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Low Carbon Vehicle Technology - Projects

We are currently running a wide range of R & D projects covering Low Carbon applications such as fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen power, ultralow carbon and zero emissions vehicle concepts and electric vehicles, transmission systems and lightweight materials.

All these projects are carried out in collaboration with industrial partners, with extensive support from One North East as part of their Low Carbon Economic Area programme. The projects are led by AMAP and University staff working in close cooperation with company engineers and often involving PhD research students.

The outcomes from these projects vary depending on the aims of the investigation. For example, the ECO2Trans project has led to the development of a prototype bus which will be trialled in the region and which it is hoped will ultimately be exploited by being manufactured within the region. Other projects have led to novel computer-based design and analysis tools which are currently being used in new vehicle design concepts. Details of these research projects have been disseminated at various International Conferences or published in International Journals.