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Automotive Mechatronic Baseline for Electric Resilient Ultra Light Vehicle

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604766

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 553 961

  • EU contribution

    € 2 562 300

Coordinated by:

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy

Objective

Ultra Light Vehicles (ULV) intrinsically have a better efficiency due to their improved transport capability per vehicle mass. Additionally improved driving dynamics performance can more easily be achieved because of the reduced mass.
However, the design of ULV sharing the same road with heavier cars represents a complex technical challenge for achieving acceptable safety levels. Furthermore, at present the additional purchase costs of a pure battery electric vehicle one as compared with a gasoline is more than 15000 Euros. Consumers buy a new vehicle because many and diverse reasons, including purchase price (one of the main concerns of the majority of buyers when approaching to purchase a new vehicle), depreciation rate, styling, performance and handling, brand preference and social image. However, car owners tend to underestimate the costs of running a vehicle. Although they are very well aware of fuel costs, road tax and insurance, they do not always account for servicing, repair and cost of depreciation. Therefore, if one is interested in comparing the cost of EV with other competing vehicle technologies the parameter of interest should be the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The project proposal AMBER-ULV aims to develop and integrate several innovative concepts, resulting from successfully completed R&D projects, giving a socially acceptable answer to safety concerns but not penalising the driving experience.

Coordinator

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Address

Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 408 340

Participants (10)

LMS IMAGINE

France

FORMTECH COMPOSITE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 836

NOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 312 099

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 521

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 256 840

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 136 415

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 243 387

NTU INTERNATIONAL AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 123 859

E.O.S. SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 407 443

SHERPA ENGINEERING SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 145 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604766

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 553 961

  • EU contribution

    € 2 562 300

Coordinated by:

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy