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Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler

WEEVIL

Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler

Call for proposal: 
H2020-GV-2014
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

L category vehicles should answer the demands for less energy consumption and affordability and represent an attractive solution in congested cities with scarce parking space. WEEVIL aims to develop a new L category 3-wheeler that is quiet, clean, energy efficient and safe, as well as attractive to the public so that the barriers for adopting it are minimized.

 

The new vehicle concept is an ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler, with a composite structure using new manufacturing processes for an affordable introduction of these materials in new vehicles. Modularity of elements (including battery packs), system integration and innovative vehicle architecture is considered in the vehicle design. The vehicle has a wheel width varying mechanism in order to allow adaptation to different speeds (wider at high speeds for stability, narrower at low speeds for space optimization and parking).

 

WEEVIL will provide a new electric vehicle concept with innovative design to allow the user to adapt the vehicle to higher speeds or lower speeds and/or parking. Its characteristics will be lightness and safety, with a strong use of composite materials through new and affordable processing methods. A new drive-train with improved energy efficiency will be incorporated, as well as new solutions on system integration such as modular battery packs.

 

WEEVIL solution will break the barriers for extended EV adoption in urban areas, i.e. vehicle capabilities and cost trade-off. A car-like comfort and driving experience in a reduced space (2-3 wheeler vehicle) is pursued.

 

By providing a feasible concept adapted to the users’ expectations, the European EV car pool would be significantly enlarged, providing the pursued benefits on air quality, noise and environmental protection and also bringing traffic congestion reductions and a potential dominance of the European industry in this market.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Fundacion Tekniker

Address: 
Avenida Otaola 20
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€1,202,750
Partner Organisations: 

Automon S. Coop

Address: 
CALLE URIBARRI ETORBIDEA 19
20500 ARRASATE MONDRAGON
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0

Comarth Engineering Sl

Address: 
Carill De Alejandrico 79
30579 Beniajan
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€19,441

Przemyslowy Instytut Motoryzacji

Address: 
Ul. Jagiellonska 55
PL03301 Warszawa
Poland
EU Contribution: 
€468,250

Fagor Automation S Coop Ltda

Address: 
BARRIO SAN ANDRES 19
20500 MONDRAGON
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€692,250

Kaitek Srl

Address: 
VIA ENRICO FERMI 29
42049 SANT'ILARIO D'ENZA (RE)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€488,633

Industrias Quimicas Irurena Sa

Address: 
CARRETERA DE TOLOSA S/N
20730 AZPEITIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€677,000

Heksagon Muhendislik Ve Tasarim As

Address: 
LEVENT 4 IS KULELERI KULE 2 KAT 6
34330 BESIKTAS ISTANBUL
Turkey
EU Contribution: 
€737,000

Cecomp Spa

Address: 
VIA MICHELE PONZA 3
10121 TORINO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€956,500

Mondragon Automocion S Coop

Address: 
Av. Uribarri Etorbidea 19
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€525,600

Rph S.r.l.

Address: 
VIA E MATTEI 2
42040 CAMPEGINE RE
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€52,857

Iada Srl Istituto Arte E Design Applicati

Address: 
VIA PISA 5/D
10152 TORINO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€473,663
Technologies: 
Development phase: