Contrary to popular belief, the electric vehicle may be more damaging to the environment than initially perceived.
This is because they are powered by electricity from a grid which has still not been decarburized, and they contain rare earth permanent magnets. The ETN DEMETER Marie Skłodowska-Curie project, managed by KU Leuven, investigate whether electronic vehicles and their strong magnetic materials in fact environmentally friendly and are they economically feasible by developing innovative, eco-friendly solutions for both electronic vehicles that are already on the market and thoseof the future.
The ETN DEMETER video shows a perfect example on how the various projects under the Horizon 2020 programme can attract more attention. The DEMETER video, featuring Early Stage Researcher Gwen Bailey (KU Leuven, Belgium), was made in collaboration with Storyrunner. Gwen is also part of the Researchers at school and at university (Re@ct!) pilot project in Belgium managed by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.