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FCC promotes development of an electric vehicle prototype for urban service provision

08/09/2016

FCC promotes development of an electric vehicle prototype for urban service provision

vehículo eléctrico para la prestación de servicios

FCC Environment continues its commitment to the search, creation and application of new technologies in the services sector with the aim of minimising emissions in the environment and boosting competitiveness in Spanish companies.

FCC promotes development of an electric vehicle prototype for urban service provision

One outcome of these efforts takes the shape of the VEMTESU Project (Development of High-Efficiency, Electric-Traction, Vehicular, Modular and Self-Supporting Platforms for Urban Services), which has been funded by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), as part of the CIEN programme, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the 2014-2020 Multiregional Operational Programme on Intelligent Growth.

The main objective of the project is to establish, design and develop a vehicle prototype for urban services provision, which will operate completely electrically in an urban environment. In the same way, in an extra-urban environment, the vehicle is able to recharge its own batteries as it moves, taking advantage of the energy from its heat engine and electrical power generator, which enables it to extend its electrical autonomy for a whole working day.

As a leader in the urban services sector both in Spain and abroad, FCC Environment is aware of the need to study new means of propulsion for vehicles so as to reduce the emission of harmful gases as much as possible, as well as the dependence on fossil fuels in transport.

The consortium formed to undertake the project is made up of highly renowned companies such as FCC, IRIZAR, IVECO, JEMA AND JOFEMAR and represents a balanced union, capable of including each and every element in the value chain of the end product. They will all work together with the subcontracted research bodies (INSIA, TECNALIA and CEIT), integrating a solid development team with extensive experience in R&D&I projects, both in Spain and abroad.