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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2015 to 31.05.2018
EU contribution:
6.713.338,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653203.  


Efficient Urban Light VEhicles


EU-LIVE will provide a comprehensive European solution for the next generation of electrified, cost- and energy-efficient light urban vehicles to cope with the challenges of future personal urban mobility, based on both user needs and acceptance. EU-LIVE will establish the ""EU-LIVE modular platform"", a systematic approach for efficiently designing, developing and building a wide range of L-category vehicles from more close-to-the-market to radically new ones. This comprises a set of modular electrified powertrain components and subsystems for PHEVs and BEVs, modular bodies (within the same L-vehicle class), and an integrated modular co-simulation platform to guarantee re-usability, flexibility and sharing of components as well as subsystems for L-category vehicles. EU-LIVE will provide innovative solutions regarding cost-efficient, energy-efficient, low-emission and low-noise powertrains (in-wheel motors, novel highly efficient transmission for PHEV, 48V batteries + electric board net …) and future-proof, flexible and scalable vehicle architectures.


  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria (Coordinator)
  • PSA Automobiles S.A., France
  • Peugeot Motocycles, France
  • Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany
  • SAMSUNG SDI Battery Systems GmbH, Austria
  • Magna Steyr Battery Systemes GmbH & Co OG, Austria (Participation ended)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, S.Coop, Spain
  • fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraaftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, Germany
  • Spirit Design – Innovation and Brand GmbH, Austria
  • IFP Energies nouvelles, France
  • Freni Brembo SpA, Italy
  • ELAPHE pogonske tehnologije d.o.o., Poland