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Prof. Dr. Stefan Pischinger
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 30.06.2023
EU contribution:
24.986.680 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874972.  


Development of efficient and environmental friendly LONG distance powertrain for heavy dUty trucks aNd coaches


In recent years, climate change has shot to the top of the world’s agenda. To combat climate change, many new technologies have been developed. Despite this, a certain field has been left largely untouched. The long-haul transport sector is one of the biggest contributors to global warming, the emissions caused by vehicle fuel consumption being one of the most serious threats to the climate. The EU-funded LONGRUN project aims to combat this problem by contributing to the decrease in the pollution caused by heavy-duty vehicles. It plans to do this by developing an assortment of different engines, drivelines and demonstrator vehicles which release fewer emissions. The end goal is an acceleration of the transition to alternative and renewable fuels.


  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • DAF Trucks N.V., Netherlands
  • FPT Industrial S.P.A., Italy  
  • Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirketi, Turkey
  • Irizar S. Coop., Spain
  • IVECO S.p.A., Italy
  • Volvo Technology AB, Sweden
  • VDL Enabling Transport Solutions, Netherlands
  • Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering, Belgium
  • AVL List GmbH, Austria
  • Eaton Elektrotechnika s.r.o., Czechia
  • Garrett Motion Czech Republic S.r.o., Czechia
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A., Spain
  • IFP Energies nouvelles, France
  • AVL MTC Motortestcenter AB, Sweden
  • Neste Oyj, Finland
  • Primafrio S.L., Spain
  • Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany
  • Siemens Industry Software S.A.S.
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Total Marketing Services S.A., France
  • Umicore AG & Co. KG, Germany
  • Uniresearch B.V., Netherlands
  • JRC – Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Belgium
  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium