all. We need an effective framework to leverage investments. 60% of Horizon Europe should be dedicated to global challenges and industrial competitiveness. We need to prioritise climate, energy and mobility, together with the digitalisation of our industry.” Let’s shape Horizon Europe...
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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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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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EUCAR Project Book 2020 launched

The European Council for Automotive Research & Development (EUCAR) has published the 2020 edition of the project book. The full document is available in electronic format to be able to update its contents during the upcoming year. The EUCAR project book contains an overview of all the current research and innovation projects in our priority fields for ‘Safe and integrated mobility’, ‘Sustainable propulsion’, ‘Affordability and competitiveness’ and ‘Commercial vehicles’. All our projects are the result of combining forces in order to devise strategies and find solutions for a better society: improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the road transport to...
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Automotive research and innovation delivering new era of mobility

Press Release Automotive research and innovation delivering new era of mobility The future of road transport is being redefined by digitalisation and automation. This will change how we move from A to B, and the way vehicles are used, sold and owned in the future. Connectivity will enable entirely new levels of cooperation between all players in the mobility sector, including vehicle operators, road users and authorities. Brussels, 8 November 2019 – The incredible pace at which the automotive industry is transforming, and the key role that research and innovation (R&I) play in this, was highlighted at the EUCAR conference ‘Navigating a New Era of Mobility’ in...
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