CLEVER vehicle for urban transport
CLEVER (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport) is a £1.5 million collaborative project involving nine European partners from industry and research, part of which is under development at the University of Bath’s Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control.
Designed to run on compressed natural gas, the vehicle would not only help preserve stocks of oil but would emit less polluting carbon dioxide than conventional cars. It’s single cylinder 230cc engine is capable of going 62 mph with a range of about 125 miles all the while emitting less than 60 g/km of CO2.
Because it does not run on petrol or diesel, it would not be liable for the congestion charge in London, or any other city where the charge is likely to be adopted and at just over three feet (1 metre) wide, three feet less than a medium sized conventional car, this reduced width means more efficient parking bays, and the possibility of narrower lanes for such vehicles.
Currently only a prototype, it is expected to cost in the region of £6,500 if put into production.
Via Green Upgrader