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European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

Objective

The ECOCHAMPS project addresses topic GV-4-2014, Hybrid Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles. The work will, in a single coordinated project, address all aspects of this topic and will be conducted by 26 partners representing the European automotive industry (OEMs (EUCAR), suppliers (CLEPA), ESPs and universities (EARPA)) including members of ERTRAC and EGVIA. The objective is to achieve efficient, compact, low weight, robust and cost effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles (buses, medium and heavy duty trucks) with increased functionality, improved performance, comfort, safety and emissions below Euro 6 or VI, all proven under real driving conditions. The five demonstrator vehicles, for this purpose developed to TRL 7, that use the hybrid powertrains will among other give a direct cost versus performance comparison at two system voltage levels in the light duty vehicles, and include the modular and standardized framework components in the heavy duty vehicles. Achieving these innovations affordably will strengthen technical leadership in powertrains, enable a leading position in hybrid technology and increases the competitiveness of European OEMs. The vehicles will be ready for market introduction between 2020 and 2022 and (price) competitive to the best in-class (full hybrid) vehicles on the market in 2013. More importantly, the technology devised will impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions and the improvement of air quality. The project proposes to reach a 20% powertrain efficiency improvement and a 20% powertrain weight and volume reduction, with a ≤10% cost premium on the base model for the demonstrator. To meet air quality targets the project will prove, via independently supervised testing, real driving emissions at least below Euro 6 or VI limits and by simulation show the potential of the passenger car technologies to reach Super Low Emission Vehicle standards.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DAF TRUCKS NV
Address
Hugo Van Der Goeslaan 1
5643 TW Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 695 192,03

Participants (26)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 459 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 659 273,70
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FPT INDUSTRIAL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 607 677,88
Address
Via Puglia 15
10156 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVECO S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 701 533,75
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 918 798,88
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 618 724,63
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 138 040,51
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING CENTER STEYR GMBH & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 890 137,50
Address
Steyrer Strasse 32
4300 St. Valentin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GKN DRIVELINE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 178,13
Address
Hauptstrasse 130
53797 Lohmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEVEKE WERKTUIGBOUW BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kabelweg 21
1014 BA Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 617 438,50
Address
Nobel Road Units 1 Nobel Court Wester Gourdie
DD2 4UH Dundee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAMSUNG SDI BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 475 314,88
Address
Frikusweg 1
8141 Zettling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 041,75
Address
Lowentaler Strasse 20
88046 Friedrichshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN THERMODYNAMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 037,50
Address
Priory Business Park, Wiston Road 8
LE8 0RX Kibworth Harcourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 210 980,22
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 275
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 466 828,67
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 224 196,88
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 343,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 477 860
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 255 073,75
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 303 000
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 296,25
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 560
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GARDNER DENVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 010,51
Address
Springmill Street
BD5 7HW Bradford West Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)