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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.05.2015 to 30.04.2018
EU contribution:
21.009.064,67 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653468.  


European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS


The ECOCHAMPS project addresses topic GV-4-2014, Hybrid Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles. The work will, in a single coordinated project, address all aspects of this topic and will be conducted by 26 partners representing the European automotive industry (OEMs (EUCAR), suppliers (CLEPA), ESPs and universities (EARPA)) including members of ERTRAC and EGVIA. The objective is to achieve efficient, compact, low weight, robust and cost effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles (buses, medium and heavy duty trucks) with increased functionality, improved performance, comfort, safety and emissions below Euro 6 or VI, all proven under real driving conditions.


  • DAF Trucks N.V., Netherlands (Coordinator)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Daimler AG, Germany
  • FPT Industrial S.p.A., Italy
  • IVECO S.p.A., Italy
  • MAN Truck & Bus AG, Germany
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Engineering Center Steyr, Austria
  • GKN Driveline International GmbH, Germany
  • Geveke Werktuigbouw B.V., Netherlands (Participation ended)
  • Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Engineering Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH, Austria
  • MAGNA Steyr Battery Systems GmbH & Co OG, Austria (Participation ended)
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany (Participation ended)
  • European Thermodynamics Ltd., United Kingdom
  • AVL List GmbH, Austria
  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Uniresearch B.V., Netherlands
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • JRC – Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Belgium
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Gardner Denver Ltd., United Kingdom