Pôle Véhicule du Futur

France: Burgundy-Franche-Comté
Thomas RÖHR
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About us

The cluster Pole Vehicule du Futur (PVF) has been created in 2005 to stimulate the synergies between enterprises, education and research in the field of vehicles and mobility of the future. PVF aims at creating added value and employment and at enhancing competitiveness for companies in the French regions Grand-Est and Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Therefore, PVF works around the following strategic sectors:

  • Energy and propulsion
  • Hydrogen/Drive train
  • Connected and autonomous vehicle
  • Mobility services
  • Composites and new materials
  • Industry 4.0

And on four different markets:

  • Components
  • Vehicles
  • Infrastructures
  • Mobility services

PVF has a well known notoriety in France and abroad, especially in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Established - 30 July 2005
Staff in the management team - 11-20
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Vocational training

Cluster composition

  • 435
    Cluster Members
  • 222
  • 42
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 160
    Large Companies
  • 22
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 31
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Between 2005 and December 2020, PVF and its members got 233 projects funded for more than 826 M€. 36 projects got European funding (FP6, FP7, H2020, COSME, Interreg, Eurostars, …), and the others profited from French national and/or private funding.

PVF is initiator of the European Automotive Cluster Network that brings together various automotive clusters aiming at cooperating to boost competitiveness of their members.

PVF is member of the European Automotive Cluster Network EACN, PVF's cluster manager has been elected President of EACN during the first General Assembly in January 2021.

PVF is also member of the cluster network Pôle Auto Europe regrouping the automotive clusters out of the Belgium-Luxemburgian-German-French Greater Region area.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English French German
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Pôle de compétitivité
Cumulated employment of cluster members
Cumulated exports of cluster members
€ 1
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 1

Management team

Cluster Manager
Thomas Röhr, European Programmes Manager, Pôle Véhicule du Futur
Röhr Thomas
ECCP Responsible Person
NADE Clotilde
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers - Transportation and storage:H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers:C2910 Manufacture of motor vehicles - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers:C2931 Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers:C2932 Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles - Land transport and transport via pipelines:H4931 Urban and suburban passenger land transport - Activities of membership organisations:S9412 Activities of professional membership organisations
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Hydrogen Ecosystems:Mobility-Transport-Automotive
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Vehicles in general - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Land vehicles for travelling otherwise than on rails
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems


Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Vocational training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes

Name & description


e-SMART will activate cooperation among public authorities and e-mobility and energy operators through Smart Living Labs on all levels of governance. It will lead, through a Smart Mobility Road Map for Alpine Space decision makers on intermunicipal level, to a common approach in development of e-mobility services in Local Public Transport (LPT) &  Last Mile Freight Freight Logistics (LML) and in planning of an adequate electric-vehicle charging-system network for entire Alpine region. The project will design and test a set of transnational operational instruments for public and private technicians to plan e-mobility infrastructure and services in passengers and freight transports in the framework of smart grid and smart territories: a Smart Energy Toolkit.

PAE European Automotive Cluster

The project PAE brings together clusters from the Greater Region area (Lorraine/France – Luxembourg – Wallonia/Belgium – Saar and Rhineland-Palatinate/Germany) to strengthen competitiveness and attractiveness of the Greater Region’s automotive industry through coordinated cross-border actions.

EACN for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments

EACN for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments was a project submitted by 6 partners of the European Automotive Cluster Network EACN. It supported the initiation and facilitation of enhanced cluster-to-cluster collaboration as well as of R&D cooperation and joint investments from cluster members to face common challenges in the automotive industry and to improve competitiveness of cluster members. The project addressed four main topics: (1) Virutalisation for planning processes, (2) Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, (3) Elasticity of production processes and (4) Skills and competences. PVF was coordinator of this project.


e-MOTICON aims at developing a deployement strategy for recharging infrastructures for electric vehicles, ensuring a homogeneous and well adapted recharging infrastructure network fitting to the special conditions of the alpin space (topography, meterology, tourists, ...). The main outcomes will be a white book for future public and private operators as well as a Alpin Space community around electric mobility.


  • Funding programme: FP7 Electromobility
  • Project duration: 06/2012 - 05/2015

The main objective of the project was the development and implementation of a knowledge base on (invehicle) high voltage traction battery deterioration; a safe management structure for EV battery recycling; and strategies and technologies for battery re-use and recycling (in particular lithium recycling).


  • Funding programme: DEUFRAKO
  • Project duration: 01/2011 - 12/2013

The CROME Project aimed at deploying coherently charging stations in Alsace and the neraby Germany, and at testing a fleet of electric vehicles in an transnational environment.

E-Light - Advanced structural light-weight architectures for electric vehicles

  • Funding programme: FP7
  • Project duration: 01/2011 - 12/2013

The E-LIGHT project targeted urban electric vehicles (EVs). The project aimed at exploring aspects and requirements needed for designing optimal EV architectures.

ELMOs - Electromobility solutions for cities and regions

  • Funding programme: FP7 Regions
  • Project duration: 12/2011 - 11/2014

The overall goal of the proposed project was to promote more sustainable transport through the development of electromobility solutions for cities and regions (ELMOS). The project delivered concepts for a better exchange of electromobility knowledge at regional and EU level, concepts for new business models and for cross-border field tests.

ENEVATE - European Network of Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise

  • Funding programme: Interreg IVB NWE 2007-2013
  • Project duration: 01/2009 - 12/2014

ENEVATE aimed at facilitating and supporting an accelerated introduction of electric mobility in NW Europe through structured transnational cooperation between public authorities and business representatives.

S_Life - European Synergies and Co-operation for Sustainable vehicle along the Life-Cycle

  • Funding programme: FP7 RoK

S_LIFE project will develop strategies and a Joint Action Plan to link, mobilize and coordinate regional resources with more focus on new scientific, economic and structural coherent greening solutions challenges.

Project name

e-Smart - https://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/e-smart/en/home

PAE - http://pole-auto-europe.eu/en/home-3/

EACN for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments - http://escp-s3.eacn-initiative.eu

e-MOTICON - http://e-moticon.eu/

ABATTRELIFE - http://www.abattrelife.eu/

CROME - http://crome-projet.fr/

E-Light - no Internet anymore

ELMOs - no Internet anymore

ENEVATE - http://www.enevate.eu/

S_Life - http://s-life-project.eu/

Support partner in KIC Raw Materials - http://eitrawmaterials.eu/

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries


Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries


Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
European Automotive Cluster Network


European Automotive Cluster Network



Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 31.01.2018
Transnational cluster members discover hydrogen mobility activities in the French Region Bourgogne Franche-Comté
News Published: 07.06.2017
PVF welcomes CLUSTEM delegation
News Published: 26.05.2017
Signature of the EACN European Automotive Cluster Network Agreement

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