Worldwide, there is a strong trend towards highly efficient, low emission vehicles. Factors that add to this trend are worldwide concern on: global warming and climate change, air quality and decreasing availability and dependency of fossil fuels.
In order to facilitate the transition from conventional fuel-driven vehicles towards electrically driven vehicles, there is a short(er) term need for advanced plug-in hybrids and electrical vehicles with range extenders for regular customer duty.
For this purpose, highly efficient, compact, clean and low cost engines are required. Such engines are to provide battery charging over longer trips and/or in areas where electric recharge infrastructure is not (yet) available. Furthermore, these engines should be consistent with the "zero emissions" label of electric vehicles.
The FUEREX project proposal covers all of the above mentioned aspects with the focus on the application in battery electric vehicles with range extenders, capable of using renewable bio fuels as well as regular fossil fuels.
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Project Public Flyer:
Newsletter issue 01
Newsletter issue 02
Newsletter issue 03
This project is co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EC.
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