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Design, manufacturing, and validation of ecocycle electric traction motor

Objective

As a response to the need to decrease the transportation related emissions and energy consumption, today, all major passenger car and other light-duty vehicle manufacturers are broadening their electric vehicle portfolio. The dependency of the present electrical traction motors on the rare materials, such as rare earth permanent magnet materials, namely Neodymium-Iron-Boron magnets, is problematic from several viewpoints: they are imported and expensive and there is a real risk for supply problems in the coming years. To strengthen the European competitiveness, VOLTCAR ('Design, manufacturing, and validation of ecocycle electric traction motor') proposes high-speed, permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance technology with a drastic reduction in rare materials' utilisation.

During VOLTCAR, the motor prototype is perfected to meet the strictest performance requirements (power density, efficiency), sustainability criteria (recyclability, circularity and low use of rare resources and copper) and the expectations of the automotive sector (cost, reliability, integrability). This major goal is supported by introducing digital design and optimisation methodologies that are capable of assessing the life cycle costs, energy consumption, and carbon footprint in the early phase, guiding the outcomes towards maximised sustainability with reduced use of rare materials and efficient recycling and repurposing patterns. The validity of the VOLTCAR motor prototypes, 50 kW and 120 kW motor, and related technologies is proved according to the automotive standards, presenting an X-in-the-loop (XiL) experimentation environments. With this development, VOLTCAR will simultaneously lead to more green jobs in local SMEs throughout Europe to reduce unemployment rate.

The VOLTCAR consortium comprises world-leading automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies and research partners with complementary knowledge and expertise for the successful execution of the proposed work.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 867 915,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 662 082,50
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ludwigsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFICATION OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 800 625,00
Address
Lentokentaentie 44
53600 Lappeenranta

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Etelä-Karjala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HIDRIA razvoj in proizvodnja avtomobilskih in industrijskih sistemov, d.o.o.
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 393 125,00
Address
Nazorjeva Ulica 6a
1000 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KREMENCHUK MYKHAILO OSTROHRADSKYI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 119 987,50
Address
20,pershotravneva Street
39614 Kremenchuk

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 299 500,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 606 875,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Etelä-Karjala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 606 250,00
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RTD TALOS LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 188 125,00
Address
Diogenous 1 Block A Egomi
2404 Lefkosia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BORGWARNER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 929 400,00
Address
Marnheimer Strasse 85-87
67292 Kirchheimbolanden

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Donnersbergkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KOLEKTOR MOBILITY UPRAVLJANJE NALOZB DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 173 250,00
Address
Vojkova Ulica 10
5280 Idrija

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Goriška
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00