Quimera awarded by Eurostars programme

October 22, 2014

Quimera awarded by Eurostars programme

Quimera has recently won support from the Eurostars programme for an innovative clean mobility R&D project with applications for commercial transportation.

In July 2014, Quimera, an international company providing sustainable solutions in the fields of energy and mobility, received an award from the Eurostars programme and obtained additional funding to develop the MODBATEV project. The Eurostars programme is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission and is specifically aimed at supporting research based SMEs. Only 70 projects were selected from 299 applications at European level.

MODBATEV project is an innovative concept that introduces a new modular battery system to electric vehicle fleets. The main objective is the development of a modular battery system for electric cars/motorbikes used in private companies and public institutions fleets, in order to optimize the energy needed to complete their daily operations. It will deliver the design of a new EV fleet operating system, including detailed engineering of a new: electric car and motorbike with modular battery system, battery handling and charging configuration, methodology of implementation. Current models of electric vehicles offer a fixed battery pack regardless the range they need for their trip. A modular battery system would avoid several problems that fixed battery packs present: carrying unnecessary battery weight, emergency situations where vehicles run out of battery, or the need to stop vehicles (and its operations) merely to charge batteries.

The project investment is 1,150,000 euros supported by MODBATEV consortium members: Quimera, Altran and R53 Engineering.

About Quimera. Quimera is an international company that provides its clients with sustainable solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. Quimera was founded in 2009 and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the sustainability and innovative technologies introducing them to businesses and cities. Quimera initially began working specifically in Sustainable Mobility projects, positioning them as one of the world's leading specialists in the field. To date, Quimera has developed several electric vehicles prototypes and established a fruitful partnership with Altran, Europe's largest engineering company. Since 2011, the company has launched its Energy division, specializing in the development of Energy Efficiency projects focusing on reducing costs and promoting distributed energy systems using sustainable technologies. Quimera has recently branched into alternative sectors such as Hospitality and Food & Beverage. More info:

About Altran. As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran's Innovation Makers have been providing services for thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railways, Finance, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran's offers capitalise on the Group's technological know-how in four key areas: Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, Intelligent Systems and IT Systems. In 2012, the Group generated revenues of 1,456m euros. Altran now has a staff of 20,000 employees in more than 20 countries. More info:

About R53 Engineering. R53 engineering offers a great variety of services with high customer added value: - Turnkey projects of race cars. From design, development, testing and racing - Engineering Development projects: We specialize in motorsport and zero emission projects. The company can manage the process from initial feasibility studies, design and prototype manufacturing. - Business development projects: R53 Engineering specializes in clean tech, sports and high technology industry including Defence and Marine. More info: