The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) aims at developing the knowledge and technologies essential for the transition from the current fossil fuel based transportation system to a sustainable one, featuring minimal CO2 output, primary energy demand as well as virtually zero-pollutant emissions.

Research carried out within SCCER Mobility is organized into five different Capacity Areas, focusing on battery systems, fuel cells and increasing the efficiency of internal combustion engines, minimization of vehicular energy demand, energy infrastructure for future mobility as well as the assessment of entire mobility systems.

The first funding period (2014-2016) concentrated on developing and testing new technological concepts. While this will continue in Phase II (2017-2020), a strong focus is also set on integrating competencies across the Capacity Areas along with transferring generated knowledge and technologies to other sectors. This will be promoted through cross-capacity projects as well as through close interaction with stakeholders from industry, transportation service providers and public authorities.

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More news on nacre-inspired materials

February 12, 2019 8:45 AM

Researchers in the Complex Materials Group (ETH Zurich) investigated the design principles of tough biological materials by studying nacre-inspired composites structured across three length ...

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ETH Mobility Initiative – new partner on board

February 4, 2019 8:59 AM

Siemens Mobility AG is the first industry partner to join the “Mobility Initiative”, which ETH Zurich initiated together with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in 2018. ...

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Law fulfilled, but still a long way from the target

January 28, 2019 10:11 AM

The EU plans to lower emission limits and require car manufacturers to decrease emissions from new vehicles by 37.5% between 2021 and 2030. Switzerland is likely to adopt this regulation as well. ...

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