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OPerating RAck For Full-Electric Vehicle

Objective

To improve deployment of electrical vehicles in Europe, large scale production processes for Rack, cells and electrical components need to be developed. The OPERA4FEV project aims to develop a cost effective innovative thermoplastic battery rack, able to integrate any type of cylindrical cells. The solution proposed by OPERA4FEV project, adaptable to any Full Electric Vehicle model, will indeed integrate electrical, hydraulic connections and component housing to reduce cost assembly. In order to show the relevance of the solution and meet strong industrial benefits, the rack will be integrated on two functional demonstrators.
The whole value chain will be addressed, including the eco-design (dismantling and recycling of critical materials), assembly/integration and production of cells and electrical components. As safety of the on-board battery in electric, hybrid, and plug-in vehicles is of paramount importance to the international automakers, OPERA4FEV will pay particular attention to the evaluate the effects of the rack characteristics regarding vehicle crash safety, and will focus on the potential risks for the vehicle and its occupants in case of failure of one or more batteries. To sum up, the main innovations of the OPERA4FEV project are : Thermoplastic rack integrating the electrical and hydraulic connections ; use of thermoplastic pultruded reinforcements, infrared welding for plastic part assembly ; improved regulation and heat transfer ; use of recycled material ; recycling and End of Life ; weight reduction ; Life Cycle Assesment ; reduction of number of components ; maintain the cells in the rack reversibly and lighter with robust tightness ; establish fast connections.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE
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Coordinator

MECAPLAST SA
Address
Avenue Albert Ii 4-6
98014 Monaco
Monaco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Azemar (Mr.)

Participants (10)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 348 089
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Françoise Martin (Ms.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 340 078
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vereeken Maria (Ms.)
EVE SYSTEM SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 486 707
Address
Chemin Des Erables Za De La Ronze 56
69440 Taluyers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Meniere (Mr.)
FAM AUTOMOBILES SAS

Participation ended

France
Address
Allee Henri Hugoniot 115
25600 Brognard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Courtalon (Mr.)
OLESA - INDUSTRIAS DE MOLDES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 453 236
Address
Rua Manuel Costa Correia Junior
3720 Santiago Da Riba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Maria Leite Pinto (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 020
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
REPOL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 218 312,60
Address
Calle A Poligono Industrial El Mijares
12550 Almazora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Götz Winter (Mr.)
MECACORP
France
EU contribution
€ 930 538,40
Address
Avenue De Verdun 143/143 Bis
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anthony Alves (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 438 623
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León Serrano (Prof.)
MIA ELECTRIC SAS

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Des Pierrieres 45
79143 Cerizay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Maignant (Mr.)