FEV displays autonomous-ready, compact EV concept at SIAT Expo

by Nilesh Wadhwa 17 Jan 2019


The 2.5m-long, 3-seater, SVEN electric concept seen here at the FEV India stall, will be at the Geneva Show next month. FEV’s India team has been part of the compact EV’s development.
The 2.5m-long, 3-seater, SVEN electric concept seen here at the FEV India stall, will be at the Geneva Show next month. FEV’s India team has been part of the compact EV’s development.

The FEV Group, which is showcasing its capabilities in development of IC engines, simulation, electric powertrain and 48V hybrids, has an eye-stopper at SIAT 2019 Expo, at Stall No. 230.

The FEV Group, which is showcasing its capabilities in development of IC engines, simulation, electric powertrain and 48V hybrids, has an eye-stopper at SIAT 2019 Expo, at Stall No. 230.

FEV is showcasing the SVEN vehicle and mobility concept which aims to mitigate the problems of growing congestion, air pollution, and parking shortages that come along with increasing urbanisation. The three-seater SVEN electric car is based on cooperative research between the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, share2drive, and FEV. As an emissions-free, purely electric-driven car sharing solution, SVEN should close the gap between personal and public transportation. 

Only 2.5 metres long, the three-seater vehicle is extremely compact. This enables it to park diagonally, meaning it will fit into practically any parking space. At the same time, the vehicle fulfills the highest safety standards in the event of a crash due to its applied Flexbody.

Emphasis was also placed on simplicity of operation: only eight buttons are needed for the intuitive operation of the vehicle. In addition, the user will have the opportunity to customise the vehicle to a large degree. With the help of an MLA projector, information, such as the current charge status of the vehicle, can be projected on the floor.

The SVEN, according to FEV, can be upgraded with autonomous capabilities. FEV plans to showcase this EV at the Geneva Show 2019 next month, following which the company plans to begin commercial tests. The company's India team has been part of the compact EV’s development. Interestingly, at SIAT 2019, the company has received enquiries for a six- and a nine-seater variant from Indian OEMs.

L-R: Dr Paulo Haufs, director and CFO, FEV India, and Dr Tamer Gocmez, vice-president, FEV Asia, at  the SIAT Expo in Pune. 

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Speaking to Autocar Professional, Dr Tamer Gocmez, vice-president, FEV Asia, revealed that the company has seen a lot of interest from companies in India to enter the electric automotive space. What's more, the company signed a new customer on the first day of SIAT EXPO for supply of its 48v hybrid solution for developing an electric three-wheeler. 

Talking about the trends in India, Gocmez said that when it comes to e-mobility, established companies from other domains are looking to enter the EV marketspace and are also optimistic about hybrid technology. 
The company also foresees that with BS VI and improved safety norms coming up in India, there will be huge demand for high-quality and specialised testing solutions, an area in which the company is investing heavily. 

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