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Optimised storage integration for the electric car

Objective

Present-day electric vehicles are typically designed by starting from an existing vehicle platform and designing a storage device (battery pack) to fit the constraints of the existing vehicle. OSTLER is based on the concept of modular storage devices around which an electric vehicle (EV) can be designed. The vehicle designer can select storage capacity to give range in EV mode (e.g. 20 km, 50 km, 100 km) in much the same way as current-generation vehicles are designed around different powertrain packages (e.g. 1.6 litre, 1.8 litre, 2.0 litre).

OSTLER will develop novel solutions for mechanical, thermal and electrical integration based around such a modular concept of storage-centric design. The project will further investigate the implications of these integration solution if one or more of the storage packs is removable, and hence evaluate the feasibility of a removable concepts e.g. quick drop or user-changeable packs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MIRA LTD
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 826 156,70
Administrative Contact
Simon Hall (Mr.)

Participants (8)

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 357 232
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 83 Vargarda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Sturk (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 618 037,50
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Mr.)
MARELLI EUROPE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Cominetti (Mr.)
FICO CABLES S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 720
Address
Gran Via Carlos Iii - Piso Quinto 98
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaume Prat (Mr.)
FKA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 889
Address
Steinbachstrasse 7
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Bröckerhoff (Dr.)
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY INC

Participation ended

United States
Address
Technology Blvd, Suite 950 12303
78727 Austin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lee Campbell (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Warszawska 24
31 155 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bronislaw Sendyka (Prof.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 886,80
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)