EUNICE Event “Driving the future of E-Mobility”

Driving the future of E-Mobility


18 November 2014 from 12:30 to 17:00
Autoworld Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, Brussels

On 18 November 2014, more than 160 representatives from the automotive industry, European institutions and other stakeholders attended in Brussels the CLEPA E-Mobility event showcasing the first results of the EUNICE project.

About EUNICE project

The promotion of Electric Vehicles is strategic for the European Community, but nowadays battery performance is still poor and all forecasts for near future transport electrification suggest that A-B class EV cars with limited range are the first step to develop.

The main objective of this project is the design, development and validation of a complete in wheel motor assembly prototype (electric motor, power electronics, reduction gear, structural parts and wheel), based on a McPherson corner suspension topology, to meet the defined car top level specifications. The main technical risks associated with the use of an in-wheel concept are the thermal stress under extreme operation conditions, vehicle dynamics, driveability, safety and durability.

EUNICE project runs from 1 September 2012 until 1 September 2015.

Event Pictures

EUNICE Description of Work

Program of the event

Networking Lunch and visit of the exhibition area
Demonstration of technologies in the fields of E- mobility

Tecnalia, Denn, GKN driveline, GKN Evo, Infineon Tech, Magneti Marelli, Maxion Wheels, Pininfarina Spa, Behicle project

Introductory remarks
Mr Schockmel, CLEPA CEO

Keynote speech
Mr Pettinelli, Director, EC DG Enterprise

Setting the scene
An E-Mobility Future of contradictions: a scenario compare & contrast outlook

Mr de Vleesschauwer, Director Long Term Planning & Sustainability
IHS Automotive

Panel Debate on E-Mobility Strategy and Implementation

Carlo Pettinelli, European Commission, DG Enterprise

Maurizio Maggiore, European Commission, DG Research

Abayomi Otubushin, BMW Brussels

Jean Luc Di Paola Galloni,  Chairman, ERTRAC

Alberto Pena Rodriguéz, Tecnalia, Transport Technology


Closing Remarks
Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN Member of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Coffee and Networking

End of Event

An I Mobility Challenge event “Intelligent Mobility for Smart Cities” will be organized in the same date and venue. The conference will take place in the morning before the CLEPA event and it will end with a networking lunch jointly organized by the two organizations CLEPA and FIA. If you would like to attend to this event too, please visit the  iMobility Challenge web page  and make the on line registration!

For further information, please contact

Mrs Beatrice Tomassini, Tel.: +32 2 743 9121 Department of Communications