Deadline: 2019-08-20 Award: €3,500,000 Open to: Individuals, SMEs, universities, etc.*
The purpose of this prize is to stimulate the development of next generation engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels. This should reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible in order to improve air quality issues in European cities, while at the same time delivering better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions under the same realistic test conditions.
Health impacts due to air quality issues in European cities need to be addressed in the long term along with the decarbonisation of transport.
This prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by future new vehicles using either gasoline or diesel fuels and their low biofuel blends available on the market. While hybridisation and electrification are expected to play an important role, the reduction of emissions by conventional engines will still be important.
The Horizon Prize for the Cleanest Engine of the Future will be awarded to participants coming up with a solution integrated in a system prototype, which will be able to demonste reduction of emissions of pollutants and lowering fuel consumption in real driving conditions without affecting the operational capabilities of the vehicle.