Here is current research at Oxford relevant to the COP26 Zero-emission vehicles theme. To see what other areas of climate research Oxford academics are working on, have a look at our People page >>

Transforming Transport – UK Energy Research Centre

Dr Christian Brand leads the role of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) as a key partner of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). UKERC’s research programme builds evidence to inform decisions that shape the UK’s transition towards a net zero energy system and economy. More information on UKERC >>.

Park and charge – electric vehicle systems

Prof Tim Schwanen is leading the Power and Charge research team at the TSU, working with industry, to develop an alternative path to electric vehicle ownership and use for households without sufficient or appropriate parking to charge electric vehicles from their homes. More information on PnC >>.

Vehicle-To-Grid Oxford (V2GO)

Electric vehicles can deliver electricity from their batteries back into the grid, presenting new opportunities and value propositions for vehicle-to-grid power system services. Led by Prof Tim Schwanen, V2GO is developing, trialling and evaluating potential business models for UK fleet operators’ use of electric vehicles and their suitability for V2G charging. More information on V2GO >>.

Revolutionising vehicle batteries

Prof Patrick Grant is leading a team of five university partners and six industry partners to transform how electrodes for electric vehicle batteries are produced. By understanding how materials assemble as electrodes are cast, and developing new manufacturing tools, the consortium aims to usher in a new generation of smart, high performance electrodes, which could enable electric vehicles with a longer range and batteries that are more durable. For more information, see here >>.

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