STEEL S4 EV aims at putting high strength steels at the forefront of a new trend in electric vehicles: light vehicles with three or four wheels that comply with crash regulation and with more restrictive Euro NCAP demands. Weld joint design and welding methodologies research to maintain the material properties in the weld area, assuring robustness and long term durability.

Cost-effective low-investment manufacturing will be achieved by a modular and flexible structural design: a complex 3D skeleton frame of welded tubes, bent with high accuracy using programmed laser cuts will enable the production of different vehicles sharing the same tooling.

STEEL S4 EV is funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). The RFCS supports research projects in coal and steel sectors. For more information on the RFCS please click here.

thinkstep's role:

thinkstep will provide the PLM-platform Siemens TC and facilitate an automated calculation of cost, LCC and LCA, that will be novel to the automotive and other industries and will facilitate the integration of LCC and LCA target monitoring directly into the design process.

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