We partner with businesses to develop low-emissions, high-efficiency integrated power systems for applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and rail sectors. Driving the next generation towards zero carbon.

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We stand at the forefront of the road to zero carbon

We specialise in developing new hybrid and electric powertrain technology for cleaner mobility of humans and goods.

We are committed to leading the next generation of clean mobility, which will make our streets, railways, farms, skies, seas and waterways, cleaner and greener. Recent projects have been funded by Innovate UK, ISCF, EPSRC and MarRI-UK.

How can we help your business or project?

Research & Development

We have expertise in design, assembly and test of hybrid and electric powertrains, across a range of vehicles and vessels, from passenger ferries to road-rail vehicles, to all-terrain military vehicles.


Our team can consult on all parts of your project. Additionally, our company collaborators have a wide range of test facilities from rail test tracks to test vessels and de-risked water testing areas.


We have experience with every stage of government funding leveraging from supply chain development, to bid writing, consortium development, lobbying and regulation compliance.

KTP & Student Projects

Every year through the University of Exeter we run multiple short student projects, allowing businesses to work with the next generation of engineers. We also work with KTPs to help organisations improve their competitiveness.

“Quattro Group plans to be the cleanest provider of professional services into the rail and construction sectors. Our work with Prof Chris Smith is central to our clean growth ambitions, and we’re pleased to be partners with CFCM at the University of Exeter.”
Bob Browning
Quattro Group

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Find out more about our excellent track records of innovative projects.

Powertrain Testing with Coastal Workboats

CFCM Research Assistants Soroosh Kianmehr & Jack Shanahan had an exciting time testing a new-build vessel from Coastal Workboats. The boat, named GUGH, was built by Coastal Workboats for Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

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CFCM International Trip to Canada

CFCM Director, Chris Smith & CFCM Head of Commercial & Strategy, James McNaughton were delighted to travel internationally to Canada to meet with a number of companies in the maritime sector that have a focus and interest in decarbonisation.

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“Ecomar and CFCM have been working closely together for a number of years and we have seen how the growth in clean maritime has gone from a trickle to a flood. Throughout that time we have been able to maintain advantages thanks to the advanced capability of CFCM and the close partnership we have developed. CFCM is a key partner in our drive to remove 10m Tonnes of CO2 from maritime industries and we intend to keep working with them for years to come.”
Eugene Bari
Ecomar Propulsion