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Design of Electric LIght Vans for Environment-impact Reduction

Objective

CO2 emissions, noise emissions and other negative impacts caused by present urban delivery concepts and specifically by the delivery vehicles are unsustainable in present and future European urban life. Fully electric light delivery vehicles (LDV) not only offer zero local CO2 emissions and close-to-zero noise emissions.

The change in propulsion technology from ICE to electric powertrains will lead to the integration of new components and systems, while others undergo changes or become obsolete. The possibility to integrate the electric motor into the wheel further increases the design freedom, especially if also suspension and regenerative braking can be integrated into it. This opens up new freedom in design and clears the way for new urban delivery vehicle concepts. DELIVER is to produce and physically showcase design research results that allow for full exploitation of this new freedom, while responding to changing future market demands.

To achieve this key objective, the project generates, investigates and analyzes innovative design concepts for electric LDVs with motorized wheels. It delivers a range of advanced architectures which enable at least the same high level of intrinsic safety as known from current best in class conventional vehicles at minimal weight, maximised energy efficiency (40 % better than best-in-class ICE benchmark), optimized ergonomics & loading space at affordable costs as well as acceptable levels of comfort and driving performance.

The program will culminate in a driving concept validation vehicle which will embody the optimum integration of systems as researched during the design and development stage. The purpose of the vehicle is to validate the research results with the highest degree of reality possible within the budget. Some specific targets will be verified by simulation such as crash.

DELIVER can achieve substantial impact due to the strong involvement of leading industrial partners.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 697 510,10
Administrative Contact
Micha Lesemann (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 597,50
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 643 110,50
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Siebeneich (Mr.)
LEC 2 LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 782,90
Address
Leaze Road 17 Kingsteinston
TQ12 3JR Newton Abbot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colin John Smith (Mr.)
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 334 538,50
Address
Route Louis Braille 10
1763 Granges Paccot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Varenne (Mr.)
CELAYA,EMPARANZA Y GALDOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Artapadura 11
01013 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Cantero (Mr.)
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 59 275
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Barrera (Ms.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 81 331,25
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christer Karlsson (Dr.)
HPL PROTOTYPES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 477 110
Address
Quenns Road 15
CV13DE Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Bolton (Mr.)
CADEM CAD/CAM DESTEK MERKEZI VE BILGISAYAR SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 124 685,25
Address
Burhaniye Mahallesi Tasocaklari Cikmazi 1 Beylerbeyl Uskudar
Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Serdar Emre (Mr.)
MOBIT BILISIM ELEKTRONIK VE KONTROL SISTEMLERI DIS TICARETI VE AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 28 653
Address
Yeni Londra Asfalti Yilanli Ayazma Caddesi Kat 4 Cevizlibag Zeytinburnu 23
34380 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Furgan Ekinci (Mr.)