To fully exploit new freedoms in design for fully electric urban vehicles is the aim of the ELVA project.
The project also receives support by numerous European associations, which accompany the upcoming tasks with their own experts.
In the next two and a half years a European consortium consisting of seven partners will develop architectures for electric vehicles particularly designed for electric drive.
The project, which is called ELVA, is coordinated by the Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika) of RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, four of the largest European automobile manufacturers and suppliers, namely Fiat, Renault, Volkswagen as well as Continental participate in the project.
The consortium is supplemented by the Swedish Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre SAFER as well as IDIADA Automotive Technology from Spain.