InnoVative Flexible Electric Transport

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/10/2015
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars and Two wheelers
  • Website: http://vfeather.eu/

The V-FEATHER project presents a complete electric vehicle architecture vision on how urban light duty vehicles will be designed, built and run in the near future. This project is led by industrial partners with emphasis on energy efficiency, commercial viability, life cycle design and development of new technologies for LDVs steered by leading research institutes. The vehicle is built around an active adaptive structural architecture (ADAPTecture) that replaces the out-dated “platform” concept with a modular building block concept. Active vehicle dynamics are incorporated through controlled structures and active suspension modules. A High-level control architecture controls the complete system the vehicle dynamics, active safety, energy requirements and driver interaction.

The specifications of these modular LDV are based on a radical new Deposit, Rapid Recharge and Recollect (D3R) system for last mile delivery tracking. A complete prototype vehicle will be developed during the project.