Task 32, Small Electric Vehicles

Small Electric Vehicles

Ongoing Tasks

Operating Agent

Completed Tasks

Contact for further information:

Mr. Stephan Schmid
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
D-70569 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 6862 533
Email Stephan.Schmid@DLR.de

Programme of Work

The objective of Task 32 is to promote a broader commercialization, acceptance, and a further development of small electric vehicles (SEVs) by collecting and sharing pre-competitive information, exchanging framing conditions, best practices and ideas, how to further develop the market conditions and mobility concepts. In this sense, the objectives in short are twofold:

(1) Increased safety, comfort and usability at lower costs for SEVs due to technological progress

(2) Better market perspectives for SEVs due to a change in surrounding conditions like e.g. regulations, transport policies and mobility concepts.

The Task addresses the SEVs concepts, status of technologies and needs for research as well as the conditions to put them on the market. Apart from the vehicles themselves, the Task addresses also the potential future role of SEVs in advanced mobility concepts, including e.g. their role in concepts of sharing, increased automation, and new public transport.

Working Method

The main approach of the Task is to collect and exchange information in workshops. The workshops aim to attract professionals from research, enterprises and policy makers, depending on the individual topics. The topics and the individual orientation of the workshops are decided by the Task partners. Individual meetings/workshops might be handled confidential if asked for by participants.

While the Task partnership could constitute from academic institutions, NGOs or policy makers, contributions from industry and the participation in workshops is explicitly welcomed.


The Task started in April 2016 and will continue until March 2020.

Member Countries

Germany, Switzerland, Korea


Participation within the Task is free of charge for universities, research organizations, and public authorities as representatives from IEA HEV-TCP countries. In-kind contributions are expected. For industry participation, a sponsoring concept is available.

Benefits of Participation

The benefits of participation are:

  • Involvement in programme preparation
  • Access to all workshops
  • First-hand and prompt access to results and information.