RESOLVE - Range of Electric SOlutions for L-category VEhicles
RESOLVE aims at enabling the development of multiple cost-effective, energy efficient and comfortable ELVs (Electric L-category Vehicles) that will primarily attract conventional car drivers to switch to ELVs for daily urban commutes. EU cities are increasingly congested due to the high demand and usage of motor vehicles. This results in increased emissions and noise levels and scarcer moving space, affecting the quality of life and health of city-dwellers. To overcome this problem, European standards are getting stricter and urban mobility plans are being drawn. Future scenarios for EU urban centers see a modal shift in personal mobility from cars to lighter, smaller, more specialized and environmentally friendly alternatives.
ELVs are promising alternatives, which can cater to the average commuter’s needs because of their smaller size, lighter weight, lower on board energy requirement and thus smaller batteries. This in turn supports lower costs and faster recharge. However, the modal shift cannot be achieved without solving challenges: many car drivers do not consider LVs as a viable and comfortable option.