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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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS
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AALBORG UNIVERSITET
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Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 808 520
Administrative Contact
Lone Varn Johannsen (Ms.)

Participants (24)

PININFARINA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 982 164
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Via Bruno Buozzi 6
10100 Turin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filippo Cappadona (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 682,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Elizetxea (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU CHIMIE SI PETROCHIMIE ICECHIM
Romania
EU contribution
€ 209 880
Address
Splaiul Independentei 202 Sector 6
060021 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Constantin Toader (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 321 385
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier (Mrs.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 492 606
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
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Research Organisations
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Anne-Lise Høg Lejre (Mrs.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 247 520
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ugis Cabulis (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 140
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Rodriguez Perez (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 400
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludwig Simone (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 808
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Lazzeri (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 303 120
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgios Lampeas (Prof.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 937 625
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
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Research Organisations
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Maria Onida (Dr.)
EURO MASTER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 200
Address
Via Rimini 7
59100 Prato
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Palarchi (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 341 920
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 92 375
Address
Batiment Eole, 1Er Étage - Rue Des Frères Wright 29
6041 Gosselies
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janos Vajda (Mr.)
RITOLS SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 160 800
Address
Dzerbenes Iela 27
1006 Riga
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peteris Cabulis (Mr.)
ABN PIPE SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 280
Address
Ctra.banos De Arteixo 48
15008 A Coruna
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesús Piñeiro Gómez (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 716 081,50
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Nuñez Fernandez (Mr.)
POHLTEC METALFOAM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 700
Address
Robert Bosch Strasse 6
50769 Cologne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Seeliger (Dr.)
Dow Europe GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 339 475
Address
Bachtobelstrasse 3
CH-8810 Horgen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Lutz (Dr.)
INNOVAZIONE AUTOMOTIVE E METALMECCANICA SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 534 800
Address
Via Nazionale Snc
66030 Santa Maria Imbaro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesca Di Paolo (Ms.)
KGR SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 400
Address
Via Luigi Cibrario 13
10143 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Gaia (Mr.)
FPK LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES S.COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 559 460
Address
Pg Ugaldeguren Ii Poligonoa
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Martinez-Cue (Mr.)
Dantec Dynamics GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 500
Address
Kaessbohrerstrasse 18
89077 Ulm
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Reinhard Schubach (Dr.)
POLE VEHICULE DU FUTUR

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France
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Rue Armand Japy 15
25460 Etupes
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Chican (Mr.)