International Collaboration to deliver new electric vehicles

A WrightBus operating in London

An EPSRC-NSFC innovate partnership under the Low Carbon Innovation Programme between Queen’s University of Belfast and Harbin University of Technology has led to the development of an innovative lab looking at novel vehicle battery technology. A partnership with Northern Ireland’s leading bus operator WrightBus is now developing a new fleet of zero-emissions buses for Belfast, demonstrating a capability to produce commercially viable green battery technology, a priority of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.

WrightBus has also received funding from Innovate UK for the development of mild hybrid architecture for fuel efficient buses.