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EPSRC Reference: EP/S032053/1
Title: Decarbonising Transport through Electrification, a Whole System Approach (DTE)
Principal Investigator: Cipcigan, Professor LM
Other Investigators:
Tricoli, Professor P Potoglou, Dr D Liang, Professor J
Luk, Professor PC Haddad, Professor A Featherston, Professor C
Smith, Professor H Morgan, Professor P Yuan, Professor X
Santos, Dr G Lawson, Dr CP Preston, Professor JM
Rana, Professor O Roberts, Professor C Tsourdos, Professor A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
ABB Group Aston Martin COST
EA Technology FTI Consulting Inst Electrical & Electronics Eng - IEEE
JingGe Electromagnetics Ltd National Grid NR Electric UK Limited
QUERCUS Investment Partners Ricardo Group Safran Power UK Ltd
Scorpion Power System Ltd Scottish Power Transport for London
Turbo Power Systems (TPS) Welsh Government WSP Group plc UK
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 September 2019 Ends: 31 December 2023 Value (£): 915,858
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Efficiency Sustainable Energy Networks
Sustainable Energy Vectors
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
02 Apr 2019 Decarb Transport Full Prioritisation Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form

The proposed multidisciplinary network for Decarbonizing Transport through Electrification (DTE) will bring together research expertise to address the challenges of interactions between energy networks, future electric vehicle charging infrastructure ( including roadside wireless charging, the shift to autonomous vehicles), electric and hybrid aircraft and electrification of the rail network. The DTE network will bring together industry, academia and the public sector to identify the challenges limiting current implementation of an electrified, integrated transport system across the automotive, aerospace and rail sectors. The network will develop and sustain an interdisciplinary team to solve these challenges, leveraging external funding from both public and private sectors, aiming to be become self sustainable in future and growing to establish an International Conference. The network will be inclusive, with a focus EDI and mechanisms to support colleagues such as early career researchers.

The DTE network will address low-carbon transport modes (road, rail and airborne) alongside associated electricity infrastructures to support existing and deliver future mobility needs, treating these as an integrated system embedded within the electricity energy vector with the goal of decarbonising the transport sector. It will explore drivers for change within the transport system including technology innovation, individual mobility needs and economic requirements for change alongside environmental and social concerns for sustainability and consider the role, social acceptance and impact of policies and regulations to result in emissions reduction. The network has three key "Work Streams" focusing on: (i) vehicular technologies; (ii) charging infrastructure; (iii) energy systems. These will be underpinned by cross-cutting themes around large scale data analysis and human factors. The network also has a dedicated Work Stream on people-based activities to enable us to widen our dissemination and impact across other communities. The outcome of the DTE network is expected to transform current practices and research in the decarbonization of transport (considering a number of different perspectives).

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