10 Jan EU-Live
Developing a systematic approach for designing, developing and constructing L-category vehicles for urban areas (2-, 3- and 4-wheelers)
6.7 m EUR · 06/2015 – 05/2018
Horizon 2020 · 12 partners
VIRTUAL VEHICLE, Continental, Peugeot Motorcycles, PSA, etc.
Future urban mobility calls for more space for people and less space for cars as well as for environmentally compatible vehicle concepts, saving resources and minimizing local noise and air pollutant emissions. Motor vehicles in the L-category already offer an interesting complementary solution to public transport, walking and cycling. Yet, at present, L-category vehicles are still not sufficiently attractive to end users due to their relatively high prices.
EU-LIVE, a European R&D project funded by Horizon 2020, will provide a solution covering a wide range of L-category vehicles i.e. a comprehensive platform for the next generation of electrified, cost- and energy-efficient light urban vehicles. It will enable economies of scale by providing modular powertrains as well as bodies and an integrated co-simulation platform. Thus, EU-LIVE will enhance the competitive position of the export-oriented European vehicle industry and make an important contribution to a sustainable future mobility system.