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  • Oiling the wheels of greener transportationexternal link
    <img hspace="5" vspace="5" border="1" align='left' width='150px' style='height:auto;' border="0" src="http://ec.europa.eu:80/research/headlines/news/images/16_03_15_small.jpg" alt="Big truck on the road">Burning rubber is the last thing a driver wants to do to save fuel. In fact, tyres account for up to 15&#37; of a vehicle's fuel consumption. An EU-backed project has developed new compounds, designs and treads for tyre manufacturing to slash this "rolling resistance" for the good of the transpo...
  • Going the extra mile with batteries that breatheexternal link
    <img hspace="5" vspace="5" border="1" align='left' width='150px' style='height:auto;' border="0" src="http://ec.europa.eu:80/research/headlines/news/images/27_02_15_small.jpg" alt="">A major challenge facing full electric vehicles is the limited range between charges. An EU-backed project has designed a new-generation battery that can potentially power a car for up to 500 km, instead of the current 150 km, before needing to be recharged. This breakthrough could encourage more people to buy elect...

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