The website highlights one research project, either already completed or in its final stage, among the 113 projects launched within the European Green Cars Initiative. A short article is dedicated to the project’s recent achievements, novel developments and results.

All the other projects of the EGVI and EGVI PPPs are listed in the Projects Database, with a link to their abstract on the project website.

ECOCHAMPS – European Competitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

How can we develop hybrid electric passenger cars and commercial vehicles that perform better, that emit less CO2 and that still will be more affordable? That was the topic of lively discussions at t...

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FREVUE – FReight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe project

Towards electric freight vehicles in European cities In the framework of the European project FREVUE (FReight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe), urban logistics operators tested fully electric veh...

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Epsilon project

Larger and more densely populated urban areas are causing new challenges to mobility systems in terms of congestion as well as pollutant and noise emissions. Funded by the European Commission within t...

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COSIVU – Compact Smart and Reliable Drive Unit for Commercial Electric Vehicles (July 2015)

COSIVU is an FP7 project financed within the program “ICT for electric vehicles”. (GA no: 313980). It is a three year project that started in October 2012 with a budget of 5,2 M€ and an EU contr...

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ODIN – Optimized electric Drivetrain by INtegration (March / April2015)

Overview One of the primary goals in the development of electric vehicles is to reduce the cost while ensuring performance and meeting automotive quality standards to reach market accep­tance. Usual...

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LISSEN – Lithium Sulfur Superbattery Exploiting Nanotechnology (February 2015)

  Main goal The project aims to develop a proof of concept battery, which can be scaled-up to industrial needs. Battery of study Lithium-Sulfur (very high energy density, 3730 Wh/kgsulfur, low co...

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EUNICE – Eco-design and Validation of In-Wheel Concept for Electric Vehicles (December 2014 / January 2015)

Motivation and Objectives The main objective of this project is the design, development and validation of a complete in wheel motor assembly prototype (electric motor, power electronics, reduction ge...

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eVADER – Electric Alert for Detection and Emergency Response (November 2014)

eVADER, (electric Vehicle Alert for Detection and Emergency Response), is a European Commission project in which a consortium, including academic institutions, OEM’s and Tier One suppliers, has stud...

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ELIBAMA – European Li-Ion Batteries Advanced Manufacturing (October 2014)

Motivation & Objectives Electric Vehicles (EVs) represent the future of sustainable road transport. Yet the path towards mass-scale production of large lithium-ion batteries, as necessary for ele...

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OPTIMORE – Optimised Modular Range Extender for every day customer usage (August/September 2014)

Motivation & Objectives The OptiMoRE project takes on the challenge to develop and optimize the concept of the fully integrated, range-extended, electrified light duty vehicle. Three different...

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e-DASH – Electricity Demand and Supply Harmonization for EVs (July 2014)

Overall Project Objective   The project “e-DASH” (Electricity Demand and Supply Harmonization for EVs) coordinated by Volkswagen aims at the design, development and validation of an innovat...

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HEMIS – Electric powertrain HEalth Monitoring for Increased Safety of FEVs (June 2014)

The electric powertrain HEalth Monitoring for Increased Safety of FEVs (HEMIS) is a European project under the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. The project started in June 2012 and ai...

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ESTRELIA – Energy Storage with lowered cost and improved Safety and Reliability for electrical vehicles (May 2014)

Project Duration: May 2011 – October 2014 The project ESTRELIA provides building elements contributing to enhanced reliability and safety at lowered costs for smart energy storage for FEVs. &n...

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OpEneR – Optimal Energy consumption and Recovery based on a system network (April 2014)

The OpEneR project started in May 2011 and will run until end of July 2014. Six partners are intensively cooperating from the beginning onwards to achieve the OpEneR targets (see Tab. 1). Table 1 OpE...

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OPERA4FEV – Operating Energy Rack for Full Electric Vehicle (March 2014)

The Operating Energy Rack for Full Electric Vehicles project (OPERA4FEV) is a European project under the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. The project started in September 2011 for a t...

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UNPLUGGED – Inductive charging for Electric Vehicles (February 2014)

UNPLUGGED project (www.unplugged-project.eu – info@unplugged-project.eu) aims to investigate how the use of inductive charging of Electric Vehicles (EV) in urban environments improves the convenienc...

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eCo-FEV – Combining infrastructures for efficient electric mobility (January 2014)

eCo-FEV is co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme and extends over a period of 33 months, from September 2012 until May 2015. The project involves 13 partners from UK...

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SmartBatt – Smart and Safe Integration of Batteries in Electric Vehicles An EU funded project (November/December 2013)

The European countries are committed to keep on reducing CO2 emissions and slowing down the climate change. For the individual transport system, the pure electric vehicle technology powered by “gre...

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CASTOR – Car Multi-Propulsion Integrated Power Train (October 2013)

CASTOR - Car Multi-Propulsion Integrated Power Train (October 2013) Sustainability is a truly global trend leading carmakers in the US, Japan, Europe and China to propel electrified mobility into t...

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ID4EV – Intelligent Dynamics for Fully Electric Vehicles (September 2013)

ID4EV stands for "Intelligent Dynamics for Fully Electric Vehicles" and is a collaborative project supported by the European Commission Sub-programme ICT for the Fully Electric Vehicle and funded by E...

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P-MOB – “Integrated Enabling Technologies for Efficient Electrical Personal Mobility” (August 2013)

P-MOB and his brother Wide-Mob have addressed the development of EVs that can both meet the regulations of the classical M1 category of vehicles and the new regulations of Micro EVs vehicles (weightin...

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SuperLIB (July 2013)

The energy storage system is the most critical component for electric vehicles, and its performance, cost, durability and reliability will determine how widespread electric vehicles will be used.  Th...

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SMART-LIC battery management system (June 2013)

Current limitations of battery systems for fully electric vehicles (FEV) are mainly related to performance, driving range, battery life, re-charging time and price per unit. New cell chemistries are a...

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