Cenex partners with TRL to deliver transport technology project

Cenex has announced that it is part of the consortium, led by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), which has been selected by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to deliver its Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration project. Cenex will be supporting the design and hosting one of the trial sites for the consumer and fleet vehicle trials.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said “We are delighted to be working as partners and alongside industry leaders in this TRL-led project. We hope that it will help us to understand how regular UK residents will use Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in real world situations; how they will charge them and what effect this will have on the energy system.”

The ETI will invest up to £5million in the two-year project which aims to understand how the UK energy system needs to adapt in order to accommodate and encourage greater adoption of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.

ETI project manager, Nick Eraut, said, “Light vehicles account for up to 20% of UK CO2 emissions and are a major contributor to congestion and urban air quality so it is important that emissions from the light vehicle sector are reduced if the UK’s 2050 emissions targets are to be met cost effectively.”