The European Green Vehicles Initiative is established based on article 19 of the Horizon 2020 regulation.
The contractual arrangement signed by the European Commission and the private side is defining the practices driving the work of the initiative.

The internal governance of the private side is following the rules defined in the Statutes of the association.


General Assembly

Gathering all EGVIA members, the General Assembly is the supreme body of the Association. Its role is to approve the general policy on the basis of proposals from the Executive Board and give recommendations for its implementation. The General Assembly meets at least once a year.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible legally for the Association. It defines the strategy of the association and is responsible in front of the General Assembly.

It manages the work of the Association and is responsible for its financial management, achieving its objectives, and its representation towards third parties.

The Executive Board is composed as follows:

Stephan Neugebauer (BMW Group)


Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni (Valeo)

Vice-Chairman, from the automotive industry


Wolfgang Dettmann (Infineon)

Vice-Chairman, from the smart systems industry


Josef Affenzeller (AVL List)

Secretary General


Thilo Bein (Fraunhofer)

Vice-Chairman, from the research members

Lucie Beaumel

Head of office


Industry Delegation

The Industry Delegation is composed of a maximum of 25 members elected by the General Assembly to represent the association in the
Partnership Board of the European Green Vehicles Initiative cPPP. They are elected for a 2 years mandate, which can be renewed.

The Industry Delegation is chaired by EGVIA Chairman and is reporting on its activities to the General Assembly on a regular basis.


Members of the Executive Board
(BMW Group, Valeo, AVL List, Infineon, Fraunhofer)


11 Delegates from the automotive industry (Bosch, Ricardo, FEV, Volvo, Volkswagen, CRF, Continental, IFPEN, Ford, Piaggio, IDIADA)


2 Delegates from the smart systems industry 
(ELAPHE-EV, one other to be nominated)


Delegates from the smart grids industry
(Iberdrola, one other to be nominated)


Delegates from the research members
(Virtual Vehicle, POLITO)



Partnership Board

The Partnership Board is the governing body of the EGVI cPPP.

It is the main mechanism for dialogue between the public and the private side of the partnership.
Within this body, both sides exchange on the recommendations and priorities to be included in the Work Programme  of the European Green Vehicles Initiative.

EGVIA is represented via the Industry Delegation while the European Commission is involving different services active in the partnership (DG RTD, DG MOVE, DG Connect). All members active in the Partnership Board commit to provide advice in their relevant fields of expertise to the best of their ability and in the best interest of the EU research.