Catalonia will host spain's first living lab for research of technologies related to the development of the electric car. the eur 1.2 million project will be located in an area of 30 km. between cerdanyola and sant cugat cities (barcelona).
the living lab will be managed by local companies tradisa, simon and aia group, in cooperation with the ascamm foundation, barcelona's autonomous university and catalonia's polytechnic university. the lab will analyze the evolution and behavior of electric cars' components in order to improve their efficiency and performance. the catalan government is to finance 30% of the project through acc1ó, its business promotion agency.
source: la vanguardia 08/10/2010