Partnership Event 23/10/2013Fondation Universitaire, Brussels

Joint EC / European Green Cars Initiative Workshop – October 2013

Electric Vehicle Systems Architecture and Standardization Needs


In continuation of a series of successful expert workshops bringing together the EV stakeholder community to engage in focused discussions of currently relevant R&I topics, an expert workshop on E/E architecture of electric vehicles and EV standardization needs will be held on 23 October 2013 in Brussels. This workshop is jointly organized by the European Commission and the European Technology Platforms ERTRAC and EPoSS in order to assess the research activities within the European Green Cars Initiative PPP and to directly collect feedback from the stakeholders regarding R&I strategies and funding policies. Current research projects will report on their results and future plans and experts will give their views on E/E reference architectures and voltage levels. A second focus will be testing and standardization of electric vehicles.


9:30 Opening

  • Keynote – Willy van Puymbroeck, Head of Unit Components, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Keynote – Liam Breslin, Head of Unit Surface Transport, DG RTD, European Commission
  • Keynote – Wolfgang Steiger, Volkswagen / Chairman, EGVIA

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Session 1: Results of Current Research Projects – Chairperson: Emma Briec, Renault

Discussion (all)

12:30 Lunch / Posters on all other components and systems related projects

13:30 Session 2: From R&D towards innovation – Chairperson: Jochen Langheim, ST Microelectronics

Discussion (all)

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00 Session 3: Steps to standardization and implementation – Chairperson: Ségolène Martin, CEN/CENELEC

Discussion (all)

16:00 Conclusions and outlook

  • Electrification and Vehicle Automation, Thomas Röhrl, Continental
  • Wrap-Up – Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT; Günter Lugert, Siemens / Vice Chairman Smart Systems Industry, EGVIA; Cosmin Codrea, Unit Components, DG CNECT, European Commission

Poster from the FP 7 projects:


Fondation Universitaire
Rue d’Egmont 11
1000 Brussels (Belgium)


This workshop is prepared on behalf of the European Commission and Public Private Partnership European Green Cars Initiative by the Coordination Actions “PPP Implementation for Road Transport Electrification” (CAPIRE) and “Smart Electric Vehicle Value Chains” (Smart EV-VC).


Participation is free of charge and on invitation only, travel costs will not be reimbursed. All participants are required to register in advance. Additional experts may apply for acceptance by completing the registration form; however due to room limitations all registrations need to be confirmed by the organizers.