US aims to ensure national emissions standards

The US plans to settle an agreement on vehicle efficiency standards to ensure consistent rules in all 50 states. Donald Trump’s administration aims to bring federal regulators, carmakers and California officials together to reach a consensus on emissions levels – this would allow manufacturers to avoid having to design cars for varying regulations among states. […]

Volvo’s new hybrid truck could slash emissions by 30%

Volvo’s first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul journeys could slash fuel consumption and emissions by 30%. The Volvo Concept Truck uses a hybrid powertrain to store energy when driving downhill or braking, which is then used to power the vehicle in electric mode on flat roads and shallow gradients. This highly efficient engine system is further aided by the truck’s aerodynamic […]

Low emission freight projects win £20m share

The winners of a £20 million programme to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality have been unveiled. A total of 20 companies will share the funding under the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial for innovative ways to deploy low and zero emission vehicles. Winning projects include a scheme to increase battery range for […]

Got an idea for low carbon vehicle technologies?

Funding worth up to £25 million is up for grabs to develop low carbon automotive technologies. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK are investing the money through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The APC6 competition is seeking proposals for collaborative research and development projects. Technology areas include internal combustion engines, […]