A new mobility concept at Fisita 2014

Held in Maastricht, Netherlands, the FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress gathered international OEMS, suppliers, engineering services companies and the academic and research communities together to address the theme : "Intelligent transport to solve our future mobility, safety and environmental challenges".

During this event, there was a world premiere with the presentation of DELIVER, an electric delivery vehicle. Backed by the Europan Commission, the project started in November 2011 with the goal to reduce the environmental impact in urban areas by 40 % and thus design and construct an electric light commercial vehicle which perfectly combines the needs of inner city traffic with the advantages of electric vehicles.

The result is a light weight commercial vehicle of 2,200 kg GVW and a payload of 700 kg, with a host of innovative features for the delivery driver and 18% additional transport capacity when compared with today’s vans of a similar wheelbase.

The concept deploys the latest electric vehicle technologies with its fully electric drive train featuring in-wheel motors from Michelin with 2-speed transmissions and 80 prismatic Li-NMC cells in its battery pack to increase energy efficiency and driving range (120 km).

*The project is coordinated by Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University and gathers ten partners from across Europe, including major OEMs, research partners and cities’ representatives. Besides ika (DE), the consortium comprises Centro Ricerche Fiat (IT), Volkswagen Group Research (DE), Liberty Electric Cars(UK), Michelin Recherche et Technique (CH), Polis Network (BE), SP – Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SE), HPL Prototypes (UK) as well as CADEM (TR) and Mobit (TR).

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