The CENIT VERDE Project ends with notable progress in electric vehicle development

After four years of research, CENIT VERDE, a research project into the study and development of technologies to enable the electric vehicle to be integrated and introduced into the Spanish market in a fast, cost-effective and reliable way, came to an end on 31st March. For four years, over 800 professionals from 16 companies and 14 public institutions from different areas of activity have joined forces to develop sustainable alternatives in the automotive arena, infrastructure and energy.

Thanks to the amount of research and innovation achieved, CENIT VERDE has become a reference throughout Europe. The project was managed by SEAT’s Technical Centre, supported by the Ministry for the Economy & Competitivity, managed through CDTI, the Centre for Industrial Technological Development, and coordinated by CTM Technological Centre Foundation. The results were presented on 10th and 11th June at SEAT’s facilities.

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The project had total funding of €34 million and has become a European benchmark thanks to its joint
public-private cooperation and the amount of research and innovations developed. The following companies
took part: AIA, Cegasa, Circutor, Cobra, Endesa, Ficosa, GPtech, Iberdrola, Infranor, Lear, Mapro, Red Eléctrica España (REE), Siemens, Rovalma and Técnicas Reunidas. They were led by SEAT’s Technical Centre, and supported by the Ministry for the Economy & Competitivity, managed through CDTI, the Centre for Industrial Technological Development, and coordinated by the CTM Technological Centre Foundation.


Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2013