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modUlaR and flexible solutions for urBAN-sIzed Zero-Emissions last-mile Delivery and services vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€6 483 141
EU Contribution
€5 119 240
Project Acronym
URBANIZED
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-LC-GV-2020
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The steadily growing demand related to increasing urbanisation is turning the management of logistics flows in urban areas a more complex process, with higher demand for adaptability and flexibility for the new solutions to contribute to optimise the overall transport capacity, reducing operational costs and negative impacts (health, safety). 

Objectives

URBANIZED develops and demonstrates the next generation of modular vehicle architectures for urban-sized commercial e-vehicles, satisfying design principles of optimisation and right-sizing vehicles for their mission, delivering outputs in three dimensions:

  • high-performance e-powertrain components and control architectures, through the use of advanced co-design approaches;
  • interchangeable, plug & play cargo modules for different urban freight transport use case scenarios and
  • integrated energy and fleet management strategies using data, connectivity and learning algorithms.
Methodology

URBANIZED follows a holistic design approach working at three levels (systems, vehicle, fleet) during the entire project. Starting with the definition of specific mission profiles within two main pre-selected use cases (last-mile delivery of retail, e-commerce, courier and post; HoReCa and other urban on-demand services), during the optimisation loops of the design process, and until project demonstrations, to be performed both physical and in virtual environments, covering the specific requirements of operators.

URBANIZED brings a complementary multi-disciplinary consortium of nine partners from six EU countries, involving all relevant actors from the value chain, from academic, to industrial (TIER1, OEMs) and logistics operators. Aiming at broadening dissemination and impact, URBANIZED defines an extended partnership, involving three satellite cities (Groningen, Madrid and Bergen) committed to CO2-emissions free logistics in their city centres by 2030 and a high volume OEM (Ford) highly positioned in the LCV market, all interested in replicability of project results.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
LC-GV-08-2020 Next generation electrified vehicles for urban and suburban use

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€752 461
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Alke Srl
Address
VIA CILE 3-5-7, 35127 PADOVA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€933 188
Organisation
Association Europeenne Des Fournisseurs Automobiles
Address
COURS SAINT MICHEL 30 BOITE G, 1040 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€95 375
Organisation
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road, 57001 Thermi Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€598 750
Organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
Address
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1, 2595 DA DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€507 803
Organisation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Address
Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€734 875
Organisation
Vitesco Technologies Gmbh
Address
VAHRENWALDER STR. 9, 30165 HANNOVER, Germany
EU Contribution
€1 146 788
Organisation
Bpost
Address
MUNTCENTRUM, 1000 BRUSSEL, Belgium
EU Contribution
€134 750
Organisation
Bax Innovation Consulting Sl
Address
CALLE CASP 116-118, 5, 08013 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€215 250

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
Intelligent urban EV concept
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Sustainable urban mobility planning
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
EV light trucks and vans' structural architecture
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Freight transport technologies
Technology
Integrative logistics strategies
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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