Eco-design and Validation of In-Wheel Concept
for Electric Vehicles

Eunice Project


AIC and Tecnalia unveil the electric vehicle motor incorporated in the four wheels.

On 13/14 October, AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center and TECNALIA will unveil, at the AIC premises in Amorebieta, the latest technological innovation that they have developed in the electric vehicle field: the in-wheel motor. This technology is the outcome of the European EUNICE project that they have been working on together over the last four years.

The aim of this in-wheel motor is to achieve more space inside the vehicle, which will enable our current concept of the electric vehicle to be redesigned, while facilitating its driveablity. The motor has successfully passed all the tests carried out relating to thermal stress in extreme driving conditions, cruising and comfort, safety and driveability to demonstrate the high modularisation capacity of the vehicle’s architecture.

Using electric vehicles for European mobility has become a key factor in the development of the future sustainable society. However, some technological difficulties still exist regarding energy storage and the actual power drive of the vehicles. Solutions based on the in-wheel motor are such a great step forward that it is expected to lead to a new generation of electric cars.

AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center is an open innovation centre that focuses on knowledge, training, technology and industrial development in order to improve the competitiveness of the automotive sector. Thirty organisations and over 700 people work at the centre. It is also a project was cofounded by the ERDF during the 2007-2013 programming period, was set up thanks to the backing of Bizkaia Provincial Council, the Amorebieta-Etxano and Ermua local councils, a group of cutting-edge companies from the automobile sector and the ACICAE- Basque Automotive Cluster.

TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the leading private technological development and applied research centre in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. One thousand four hundred people, from over 30 nationalities, work there with the aim of transforming knowledge into GDP to improve the quality of life of people and creating business opportunities in companies. Inspiring Business is a synthesis of two concepts that go hand-in-hand: imaging and implementing. TECNALIA’s differential factor.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 285688

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