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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020
EU contribution:
9.359.907,97 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724095.  


ADvancing user acceptance of general purpose hybridized Vehicles by Improved Cost and Efficiency


ADVICE aims at increasing the number of HEVs up to 10% of all vehicles registered in the mid-term range. This will be achieved by focusing on a market segment called “premium class”, which covers medium class, upper medium class and luxury vehicles up to SUVs. This segment is facing severe problems in reaching European environmental exhaust targets, when running on fossil fuel only, not the least due to the considerable vehicle weight. In ADVICE three physical demonstrator vehicles are built, ranging from mild-hybrid, plug-in-hybrid to full-hybrid and – concerning fuel type – from gasoline to diesel-driven. In addition, it will be shown that the whole range in between these demonstrator vehicles can be well covered by means of validated simulation, yielding a complete coverage of the whole “premium class” segment.


  • Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • Alma Automotive S.r.l., Italy
  • AVL List GmbH, Austria
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • České Vysoké Učení Technické V Praze, Czechia
  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • GKN Driveline Zumaia SA, Spain
  • GM Global Propulsion Systems – Torino S.r.l., Italy
  • Ideas & Motion S.r.l., Italy
  • IDIADA Automotive Tecnology SA, Spain
  • IESTA – Institut für Innovative Energie- und Stoffaustauschsysteme, Austria
  • IFP Energies nouvelles, France
  • Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
  • Siemens Industry Software SAS, France
  • Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
  • University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Valéo Systèmes De Contrôle Moteur SAS, France (Participation ended)
  • AVL Schrick GmbH, Germany
  • Torotrak (Development) Ltd., United Kingdom (Participation ended)