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Optimised Energy Management and Use

Objective

Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS) represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due to limited storage capacity of electric batteries.

The OPTEMUS project proposes to tackle this bottleneck by leveraging low energy consumption and energy harvesting through a holistic vehicle-occupant-centred approach, considering space, cost and complexity requirements. Specifically, OPTEMUS intends to develop a number of innovative core technologies (Integrated thermal management system comprising the compact refrigeration unit and the compact HVAC unit, battery housing and insulation as thermal and electric energy storage, thermal energy management control unit, regenerative shock absorbers) and complementary technologies (localised conditioning, comprising the smart seat with implemented TED and the smart cover panels, PV panels) combined with intelligent controls (eco-driving and eco-routing strategies, predictive cabin preconditioning strategy with min. energy consumption, electric management strategy).

The combined virtual and real-life prototyping and performance assessment in a state of the art, on-the-market A-segment electric vehicle (Fiat 500e) of this package of technologies will allow demonstrating a minimum of 32% of energy consumption reduction for component cooling and 60% for passenger comfort, as well as an additional 15% being available for traction, leading to an increase of the driving range in extreme weather conditions of at least 44 km (38%) in a hot ambient (+35ºC and 40% rH) and 63 km (70%) in a cold ambient (-10ºC and 90% rH).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electric batteries
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/thermodynamic engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 577 428,75

Participants (15)

ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 197 750
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 996 426,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 534 356,25
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 896 250
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 396 822,50
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 932,50
Address
Loramendi 4
20500 Arrasate
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARELLI SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61 63
20011 Corbetta Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 281,25
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 400
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 517,50
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 620 031,25
Address
Frazione Masio 24
10046 Poirino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 750
Address
Freisinger Strasse 21
85386 Eching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 670 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 062,50
Address
Liebknechtstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 625
Address
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)