LIBERTY coordinator Eduardo Miguel presented LIBERTY project at the European Conference on Results from Road Transport Research (RTR conference), taking pace from February 14-16 in Brussels, Belgium. LIBERTY focusses on the areas of lifetime, increased range, battery safety and sustainability. The project aims to develop a battery pack that will have the same useful life as those of current combustion engines, i.e. up to 20 years or 300,000 km. The current state of the LIBERTY innovations developed in this respect was presented by Eduardo.

In the session “Next generation of battery pack for BEV & PHEV” the three other COLLOBAT Cluster projects MARBEL, HELIOS and ALBATROSS were presented. The session was moderated by Martha Gialampouke, project adviser from CINEA and also the Project Officer from LIBERTY project and Denise Tapler, Development Engineer Battery at AVL.

Edu had interesting discussions with EU personnel and industrial stakeholders, sharing a a wide variety of perspectives towards EU project innovations!

The RTR conference brought together around 400 experts in the road transport sector from all over Europe was organised by the EC in the collaboration with 2Zero, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the CCAM Association.

The conference focused on Horizon 2020 projects’ results and expected impacts, as well as next essential research steps in the areas for road transport: Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Automated Road Transport.