Knowledge Transfer Partnership With Quattro Group

Driving the next generation towards zero carbon

The Centre for Future Clean Mobility partners with businesses to develop low-emissions, high-efficiency integrated power systems for applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and rail sectors.

Project overview

One of our most recent partnerships is with Quattro Group, a leading contractor providing maintenance and repair services in the rail, road and construction industries. CFCM and Quattro Group won funding for an EPSRC- and Innovate UK-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). 
Quattro teamed up with the CFCM to design a new clean powertrain for road rail vehicles. With the expertise on both sides we came together to make futuristic climate-friendly vehicles that are superior and impressively robust.
Rapid developments in ‘retro fitting’ were progressed throughout the two-year period of the KTP project, which involved taking diesel machines and changing them to electrification.
Quattro has successfully hybridised plant vehicles for use in road, rail and construction with a rolling improvement in knowledge and capability each time. Each vehicle is easier to maintain and better for the environment. Continuation of the project will involve investigation of whole systems that include electrified vehicles, advanced capabilities, charging points, battery packs, and solar units.

“The work I’m doing with Quattro in a KTP and EngD projects is exciting and I can see it making a huge change in emissions on the railways in the very near future”

“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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