Cleanest engine of the future

From 2016-04-20 00:00:00 to 2019-08-20 00:00:00

The purpose of this prize is to stimulate the development of next generation engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels. This should reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible in order to improve air quality issues in European cities, while at the same time delivering better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions under the same realistic test conditions. This prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by future new vehicles using either gasoline or diesel fuels and their low biofuel blends available on the market. While hybridisation and electrification are expected to play an important role, the reduction of emissions by conventional engines will still be important. The Horizon Prize for the Cleanest Engine of the Future will be awarded to participants coming up with a solution integrated in a system prototype, which will be able to demonste reduction of emissions of pollutants and lowering fuel consumption in real driving conditions without affecting the operational capabilities of the vehicle.The contest will be open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities. The target audience are individuals, SMEs, research centres, universities suppliers of components and car manufacturers. Prize amount is expected to be € 3.5 million.The contest was launched on 20 April 2016 with a deadline on 20 August 2019 at 17.00 h. CET. Potential participants are encouraged to register for the contest by 20 May 2019. Prize will be awarded in early 2020.