CO2 Reduction for long distance transport
CORE is a European founded project with the main objective to demonstrate a substantial reduction of CO2 emissions through improved powertrain efficiency with technologies having the potential to be implemented in production around 2020. The consortium consists of 16 partners from truck manufacturers, automotive industries and universities.
The main focus areas are improved engine concepts featuring variable valve actuation with new turbocharger systems, reduced friction and improved aftertreatment performance, specifically in the low temperature range. In addition, hybridisation and natural gas will be utilised. All results achieved will be evaluated over legislation test cycles and in real life driving cycles. The project will demonstrate three Diesel engines and one natural gas truck.
The project was completed on time and the progress was almost according to plan. The final results show that improved fuel efficiency is obtained in all sub-projects. The best experimentally achieved result is 13% reduced CO2, demonstrated on an CORE engine at EURO VI compared to an engine at EURO V legislation levels. Taking into account the recalibration of a EURO V engine to EURO VI emission legislation and combined CORE technologies, vehicle simulations show four different powertrain concepts with CO2 reductions in the target zone of 11-18% compared to current EUROVI engined vehicles. These results show that the CORE project reached its targets and has highlighted achievable path ways for CO2 reduction for long haul commercial vehicle applications.
For a summary of the achieved results see Reports, where Periodic Reports are found.
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