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Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2017 to 30.09.2020
EU contribution:
7.022.867,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769953.  


Modular Electric Drivetrains


Electrification of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles will have a knock-on effect on reducing the greenhouses gases emission from the transportation sector, as it is still the biggest emitter due to fossil fuel based engines. However the maturity of electrical drives and electrical engines needs a final push for better performance, better comfort and cost reduction in order to generate a massive adoption of such transport in Europe and worldwide, replacing conventional cars. ModulED aims at developing a new generation of modular electric engine based on buried-permanent magnet motor with reduced rare earth use, and electric drivetrain for various configurations of Full and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (including cost, environmental impact, efficiency, and mass manufacturing ready).


  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France (Coordinator)
  • BRUSA Elektronik AG, Switzerland
  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden
  • Siemens Industry Software SAS, France
  • ZG – Zahnräder und Getriebe GmbH, Germany
  • Punch Powertrain NV, Belgium
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Efficient Innovation S.A.S., France