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Super Light Architectures for Safe and Affordable Urban Electric Vehicles

Objective

URBAN-EV will apply innovative manufacturing technologies and materials to produce prototypes of a 2-seat urban electric vehicle with considerably enhanced autonomy vs. the SoTA EV of its kind, and a similar occupant safety level than normal passenger cars. Specifically, a purely electric range (in urban conditions) of 150 Km is targeted as well as a compelling acceleration time of 10 s for 0-100 Km/h. The platform where these innovations will be introduced is the Casple-EV, supplied by Casple, with an overall target weight of about 720 Kg including the battery.
In order to achieve the goals, the URBAN-EV consortium will design, manufacture and demonstrate new lighter architectures with enhanced engineering reliability for the principal systems of the vehicle such as chassis and body in white as well as several interior parts. Main construction materials will be light alloys and low cost polymeric composites, which will be combined using an advanced multi-material design approach. Complementary to the innovations in vehicle’s architecture, a braking system with enhanced energy recuperation capacity will be developed and demonstrated.
Furthermore, cost efficient, high integrity manufacturing processes will be applied, with a special focus in those able to deliver complex components, therefore being liable to execute more functions without increasing cost. An important characteristic of the manufacturing technologies of URBAN-EV is its high degree of maturity, being either “off the shelf” or covered in previous calls.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 597 661,71
Administrative Contact
Rüdiger Dorner (Mr.)

Participants (9)

FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 507 085
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Nuñez Fernandez (Mr.)
LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 236 665
Address
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse
5282 Ranshofen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Chimani (Dr.)
FONDERIA MASPERO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 601
Address
Via Ercolano 2
20900 Monza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fermo Maspero (Dr.)
GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 962
Address
Carretera Madrid Irun Km 244 8
09007 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Virginia Morales (Mrs.)
PST PRODUCTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 555
Address
Junkerstrasse 1
63755 Alzenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralph Schäfer (Dr.)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 933
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Bizal (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 11 898,29
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yucel Birol (Dr.)
CASPLE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 425
Address
Calle Alcalde Martin Cobos Sn Manzana L Nave 5 Barrio De Viallayuda
09000 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Rodriguez Rebollo (Mr.)
CREADORA NEW BUSINESS CONCEPTS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 525
Address
Calle Sol 14
37193 Cabrerizos Salamanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Podadera (Mr.)