Brussels, 8th & 9th November 2011 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) assembled today in Autoworld, Brussels for its Annual Reception & Conference, emphasising the industry’s role in innovation and the need for enhanced automotive R&D in the future EU Framework Programme, Horizon 2020. European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Transport addressed the opening Reception, and highlighted how R&D must support transport policy goals and European industrial competitiveness.
Paul Mascarenas, Ford Chief Technical Officer representing EUCAR’s 2011 Chairmanship highlighted the contribution of the automotive sector to Europe and...
18th July 2011 - EU Research Commissioner visits European automotive manufacturers to see research in action.
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn made a field trip today to EUCAR, the European Council for Automotive R&D, for a demonstration of advanced vehicle technology. Automotive manufacturers showed first-hand how technologies supported by EU research funding are being developed, creating the innovations for future market launch.
Nine vehicles demonstrating advanced technology were available for display and driving at Ford’s Lommel Proving Grounds for a visit of the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and...
25th May 2011 - JEC Consortium publishes the final report of the JEC Biofuels Study
EUCAR and its partners in the JEC Consortium today published the final report of the JEC Biofuels Programme: “EU renewable energy targets in 2020: Analysis of scenarios for transport”. The JEC Consortium comprises the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, EUCAR (the European Council for Automotive R&D) and CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association for environment, health and safety in refining and distribution).
The JEC Consortium investigated the potential for biofuels and other alternative energy sources to achieve the 10% renewable energy target for the EU transport...