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AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE

AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE

Objective

6 of the European carmakers (DAIMLER, VW, TME, CRF, VOLVO, Opel), under the coordination of EUCAR, have joined forces to commonly address the high cost issue of innovations in vehicle lightweighting, having identified it as the major bottleneck towards their implementation in vehicle series and mass production.
The AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE (ALLIANCE) has the ambition to develop novel advanced materials (steel, aluminium, hybrid) and production technologies, aiming at an average 25% weight reduction over 100k units/year, at costs of <3 €/kg. Additionally, ALLIANCE will develop a mass-optimizer software tool and a multi-parameter design optimisation methodology and process, aiming at an accelerated pre-assessment of technologies over existing designs in a holistic framework.
ALLIANCE will work on 8 different demonstrators of real vehicle models, 6 of which will be physically tested, aiming at market application by OEMs within 6 years from project end (in 2025). A transferability and scalability methodology will also be developed for results replication across other vehicle components and models in other segments.
ALLIANCE aims at becoming a central hub for innovation in lightweight design in Europe. To do so, it will establish an open inclusive framework towards external centres and clusters in this field, involving them in ALLIANCE development through an open lightweight design contest and dedicated workshops.
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Coordinator

DAIMLER AG

Address

Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 675 187,50

Participants (18)

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VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 618 650

ADAM OPEL AG

Germany

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 571 250

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 653 312,50

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 663 250

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 439 323,75

BATZ SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 475 500

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 674 807,50

RISE KIMAB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 371 502,50

INSPIRE AG FUR MECHATRONISCHE PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK

Switzerland

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 558 971,25

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 605 150

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 357 286,25

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 204 997,50

BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 257 562,50

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 932,50

NOVELIS SWITZERLAND SA

Switzerland

OPEL AUTOMOBILE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 637 088,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723893

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 017 278,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 981 772,50

Coordinated by:

DAIMLER AG

Germany