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RECONFIGURABLE LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Project description

A less polluting means of moving

Emissions from the transport sector are a major contributor to climate change. Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is also the main cause of air pollution in the cities. To address this situation, the EU-funded REFLECTIVE project will develop and test an innovative, modular vehicle concept tailored for urban usage needs. This new vehicle will be zero-emission, compact and safe. More specifically, this new vehicle will be electric, modular and scalable with reconfigurable interiors. Not only will this new vehicle meet the highest quality standards, it will also be affordable (making it irresistible for any urban environment).

Objective

Transport related emissions and urbanisation are creating an unparalleled demand for less polluting and efficient means of moving. Tackling the challenge is imperative and it calls for comprehensive understanding of the landscape, its every aspect and innovative mindset.
It is a well-known fact that electric vehicles are a big part of the solution (combined with renewable energy production). We aim at developing and demonstrating an innovative, modular vehicle concept that is just perfect for the urban needs: zero emission, compact, safe and rightsized for the mission. Furthermore, we aim at intensifying the utilisation of the vehicles through versatile designing to promote, e.g. multipurpose usage and shared concepts.
The key technical innovations of our RECONFIGURABLE LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE, REFLECTIVE, vehicle are: 1) modular, scalable, electric powertrain and reconfigurable interiors fit from L7 quadricycles to M1/A vehicles; 2) supreme structural and active safety proven in Euro NCAP crash test and real life experiments of our L7 demonstrator vehicles; 3) added usability and comfortability through adaptable charging solution combining conductive and wireless charging and limited automated features.
To conclude, we aim at introducing a L7 demonstration vehicle that meets the highest quality and safety standards with an affordable price making it an irresistible choice for any urban environment and use case. No such solution exists at the market and our primary aim is to bridge this gap.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-GV-2020

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 106 124,48
Address
TEKNIIKANTIE 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
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Total cost
€ 1 106 124,48

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