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CABLED electric car project


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With dwindling fossil fuel resources and the threat of global warming, there is a requirement to move transport away from oil-based fuels.

Date and Time

28 February 2013 - 18:00-20:00


Coventry, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire local network.

About this event

With dwindling fossil fuel resources and the threat of global warming, there is a requirement to move transport away from oil-based fuels. Electric vehicles provide for low emission and can utilise “green electricity” generated from renewable resources and fuels such as hydrogen. The question is ‘Do consumers want such electric cars?’

The Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Vehicle Demonstrator (CABLED) consortium is the UK’s largest trial of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles with real people driving them.  In addition, it is the only project which considers Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles, allowing the range of electric cars to be  extended from 60 to 200 miles and the filling time shortened from 6 hours to 3 minutes.

The project is making ultra low carbon vehicles available to a wide range of real world users and collecting data on their everyday use.  100 consumers drove the cars and showed that typically 3 journeys were undertaken each day, 10 minutes long on average. Many interesting results were collected especially on the charging infrastructure necessary to plug-in the cars at home and work.

Professor Kendall will outline the progress made in the design and operation of electric cars and discuss the results of the CABLED project to date. He will discuss new EU projects which will further extend these trials.


Prof. Kevin Kendall, University of Birmingham


The lecture is being held in the Ramphal Building, the campus map is available to download online.


18:00 - 18:30 
Networking buffet to follow.

Additional information


The IET Coventry and Warwickshire Network joint with IMechE, IMI ad BCS. 


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