VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Electromobility Research Centre (MOBI), nested at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), develops electric and hybrid vehicle technologies and evaluates new concepts in electro-mobility. MOBI aims at a better and safer mobility of people and goods, to reduce congestion and environmental impacts in urban and inter-urban areas, and to improve operational efficiency. The EPOWERS Research Group of VUB-MOBI Research Centre is a renowned research group in the field of power electronics, powertrains and energy systems with the vision to create sustainable, emission-free, affordable, efficient and innovative technologies enabling tomorrow’s smart mobility, transport and energy solutions for everyone in the world.

Role and Key Contribution to the Project

VUB will mainly contribute expertise on development and optimisation of e-vehicle components, including simulation and digital twin development. The focus lies on new affordable, user-centric solutions for L-category electric vehicle architectures and other aspects of green road transport technology. This particularly includes light electric vehicle development, targeting lower energy consumption by means of transportation of people and goods, tailored to the conditions and constraints of the urban environment. VUB will contribute to innovative grid-independent charging solutions for these vehicle fleets, with integrated PV or solar powered stations. The advanced vehicle will incorporate holistic energy management strategies into its cloud-connected control system and novel components.