Ground breaks for £30 million clean transport lab on university’s Tech Park


Work has begun on a clean transport lab on Coventry University’s Technology Park, heralding the start of a £30 million collaboration between the university and German-based international engineering service provider FEV.

The new low carbon technology centre is being built next door to the university’s recently-launched £7 million National Transport Design Centre (NTDC), creating a cluster of transport-focused research and development facilities on the Technology Park.

Activity in the centre will focus on testing and improving performance and emissions on a range of different powertrain concepts, including hybridized, electric, conventional and alternative fuel propulsion systems.

Vice-chancellor Professor John Latham said: “This new centre represents another boost to the university’s and the city’s rich portfolio of transport research and development activities.”