Future Transport and Mobility

The major challenge in the Transport sector is the transformation towards zero emission in all possible modes of transport. Ultimately, this means vehicles, vessels and airplanes, which are either electric, hydrogen fuelled and/or the use of a biobased or renewable fuel. Other challenges are: autonomous driving and new mobility concepts.

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The LONGRUN project is an innovation project (LC-GV04-2019). Development of efficient and environmentally friendly LONG distance poweRtrain for heavy dUty trucks aNd coaches.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch was hired by seven (7) heavy duty OEMs and four (4) leading research organisations to write and compile the grant application. After approval of the project, Uniresearch has become responsible for the project management and leading partner in the dissemination, exploitation and communication.

Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte
Grant Consultant
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LONGRUN will implement innovative solutions into demonstrator vehicles, powertrains and engines, and to demonstrate and assess them within specific use cases. LONGRUN will contribute to lower the impacts with 10% energy saving (TtW) and related CO2, 30% lower emission exhaust (NOx, CO and others), and 50% Peak Thermal Efficiency. A second achievement will be the multiscale simulation framework to support the design and development of efficient powertrains, including hybrids for both trucks and coaches. With the proposed initiatives a leading position in hybrid powertrain technology and Internal Combustion Engine operating on renewable fuels in Europe will be guaranteed. A single solution is not enough to achieve these targets. The LONGRUN project brings together leading OEMs of trucks and coaches and their suppliers and research partners to publish major roadmaps for technology and fuels in time for the revision of the CO2 emission standards for heavy duty vehicles in 2022 to support decision making with most recent and validated results and to make recommendations for future policies.

Facts & Figures
  • Acronym: LONGRUN
  • Start date: 1 January 2020
  • Duration: 42 Months
  • Total budget: 33.0 M€
  • EC funding: 24.9 M€
  • EC contract number: 874972

The project consortium consists of 30 partners from 13 EU countries.