Project Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020

EVC1000 at a glance

The Electric Vehicle Components for 1000km daily trips (EVC 1000) project brings together ten participants from industrial and academic backgrounds to provide innovative and mass-production optimised components enabling the efficient integration of powertrain and chassis systems, which will increase Electric Vehicles (EV) range and user acceptance. Given the recent progress related to in-wheel motors technology, and the benefits of in-wheel architectures in terms of active safety, packaging and drivability, EVC1000 focuses on in-wheel drivetrain layouts, as well as a wheel-centric integrated propulsion system and EV manager.
The framework in which EVC1000 operates is the one of the second generation of EVs now in production and strongly supported by European governments. In particular, EVC1000, in line with the latest edition of ERTRAC's European Roadmap for Electrification of Road Transport under the initiative "User-friendly affordable EV passenger car + infrastructure" , aims to address the following challenges:  

  • Electric motors, power electronics and charging systems with high impact on powertrain efficiency as well as reduced needs for raw material and rare earths;
  • Energy efficient control of electric vehicle operation with high impact on the integration of the EV in the traffic environment.

More specifically, the above-mentioned points will be achieved through the design of:

  • Energy-efficient, reliable, low-cost and scalable in-wheel electric motors;
  • Centralized electric wheel drive family for electric axles with multiple motors and four-wheel-drive vehicles;
  • Components and controllers for energy-efficient electrified chassis control (BbW, Controllable suspension system, ECUs);
  • Demonstration and assessment of the EVC1000 components and controllers on EV demonstrators during real-world operation.

Over the project, the new EVC1000 components will be showcased in two production-ready electric vehicle demonstrators of different market segments. Long distance daily trips will not only allow to assess the increased energy efficiency of the new vehicle demonstrators, but also to consider objective and subjective performance indicators for human factor analysis with a view to deliver enhanced customer experience.

Project Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020

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