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10 Sep 2014

Loughborough lead £3m drive to improve Low Carbon Vehicle technologies

Loughborough University is set to lead a £3.3m research project aimed at improving the technologies that will propel the next generation of low carbon vehicles.

The four year project, called ELEVATE (ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced TEchnolgy) will look to develop better materials for energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors, along with better diagnostics for fuel cells.

More efficient devices are needed to power low carbon vehicles – from improved  economy conventional cars, to hybrids, battery and fuel cell electric vehicles -  to help the government meet its 2050 target for reducing CO2.

The team of academics and researchers also aims to come up with a way of allowing the mass charging of electric vehicles without crashing the national grid.

The venture will be led by Loughborough University’s Professor Rob Thring with support from four other universities - Warwick, Oxford, Southampton and UCL.

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