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Efficient Urban LIght VEhicles

Objective

"EU-LIVE will provide a comprehensive European solution for the next generation of electrified, cost- and energy-efficient light urban vehicles to cope with the challenges of future personal urban mobility, based on both user needs and acceptance.

EU-LIVE will establish the ""EU-LIVE modular platform"", a systematic approach for efficiently designing, developing and building a wide range of L-category vehicles from more close-to-the-market to radically new ones. This comprises a set of modular electrified powertrain components and subsystems for PHEVs and BEVs, modular bodies (within the same L-vehicle class), and an integrated modular co-simulation platform to guarantee re-usability, flexibility and sharing of components as well as subsystems for L-category vehicles.

EU-LIVE will provide innovative solutions regarding cost-efficient, energy-efficient, low-emission and low-noise powertrains (in-wheel motors, novel highly efficient transmission for PHEV, 48V batteries + electric board net …) and future-proof, flexible and scalable vehicle architectures. To leverage expertise beyond the consortium, an open innovation contest for a radically new light vehicle based on the EU-LIVE modular platform will be carried out. Eventually, both real and virtual full-vehicle demonstrators (L5e PHEV 3-wheeler beyond EURO 5, L3e BEV 2-wheeler, L6 BEV 4-wheeler) will be shown.

By its modular approach and the efficient transfer of expertise from high-volume automotive to low-to-medium-volume light vehicle industry, EU-LIVE will enable economies of scale, therefore overcoming a major barrier to affordable light urban vehicles. Through its excellent partner consortium - including 2 OEMs and several key suppliers - EU-LIVE is able to credibly provide a clear route to market for a range of different L-category vehicles which feature series producibility, attractive cost-of-ownership, full comfort, safety and connectivity, for both European and non-European markets.
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Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 865 312,50

Participants (11)

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 601 726,25
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PEUGEOT MOTOCYCLES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 043 867,50
Address
103 Rue Du 17 Novembre
25350 Mandeure
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 579 575
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAMSUNG SDI BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 183,75
Address
Frikusweg 1
8141 Zettling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 313 711,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 847,50
Address
Loramendi 4
20500 Arrasate
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FKA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 468 293,75
Address
Steinbachstrasse 7
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPIRIT DESIGN - INNOVATION AND BRAND GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 236 500
Address
Hasnerstrasse 123 Stiege 1/4 Stock Top 1+2
1160 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 630 446,25
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRENI BREMBO Spa
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 375
Address
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELAPHE POGONSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 246 500
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)