Greener Transport

Greener Transport researc

People and freight are travelling more, further and faster every day, and the environmental cost is high (and not simply the contribution to climate change). The energy cost is high also, and natural resources (coal, oil, gas and even uranium) are finite and increasingly subject to political control.

Greener Transport at Newcastle University focuses on developing technologies to lower the environmental cost and drain on resources:

  • more efficient use of resources (lightweighting; drive system optimisation to reduce fuel consumption)
  • use of renewable energy sources (biofuels)
  • reduced emissions of noise, carbon and other pollutants (electric and hybrid vehicles; fuel cells)