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Greener road transport

We aim to increase energy efficiency of urban passenger transport and long-distance freight transport (pkm/kWh) by 80% and 40% (tkm/kWh) respectively. We also strive to increase the proportion of renewables in the energy pool to 25% for biofuels and 5% for electricity.

Research priorities

  • Technologies for reduced environmental and noise pollution of vehicles and their infrastructure
  • Cleaner, more energy efficient power trains; hybrid, electric technology and alternative fuels for transport applications
  • Developing advanced low-mass materials, structures and components for optimal environmental performance
  • Innovative ‘end of life’ strategies for vehicles, to maximise the recycling and reuse of their components and facilitate dismantling

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