New InnovateUK Project: Advanced Trailers

Heavy Goods Vehicles are a vital component of the global economy but they also make a disproportionate contribution to noxious emissions and greenhouses gases.  Experts from Flexible Power Systems and Heriot-Watt University will investigate the possibilities for a more sophisticated design of trailer incorporating energy storage. Novel “pony express” logistics  where tractor units frequently swap trailers as part of a single journey will reduce the weight of batteries and balance the charging load on the national grid.

This project is funded by InnovateUK to the tune of £233K