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Building blocks concepts for efficient and safe multiuse urban electrical vehicles

Objective

While architectural requirements, and mechanical and thermal constraints imposed on an electrical powertrain are much less stringent when compared to conventional ICE based vehicles, the needs for cost reduction and range enhancement demand light structures, advanced aerodynamic solutions and optimisation of the drive train as a whole.
WIDE-MOB addresses the design and development of EV’s basic building blocks, including:
- Optimised aerodynamic bodies with embedded synthetic micro-jets that radically reduce the drag at any speeds
- Lightweight and low cost bodies designed for high safety under both frontal and lateral crash
- Overall system optimisation based on distributed propulsion including: i) fail safe distributed propulsion; ii) e-motor and torque control of the wheel; iii) integrated power-energy management and distributed battery-supercapacitor packs (high efficiencies over a wide torque/speed range demanded by real-use driving cycles).
- Application of EMC-EMR and low frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) design concepts based on “prudent avoidance practices” for field mitigation on occupants. The high currents and voltages produced in electric drive trains pose new problems in terms of EMF which may become a health risk to occupants
- Modular and reconfigurable design addressing the WIDEst needs with ergonomic on board space
- Solar panels distributed on both horizontal and vertical surfaces with adaptive electronic for a higher range of operation and minimal needs of infrastructures
The 3-year WIDE-MOB project will deliver:
- A prototype and demo vehicle for urban mobility integrating the proposed innovative concepts.
- Guidelines for the developed concepts to be widely applied to most EVs and HEvs architectures thus generating IPR and knowledge/experience upon which to build a world-leading EU position to track and exploit the global uptake of electrical mobility.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 804 751,28
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Di Gesù (Dr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INTERNATIONAL SARL

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 51 238,72
Address
Chemin Du Pavillon 2
1218 Le Grand Saconnex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Boydell (Dr.)
POLI MODEL SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 817 010
Address
Strada Carignano 46/1
10024 Moncalieri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Guerrieri (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoni Szumanowski (Prof.)