Project in Focus: LONGRUN

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches, confirming the commitment of the automotive industry to decrease CO2 emissions in road transport. The project brings together 30 partners, including three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, FPT-IVECO, and Volvo Group), from 13 countries across Europe, who are joining forces to achieve a more sustainable future.

The goal of this initiative is the reduction of real driving emissions and fuel consumption in the long-haul road transport sector. Within the project, the partners design and develop efficient powertrains, including hybrid electric solutions, for both passengers and goods. These solutions will be implemented into eight demonstrators (three engines with one hybrid driveline, two coaches, and three trucks). LONGRUN also works on improving the aftertreatment systems for alternative and renewable fuels, while optimising the auxiliary components asociated to the electric motors and battery. The LONGRUN project contributes to lowering the environmental impact of heavy-duty vehicles with high efficiency and with reduced CO2 and total exhaust emissions.

The project also includes concepts for connected and digitalised fleet management and operation to maximise the emissions reduction potential in electrified powertrains. The 30 partners will accelerate the transition from fossil-based fuels to alternative and renewable fuels and energy carries.

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874972.

Project facts:


Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
January 2020 42 months €33 million €25 million
Partners: Coordinator: FEV Europe
EUCAR members: DAF Trucks, IVECO, and Volvo Group.
Partners: 27 partners from universities, research centres, the automotive industry, logistic providers, and road authorities.