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Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler

Objective

L category vehicles should answer the demands for less energy consumption and affordability and represent an attractive solution in congested cities with scarce parking space. WEEVIL aims to develop a new L category 3-wheeler that is quiet, clean, energy efficient and safe, as well as attractive to the public so that the barriers for adopting it are minimized.
The new vehicle concept is an ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler, with a composite structure using new manufacturing processes for an affordable introduction of these materials in new vehicles. Modularity of elements (including battery packs), system integration and innovative vehicle architecture is considered in the vehicle design. The vehicle has a wheel width varying mechanism in order to allow adaptation to different speeds (wider at high speeds for stability, narrower at low speeds for space optimization and parking).
WEEVIL will provide a new electric vehicle concept with innovative design to allow the user to adapt the vehicle to higher speeds or lower speeds and/or parking. Its characteristics will be lightness and safety, with a strong use of composite materials through new and affordable processing methods. A new drive-train with improved energy efficiency will be incorporated, as well as new solutions on system integration such as modular battery packs.
WEEVIL solution will break the barriers for extended EV adoption in urban areas, i.e. vehicle capabilities and cost trade-off. A car-like comfort and driving experience in a reduced space (2-3 wheeler vehicle) is pursued.
By providing a feasible concept adapted to the users’ expectations, the European EV car pool would be significantly enlarged, providing the pursued benefits on air quality, noise and environmental protection and also bringing traffic congestion reductions and a potential dominance of the European industry in this market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 202 750

Participants (10)

COMARTH ENGINEERING SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 441,19
Address
Carill De Alejandrico 79
30579 Beniajan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IADA SRL ISTITUTO ARTE E DESIGN APPLICATI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 473 662,81
Address
Via Pisa 5/D
10152 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEKSAGON MUHENDISLIK VE TASARIM AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 737 000
Address
Levent 4 Is Kuleleri Kule 2 Kat 6
34330 Besiktas Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON AUTOMOCION S COOP

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 525 600
Address
Avenida Uribarri Etorbidea 19
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT MOTORYZACJI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 468 250
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 55
03 301 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
RPH S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 856,86
Address
Via E Mattei 2
42040 Campegine Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAGOR AUTOMATION S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 692 250
Address
Barrio San Andres 19
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS IRURENA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 677 000
Address
Carretera De Tolosa S/n
20730 Azpeitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAITEK SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 633,14
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 29
42049 Sant'ilario D'enza (Re)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CECOMP SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 956 500
Address
Via Michele Ponza 3
10121 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)