Project in Focus: CEVOLVER

Electrification of road transport plays a significant role to achieve the European Green Deal targets to decarbonise Europe by 2050. In the last years, there have been significant signs of progress in battery electric vehicles (BEVs), nevertheless, society’s adoption of these technologies is constrained by user concerns about costs, range, charging times and available charging infrastructure.

The CEVOLVER project has addressed some of these challenges by assessing BEV design with affordable batteries sized for urban use, but still usable for comfortable long daytrips. On the more technical side, CEVOLVER maximises BEVs’ efficiency by optimising the thermal management of the vehicle’s cabin and powertrain components. Regarding vehicle connectivity, the project has developed improved functions for range prediction as fundamental elements for eco-driving and eco-routing driver assistance.

The final event of the project took place in Aachen on 27 September 2022. During the event, participants were able to test drive BEVs from Stellantis-FIAT and Ford, equipped with the new architectures and connectivity functions developed in CEVOLVER.

You can find the deliverables and more information on the project website:

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824295.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
November 2018 42 months €6.2 million €5 million
Partners: Coordinator: FEV Europe
EUCAR members: FORD, Stellantis-FCA.
Partners: BOSCH, IFPEN, Aachen Uv, Vrije Uv, i2M and Uniresearch.