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ELVA survey: What are customer expectations for electric vehicles?


The development of new concepts for electric vehicles is an important task. The European project ELVA is currently developing advanced electric vehicle architectures. The goal is to exploit new freedoms in design and to realize effective lightweight measures. The project partners would like to incorporate the requirements and needs of potential customers directly into the development. Due to this fact they have set-up a questionnaire which will help especially in this regard.The ELVA consortium would be very grateful if you could invest about 15-20 minutes of your time in order to answer their questions. Please use this unique chance to directly influence the future of electro mobility! As an incentive, you may win one of three navigation devices. The survey can be accessed from now on and until 30 June 2011 under Please feel free to spread this link among colleagues, friends & family, post it in social networks, twitter it or use any other form of distribution. If there are any questions, you may contact the project coordinator directly under ELVA is a European grouping consisting of seven partners who will develop architectures for electric vehicles particularly designed for electric drive in the next two years. The project is coordinated by ika RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, Continental, Fiat, Renault, and Volkswagen participate in the project as industrial partners. The consortium is supplemented by the Swedish Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre SAFER as well as IDIADA Automotive Technology from Spain. It receives funding within the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Commission. Further information is available under