In the COMET project Research Centre for Low Carbon Special Powertrain RC-LowCAP, Austrian researchers are working on minimizing CO2 emissions of small powertrains and drive units over the entire product life cycle. The international research consortium led by TU-Graz is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministries BMVIT and BMDW as well as the Provinces of Upper Austria and Styria and consists of 9 corporate and 4 scientific partners. RC-Lowcap deals with drives for two-wheelers, small automobiles as well as hand-held work and garden tools.