The FEV Group, with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized vehicle development services provider. FEV’s expertise ranges from consulting to the development and testing of innovative vehicle concepts through readiness for serial production. In addition to traditional engine and transmission development, vehicle integration, calibration, and the homologation of state-of-the-art gasoline and diesel engines, increasing importance is being placed on the development of hybrid and electric powertrains as well as alternative fuels. So FEV has gained significant experience in electrification of vehicles from 48V mild hybrid vehicles to high voltage hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in vehicles, range extender vehicles up to full battery electric and fuel-cell vehicles. The necessary control functions for advanced drive trains such as battery management, energy management, and model based controls are also developed by FEV. Furthermore, FEV experts focus on the advancement of connected vehicles and automation.

The “FEV Software and Testing Solutions” product portfolio complements these services with cutting-edge test fields, measuring equipment and software solutions that help make the development process more efficient and transfer significant process steps from the road to the test rig – or even to computer simulation.

FEV offers these services to its transport industry customers around the world. The FEV Group employs over 5700 highly-qualified specialists in high-tech development centers near its customers at more than 40 locations on four continents.

FEV as an independent engineering company will leverage the CEVOLVER project by providing their know-how and background of the market with the aim of user behavior definition and derivation of relevant cycles. Furthermore, during the development process FEV will support the energy and thermal management strategy definition and will take a role in transferring those strategies into controls environment.

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“With the CEVOLVER project, FEV aims at supporting a breakthrough in the take-up of e-mobility by enabling affordable electric urban vehicles to be used occasionally also on longer distances. Key technologies of special interest are fast-charging, holistic energy management and intelligent connected guidance of driver and vehicle through wireless communication, whilst affordability is achieved by right-sizing the components integrated in the vehicle.”