Redesigning the future of e-mobility through new, sustainable & innovative solutions

Redesigning the future of e-mobility through new, sustainable & innovative solutions

Lightweight vehicles are a concern for the internal combustion engine car of yesterday but now the world needs the car of the future, a lightweight electric vehicle whose parts can be reused and recycled. Imagined by a strong, international collaboration of scientists, researchers, and engineers, ALMA is breaking boundaries and established systems, looking revolutionize the automotive industry for a greener future. 

ALMA’s ambition is to make electric cars more sustainable, lightweight, and efficient through an eco-design approach using advanced materials. ALMA’s strength is in its cooperation and altruistic approach for the people and planet. 

The ALMA Consortium

The ALMA consortium involves a diverse group of 9 partners from 4 different EU countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

Project Progress



Less is More with ALMA at the RTR Conference

The Road Transport Research (RTR) conference, organized by the European Commission, brought together industry experts to discuss the latest advancements and future possibilities in road transport research. One of the themes of the conference was the role of lightweighting projects, such as the ALMA project, and their impact on the European automotive industry. Ms Raquel Ledo from CTAG, project coordinator for ALMA was there to present the project.

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Webinar for LCA in Automotive – Summary and Resources

ALMA and FLAMINGo co-organised an online workshop on the application of LCA in the automotive sector, supported and with the participation of the other projects from the EnlightEV Cluster. The event discussed different approaches to LCA used in the projects. Read on for a report on the highlights, the recordings in case you missed and the presentations if you would like to find out more.

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LCA in Automotive Ecodesign

LCA is specifically important in assessing lightweighting concepts to improve environmental impact. In general, we can expect that lower vehicle weights can be associated with lower environmental impacts, as lighter vehicles will require less energy to move and using less materials should then also decrease the impact during manufacturing. However, this is not always the case, as reducing the weight can come with materials choices that have production methods with more emissions than the ones they replace.

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