Newcastle University – scaling up electric transport

Newcastle University is enabling collaborative research in the development of electric transport, including for road, air and marine applications. As leader of a national network of four cutting-edge Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres, it is at the forefront of global efforts to develop the cars, planes and ships of the future. These Centres bring together the UK’s technology and manufacturing expertise in electrification research and development alongside open-access facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Focussing on the reduction in carbon emissions from transport, the University team is working alongside regional and national partners to scale up the use of electric motors around the globe.

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