Project in Focus: LONGRUN

The LONGRUN project develops efficient and environmentally friendly long-distance powertrains for heavy-duty trucks and coaches. This confirms 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.

In its first year, the project has achieved two important milestones:

  • The range of tests to be performed has been defined to assess the achievement of LONGRUN expected impacts. This includes as well the main KPI’s and targets to be fulfilled during the validation, verification and independent assessment for the different tests. In total, three engines/drivelines, two long-distance coaches and three long haulage tractor units will be built by the partner OEM’s. Their performance will be evaluated in terms of efficiency, energy consumption, CO2 and pollutant emissions and noise emissions in urban zones.
  • The partners have defined four roadmaps: CO2 emission reduction, Thermal efficiency pathways, Emission reduction, and 10% energy savings through electrification. These roadmaps detailed the different steps and activities to achieve the main objectives of the project.

You can find the deliverables associated with those milestones, and more information on the project website: 

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, automotive industry, logistic providers and road authorities.