FEV vehicle concept SVEN represents the future of mobility at the Deutsches Museum, Munich

Author: Marius Strasdat



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Aachen, Germany, October 2021 – SVEN stands for Shared Vehicle Electric Native: an electric vehicle concept optimized for car sharing, developed by engineering provider FEV as a prototype for urban transportation of tomorrow. This concept convinced the curators of world-famous “The Deutsches Museum” in Munich, who have selected SVEN as the central exhibit of the “Future of Mobility” exhibition all around urban transport. The FEV vehicle can be seen in Hall 1 of the Transport Center (Verkehrszentrum), which will also be open to visitors during the Long Night of Museums on 16 October 2021.

“SVEN has everything it takes what we believe will play an important role in urban transport in the future,” said Dr. Lukas Breitwieser, curator of The Deutsches Museum in Munich. “Its electric drive will foreseeably become the new standard, and it also offers a lot of space combined with a very compact design, which is an enormous advantage in cramped city centers. We were particularly impressed by the fact that the FEV concept opens up numerous possibilities for individualization within the carsharing approach. This makes SVEN the perfect prototype of a new urban mobility, in which means of transportation are shared without sacrificing the personal touch.”

Compact, emission-free, safe, and cost-effective 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in length and 1.75 m (5.7 ft) in width – that’s all the space SVEN needs to get up to three passengers from A to B as a variable 2+1 seater. As an electric car, SVEN is emission-free; solar cells in the roof also allow energy to be gained. With camera and radar sensors, the vehicle is prepared for automated driving functions. Thanks to the innovative and flexible “FlexBody” concept, a high level of crash safety is achieved. Additionally, SVEN scores particularly well in terms of user comfort: if a lot of storage space is needed, the passenger seats can be folded. Future users can create an individual profile via a dedicated app and easily select their preferred interior temperature, seat position or audio playlist. In addition, SVEN’s IT architecture allows for staggered usage models, depending on the requirements of operators and consumers.

Made for urban traffic 4.0 This makes SVEN the ideal centerpiece for the “Future of Mobility” exhibition at the renowned Deutsches Museum in Munich. In the future, visitors will learn here, among other things, what type of mobility user they are or how their personal carbon footprint can be calculated. The exhibition shows the environmental problems posed by the transport sector and what – like FEV’s SVEN – can help to address them. “We are proud to be part of this forward-looking exhibition with regards to the future of mobility,” said Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group. “With SVEN, we have designed a comprehensive car sharing concept for the near future – CO2-neutral, connected and fully integrated. We are therefore particularly pleased that the transport experts at The Deutsches Museum have selected SVEN and that we can present FEV as a leading international engineering service provider in this prestigious environment.”

About FEV

FEV has always pushed the limits.
FEV is a globally leading engineering provider in the automotive industry and internationally recognized leader of innovation across different sectors and industries. Professor Franz Pischinger laid the foundations by combining his background in academia and engineering with a great vision for continual progress. The company has supplied solutions and strategy consulting to the world’s largest automotive OEMs and has supported customers through the entire transportation and mobility ecosystem.

As the world continues to evolve, so does FEV.
That’s why FEV is unleashing its technological and strategic expertise into other areas. It applies its forward thinking to the energy sector. And its software and system know-how will enable the company to lead the way making intelligent solutions available to everyone. FEV brings together the brightest minds from different backgrounds and specialties to find new solutions for both current and future challenges.

But FEV won’t stop there.
Looking ahead, FEV continues to push the limits of innovation. With its highly qualified >7,500 employees at more than 40 locations globally, FEV imagines solutions that don’t just meet today’s needs but tomorrow’s. Ultimately, FEV keeps evolving – to a better, cleaner future built on sustainable mobility, energy and software that drives everything. For the company’s partners, its people and the world.


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