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Coordination Action "CAPIRE"

CAPIRE is a Coordination Action within the framework of the European Green Cars Initiative and is intended to support the implementation of this PPP.

The project focuses on the definition of the potential Flagships projects which could foster the competitiveness of the European Automotive Industry in the domain of Transport Electrification as well as in the development of technologies and services to reduce the European CO2 footprint.

Major outcomes of CAPIRE will be a dedicated roadmap based on an elaborated and deep analysis of R&D needs, respective milestones and supporting measures. The goal is to increase by a joint approach of the involved economic sectors and the public authorities the competitiveness of European Automotive Industry in the domain of energy efficient, safe, non-polluting and CO2-free vehicles at the global scale. To be broad enough, this strategy has to be based on the three technology pillars of the EGCI:

  • Passenger cars and LCV: to reduce local pollution, emission of green house gases, and noise by accelerating electrification of vehicles and provision of a dedicated infrastructure for the connection to CO2-free energy sources
  • Trucks and Buses: to improve overall efficiency of transport of people and goods by the development of more effective vehicles, standardized load carriers and supporting ITS/ICT systems
  • Logistics: to increase the efficiency of goods transport by optimizing loading rate of trucks and mixing different energy saving transport vectors as rail transport and road transport.

The Consortium is lead by RENAULT and include as members AVL List (AT), CRF (IT), Volvo Technology Corporation (SE), VDI/VDE-IT (DE), Robert Bosch GmbH (DE), VALEO (FR), IBERDROLA (ES), Transport for London (UK), Continental Teves AG (DE), HIDRIA d.d. (SL), Procter & Gamble Eurocor (BE), TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH (DE), SOLARIS Bus & Coach (PL).

CAPIRE started on 1st December 2010. It is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General RTD and has a duration of 48 months.

Coordinator: Emma BRIEC (RENAULT sas)

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