Urban mobility of tomorrow – this topic is currently at the centre of society. With the vehicle muc019, the student team of the TU Munich contributes its ideas and possibilities for electric mobility.

Following the two successful UrbanConcept cars muc017 & muc018, the latest model offers the first two-seater with a vehicle weight far below 100kg, designed for urban traffic of approx. 50km/h. Based on muc018, a modular, autonomous system was also planned here to allow for future developments. This combines efficiency, suitability for everyday use and technical innovation in one vehicle and shows what our mobility could look like in the future.

Competitions: Achievements in the “Autonomous Urban Concept” class

Shell Eco Marathon Europe

–   Best run: 130,4 km/kWh (corresponds to about 1132 km/l


–   2nd place “Vehicle Design”

–   Winner of the “Perseverance & Spirit of the Event Award”


Educ Eco

–   2nd place Battery-Electric (148 km/kWh, which corresponds to about

    1284 km/l SuperPlus95)

–   Winner of the “Technical Design Award”


Key Data

Load-bearing carbon fiber composite monocoque

Length: 2.5m



Mass (ready to drive) in kg
Maximum speed in km/h

Two electric motors in the steered front axle

With efficiency value from the Shell Eco Marathon (130.4km/kWh)   

  1. Competition battery: 25km range
  2. Battery for test/autonomous operation: 64km range

Lithium polymer batteries

  1. Competition battery: has a capacity of 190 Wh
  2. Battery for test/ for autonomous operation: has a capacity of 480Wh

Power Train

Motors: permanent-magnet synchronous motors

Self-developed GaN converter

Maintenance-optimized, pluggable PCB design

Cable-reduced design (total 33 m)

E-paper memory display as GUI

CAN bus for communication between control units 

Self-developed motor controller

Communication via CAN 

Nominal power in W (2x430W)


Innovative package, complete drive train in the front end, spacious interior and luggage compartment

Entire body in carbon fibre composite construction and use of novel joining methods

Closed and load-optimized monocoque, one-piece sandwich structure


Non-structural, aerodynamic components such as multi-part front end, doors, underbody panelling and rear spoiler

In-house production of fibre composites with requirement-oriented processes (MTI, VAP, prepreg autoclave) 


Organic, topology optimized Scalmalloy uprights

MacPherson front axle with elastokinematic suspension and damping

Double wishbone rear axle with air suspension and hydraulic damping

Cable operated steering system

Four hydraulic disc brakes


Perception on the basis of sensor fusion

Modular integration into the platform

Specialized components depending on the application

Sophisticated software architecture to support fast development cycles

Neural networks trained on tens of thousands of images

Improved trajectory planning with better support for dynamic scenarios and more complex manoeuvres

More extensive testing through the use of continuous integration and multiple Simulation Pipelines