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PHev towards zerO EmissioNs & ultimate ICE efficiency

Objective

PHOENICE aims at developing a C SUV-class plug-in hybrid (P1/P4) vehicle demonstrator whose fuel consumption and pollutant emissions will be jointly minimized for real world driving conditions. This development will require the optimisation of a highly efficient gasoline engine, relying on a dual dilution combustion approach with excess air and EGR, synergizing an innovative in-cylinder charge motion with high pressure injection, novel ignition technologies, and an electrified turbocharger particularly relevant for hybrid architectures. The potential of alternative fuels produced by P2X processes will also be considered. To achieve the targeted near-zero emissions in transient conditions specific to PHEV in real driving conditions, the demonstrator vehicle will be equipped with a complete and dedicated after-treatment system including an electrically heated catalyst, a SCR and a GPF for abating NOx, particle number down to 10 nm, and non-regulated gaseous emissions.
The vehicle overall efficiency will be increased with an exhaust waste heat recovery system for generating an additional electric power contribution for cabin heating or cooling, or for reducing the switch-on time of the internal combustion engine in cold conditions, thereby limiting the engine-out pollutant emissions such as particles.
Virtual methods will be employed to reduce the calibration time of all the vehicle sub-systems. The vehicle control will use all the flexibility of the hybrid architecture and sub-systems to lower in real time the driving emissions and fuel consumption.
Technologies developed in PHOENICE will achieve a TRL 7 paying a specific attention to cost, industrialization, and to the use opportunity for various vehicle classes so as to maximize the economic and environmental impacts. This project will support the European automobile industry in the medium term and speed up the transition towards a more environmentally friendly mobility in terms of air quality and GHG emissions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IFP Energies nouvelles
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 681 143,75

Participants (7)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 781 375
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 269 485
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 591
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARELLI EUROPE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 112,50
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 875
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GARRETT MOTION FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 251 124,13
Address
2 Rue De L'avenir - Thaon Les Vosge
88150 Capavenir Vosges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IN EXTENSO INNOVATION CROISSANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 208 617,50
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2000 Thales B Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)