Ford Motor Company – ACTIVE

Low carbon engines actively reducing CO2 emissions

Project Highlights

  • Accelerated the introduction of advanced low carbon engines in to the market
  • Focussed on main stream vehicle applications targeting significant CO2 savings
  • ACTIVE project developed and grew the UK supply
  • Increased UK’s capabilities in the application of advanced inline powertrain technologies
  • Wide collaboration involving car manufacturer, leading automotive research universities and respected automotive component and equipment supplier partners
  • Total project value £26.2 million with nearly half being funded through the APC

Project Consortium

  • Ford Motor Company Ltd
  • Raicam Clutch Ltd
  • Lubricants UK Ltd (BP)
  • Cambustion Ltd
  • Continental Automotive Trading UK Ltd
  • Loughborough University 
  • University of Bath
  • University of Nottingham
  • Unipart Powertrain Applications

Active participation across wide collaboration accelerates low carbon engines

ACTIVE was a wide-reaching collaborative R&D project being led by Ford to apply advanced powertrain concepts to significantly cut CO2 emissions to the 1.0L and 1.5L EcoBoost 3-cylinder gasoline engine. The programme also strengthened the UK’s engineering skills increasing capabilities in this area.

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