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Join LEV standardization program

LEV standardization is radical and it is new. How to join the new Horizon 2020 Work Program which identified € 5 - 8 mio. for research on radically new light vehicle concepts.

The scope of Horizon 2020 (GV.5-2014) is like made for standardized LEV (Light-Electric-Vehicle) infrastructure. It aims for a wide range of L category vehicles which includes Pedelecs 45 and E-Bikes. We already reported,  see:

>> € 8 Mio. Research Budget for Pedelecs 45 and E-Bikes

Get involved
EnergyBus member Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden) calls upon companies, universities and organizations to join.

HTW Dresden already prepared a Wiki with further information on the timeline:

- Collecting ideas, proposals and partners: 2014/04/28
- agreement about a consortium: 2014/05/28
- finalize ideas: 2014/06/28
- preparation of joint submission: 2014/07/28
- Submission date: 2014/08/28

Please click the following link to visit the Wiki page and to participate:

>> EU provides funding for research projects on LEV and new charging infrastructure

Until now, the following companies, universities and organisations showed their interest:

About Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is an EU research and innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
WORK PROGRAMME 2014 – 2015
>> GV.5-2014. Electric two-wheelers and new light vehicle concepts
Specific challenge: Europe has to face tough challenges in the field of air quality, noise and environmental protection, traffic congestion, competiveness and jobs preservation. This calls for new and more efficient mobility concepts. L category vehicles are well placed to answer the demands for less energy consumption and affordability. They represent an attractive solution in congested cities with scarce parking space. The challenge is to develop a new generation of electrified powertrains for L category vehicles that are quiet, clean, energy efficient and safe and to investigate radically new light vehicle concepts for personal mobility in urban areas.
Scope: Proposals should focus on energy efficiency improvements for a wide range of vehicle types (from mopeds to quads and light quadrycycles). Research will address cost efficiency, integration and modularity of battery packs, electric and plug - in hybrid power trains, system integration and innovative vehicle architecture. The scope also includes the development and proof of concept of new ultra - light vehicles for passengers taking into account their integration with infrastructure and, where appropriate, considering any necessary changes to homologation requirements and regulations to allow their use. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 to 8 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Expected impact: The research will contribute to a significantly reduction of emissions (real driving emissions below Euro 5 level should be demonstrated for hybrids) and noise, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. The research will also enhance the competitive position of the European industry. Research in this area will also support the implementation of the Clean Power for Transport strategy by developing the next generation of alternatively powered light urban e-vehicles.
Type of action: Research and Innovation Actions
Text: Angela Budde
Picture: HTW Dresden

20 March 2014



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