Our Vision

The Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE) Network+ is a £1M EPSRC-funded multidisciplinary project addressing the challenges of implementing an electrified, cost-effective and holistically operating transport sector for the UK.

The DTE Network+ brings together academia, industry and the public sector to address the challenges limiting the current implementation of an electrified, integrated transport system across the automotive, aerospace, rail and maritime sectors. The DTE Network+ will explore drivers for change within the transport system including technological innovation, individual mobility needs and economic requirements for change, alongside environmental and social concerns for sustainability and consider the role, social acceptance and impact of policies and regulations to result in emissions reduction.  

This integrated whole system approach will address short, medium and long-term time-frame challenges, using a multi-layered approach covering the electricity supply system, future charging and electrification infrastructure, and associated vehicle technologies. Electricity networks and transport are increasingly interacting in an unprecedented manner with potential to give rise to a new merged industry.  

The network will develop and sustain an interdisciplinary team to solve these challenges and have the ability to respond quickly to changes in the transport and energy landscape. The DTE Network+ contains mechanisms to support early career researchers and dedicated work streams enabling us to widen the dissemination of results and is expected to transform current practices relating to the decarbonisation of transport. 

The DTE Network+ will pioneer new ways of engaging and participating with end-users, government, and industry at strategic and local levels. We aim to have high visibility of our research work, to develop extensive user and stakeholder engagement, identify multiple dependencies between players and to produce transferability for the full exploitation of the results. The DTE Network+ will also work with SMEs to explore opportunities for exploitation of results.

DTE Network+ is part of Cut Carbon hub, a major £5m investment in decarbonising transport by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Five Decarbonising Transport Networks have been funded to bring together expertise from across academia and industry to lay the groundwork for the use of low carbon technologies across the road, rail, marine and air networks. 

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