Integrated architectures for third generation electric vehicles - Innovative concepts to meet customer requirements
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The joint European research project ELVA brings in line technology options and customer expectations for third generation electric vehicles. The objective is to develop innovative vehicle architectures fully exploiting freedoms in design that result from the electric drivetrain. This paper summarises the results of the first phase of the project which comprised deep technology and market forecasting as well as an open design contest for future electric vehicles. In the end, an outlook is given for the next phase in which three detailed vehicle concepts will be virtually developed and assessed with regard to several key requirements such as energy efficiency, material application and safety. Copyright © (2012) by the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

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M. Lesemann

RWTH Aachen University

S. Faßbender

RWTH Aachen University

M. Funcke

RWTH Aachen University

L. Ickert

RWTH Aachen University

L. Eckstein

RWTH Aachen University

E.-M. Malmek

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Jac Wismans

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012; Los Angeles, CA; United States; 6 May 2012 through 9 May 2012; Code 96815

Vol. 1 412-423

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