Libralato engine awards
The Libralato engine design has been developed over 25 years by the genius of one man - Dr. Ruggero Libralato. It address one of the most urgent challenges facing humanity - how to radically reduce our oil dependency for road transport in a way which the average driver can afford? The limited range and high cost of batteries mean that pure electric vehicles will not be accepted by the majority of drivers, whilst it is not feasible to reduce the average fuel consumption and CO2 from conventional ICE powered vehicles by more than c.25%. The Libralato Town & Country hybrid powertrain is special because it offers the optimum balance between electric (urban) driving and ICE (extra-urban) driving.
Low CVP Technology Challenge
In Nov 2009, the Libralato engine was selected as one of 6 winners of the UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnerships Technology Challenge innovative technologies capable of reducing average vehicle CO2 to below 80 g/km. The award was presented by Richard Parry Jones, chair of the UK Automotive Council.
In 2011, the Libralato engine and the "Town & Country Hybrid" powertrain concept were shortlisted for a British Engineering Excellence award.
Seventh Framework Programme
In 2012, a European consortium led by Libralato Ltd. was successful in securing an £2m FP7 Green Cars Initiative project to develop a proof of concept engine prototype 2012 - 2014.
Make It In Great Britain Exhibition
In 2012, the Libralato engine was selected to take part in the "Make it in Great Britain" exhibition at the London Science museum, coinciding with the London Olympics.
AMSCI Proving Factory
In 2013, the Libralato engine was selected to take part in the UK Government supported Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) "Proving Factory" project, led by Productiv, Tata Steel and MIRA.
In 2014, Libralato and a consortium of partners led by RDM Group, were successful in a £3.5m Innovate UK proposal to develop the TC48 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Pitch to Rich
In 2015, Libralato was shortlisted in the Richard Branson 'Pitch to Rich' competition in the category of 'New Things'.