URBANIZED project at ALICE Innovation Village


URBANIZED aims to achieve future proof urban-readiness by integrating flexibility and adaptability through modularity in the design of all-electric Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), to cover the rapid growth and the changing nature of deliveries and on-demand UFT services while reducing the number of necessary vehicles and dramatically improving last-mile delivery operations. URBANIZED will work and deliver innovations at 3 levels:​

At vehicle systems level: URBANIZED will contribute to solve current automotive manufacturing challenges related to the trade-offs between standardisation and customisation when developing modular vehicle architectures that can serve various user needs by reducing the cost of modularity in each fit-for-purpose application, thus being able to radically reduce production costs for both mainstream and niche applications.​

At vehicle level: URBANIZED will contribute to increase the market offer and uptake of high-performance, urban sized, zero-emission LCVs optimised for urban and suburban operations that will cover present and increasing future demand for these vehicles by offering superior solutions to the alternatives used today for equivalent missions.​

At fleet level: URBANIZED will solve the trade-off between ‘One size fits all’ and ‘Design for purpose’ approaches when operating mixed fleets of small commercial vehicles thanks to modular vehicle architectures and adaptable energy management systems designed to increase the usability experience while reducing fleet investments and operational costs.​

​The URBANIZED project has championed the design of a small, modular, all-electric, UFT N1 category vehicle and related connected e-powertrain technologies, purpose-designed to dramatically improve operations compared to the vehicles used today for the same missions, and reducing the impacts associated with the 5 UFT market sectors, validated and tested with two relevant use cases, including different specific related missions as defined by the end-users.​

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