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Advanced High Volume Affordable Lightweighting for Future Electric Vehicles

Objective

By bringing together 21 partners including 7 major carmakers, 7 major suppliers, 2 SME's and 5 academia / research centres, ALIVE will develop directly exploitable knowledge on materials and design concepts which offer a high potential for significantly reducing the weight of vehicles for affordable application to high productions volumes, focusing on next generation Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Specifically ALIVE has set a target of achieving a 30% + 20% weight reduction for the untrimmed vehicle body together with a 25-30% weight reduction of the hang-on parts, chassis and main interior sub-systems. ALIVE strives to generate substantial, tangible innovation in terms of vehicle design, materials, forming & joining technologies, simulation & testing and includes an exceptionally ambitious physical validation activity that will not only deliver a full structural demonstrator of all modules addressed but which will also include destructive crash and durability testing executed on the assembled modules including the entire body.

The objective of the car manufacturers and the supply chain within the ALIVE consortium is to accelerate the take up of these innovative technologies, enabling their application in high volume EV production some 5 years earlier than would have been the case otherwise. Importantly the aim is to jointly exploit the potential economies of scale which can only be achieved via pre-competitive collaborative research by identifying and applying common solutions in terms of materials and their respective process technologies.

ALIVE is directly linked to a network of recently concluded, on-going and planned parallel activities and as such offers a coordinated platform within the context of the Green Car program for achieving an unprecedented level of impact with respect to increasing EU competitiveness through the development and uptake of real innovation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

VOLKSWAGEN AG
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 992 675
Administrative Contact
Milena Stoyanova (Ms.)

Participants (25)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 604 725
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 420 936
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sophie Poisson-Crombez (Ms.)
FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 560
Address
Nordsehler Strasse 38
31655 Stadthagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Droege (Mrs.)
FKA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 596
Address
Steinbachstrasse 7
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Micha Lesemann (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 305 236
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 72 521
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Van Genechten (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 540 301
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 195 836
Address
Abbey Road Whitley
CV3 4LF Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Hutt (Mrs.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 148 618
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Thorn (Dr.)
MAGNA STEYR ENGINEERING AG & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 219 528
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 317
8041 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Mag. Seebacher (Mrs.)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 255 525
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bizal Robert (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 338 703
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Nuñez Fernandez (Mr.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 922
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Häußler (Mr.)
PORSCHE ENGINEERING GROUP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 941
Address
Porschestrasse
71287 Weissach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Klose
AUSTRIA METALL
Austria
EU contribution
€ 331 995
Address
Lamprechtshausnerstrasse 61
5282 Braunau Am Inn Ranshofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Uffelmann (Dr.)
VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 385 642
Address
Voestalpine Strasse 3
4020 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabell Duckham (Mrs.)
GEORG FISCHER AUTOMOTIVE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 339 415
Address
Amsler Laffon Strasse 9
8201 Schaffhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael C. Just (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 046
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Raatz (Dr.)
BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 353 026
Address
An Der Talle 27-31
33102 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörn Tölle (Dr.)
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 147 330
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Bax (Mr.)
COSMA ENGINEERING EUROPE AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 293 856
Address
Puchberger Strasse 267
2722 Weikersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Juricek (Mr.)
MAGNA EXTERIORS & INTERIORS MANAGEMNT GMBH*

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 671
Address
Kurfurst Eppstein Ring 11
63877 Sailauf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Laux (Dr.)
MAGNA EXTERIORS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 765
Address
Kurfurst Eppstein Ring 11
63877 Sailauf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Fischer
MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 317
8041 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Redecker (Dr.)
Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Renault (Dr.)