Europe, and especially UK, pay utmost attention to the tests about the electric and hydrogen trend. In fact, more than £4 million of new hydrogen testing contracts have been secured within the Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) at Coventry University.
The £50 million research centre, a joint investment between the university and global engineering consultancy FEV, is working with some of the world’s leading engine and vehicle manufacturers, electrification start-ups and UK and European research consortia to develop new solutions for e-mobility innovations and zero-emission drive systems.
The success of this venture has been made possible thanks to the close collaboration, with £3 million jointly invested over the last two years in the creation of a state-of-art hydrogen research, development and testing facility.
This facility is now capable of evaluating prototypes and pre-production hydrogen propulsion systems for use in trucks, coaches, off-highway machinery, ships, and trains, not to mention light to medium sized aircraft.
Simon Shepherd, Director of C-ALPS, commented: “The latest contracts take the total value of joint projects active and completed at C-ALPS to more than £20 million. This, along with the level of interest we are seeing from collaborators, is a sure sign that we have created the environment and expertise required to support UK companies in meeting future propulsion technology demands”.