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The Electric Vehicle revOLUTION enabled by advanced materials highly hybridized into lightweight components for easy integration and dismantling providing a reduced life cycle cost logic

The Electric Vehicle revOLUTION enabled by advanced materials highly hybridized into lightweight components for easy integration and dismantling providing a reduced life cycle cost logic

Objective

Hybrid-EVs and Full-EVs on the market are products where the Internal-Combustion-Engine (ICE) is supplemented by an electric-motor (HEV) or replaced by an all-electric power-train (FEV). Neither approach address lightweight or modularity inheriting the same disadvantages as conventional ICEV - Electrification of mobility must face a conceptual rEVOLUTION! This project breaks the paradigm of current Body-in-White (BiW) by delegating the whole structural function to a novel BiW archetype made up of a central cell, including Multifunctional-Rolling-Chassis (MRC) enabled by a new generation of highly-hybridized structural components and complemented by a severe-crash-dimensioned front end plus a modular rear end. This concept will be the common basis for a family of user friendly vehicles differing by changing only the rear end according to the customer demand. Advanced materials will enable the development of novel super-lightweight hybrid components complying with safety standards and recycling constraints, and enable the design of the innovative MRC for FEV leading to a further weight reduction of 40% over that achieved using the current state of the art in the SuperLIGHT-CAR project. The EVolution goal is to demonstrate the sustainable production of a 600 kg weight FEV by the end of 2015. To this end EVolution addresses the whole vehicle by prototyping, assembling, and disassembling, the most representative components (MRC, crash cross-beam, crash box, suspension sub-frame, side-door, A-pillar, and a multifunctional-hard-top) made from raw polymers and aluminum alloys commonly used in the automotive industry, to ensure compliance with EC Directive 2000/53/EC ‘End-of life vehicle’ which imposes stringent requirements on the disposal and recycling of motor vehicles. Guaranteeing the safety and regulatory compliance, with a weight saving of 50%, each component chosen will prove, mutatis mutandis, the revolutionary potential of the EV solution in all components employed today in current high volume production.
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Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 808 520

Administrative Contact

Lone Varn Johannsen (Ms.)

Participants (24)

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PININFARINA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 982 164

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 248 682,50

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU CHIMIE SI PETROCHIMIE ICECHIM

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 209 880

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 321 385

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 492 606

LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 247 520

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 209 140

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 268 400

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 808

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 303 120

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 937 625

EURO MASTER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 200

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 341 920

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 92 375

RITOLS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 160 800

ABN PIPE SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 197 280

FUNDACION CIDAUT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 716 081,50

POHLTEC METALFOAM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 242 700

Dow Europe GmbH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 339 475

INNOVAZIONE AUTOMOTIVE E METALMECCANICA SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 534 800

KGR SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 400

FPK LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES S.COOP.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 559 460

Dantec Dynamics GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 225 500

POLE VEHICULE DU FUTUR

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314744

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 438 488,67

  • EU contribution

    € 8 933 842

Coordinated by:

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark