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Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler


Technical data of the composites for the structural optimisation

Physical properties (density, fibre and void content) as well as mechanical ones (stiffness, strength, impact properties) will be reported. This technical data will be employed in the simulation models for the Vehicle Structure and Chassis Design (Task 3.1).

Report on the validation of the energy packs including test report

The prototypes of the battery packs will be operated on a demonstrator that can perform discharge-charge cycles and shows communication protocol behavior. The energy packs will be tested and validated on a demonstrator test bench, and they will be ready to start testing on vehicle.

Report on the validation of the connection system design

The design concept of the mechanical fixing and electrical connection will be delivered. This will include technical drawings with mechanical specification, electrical specification and a list of components. The connection system has to be defined and approved by other partners involved in the development of the chassis. Feasibility will be checked also with the support of manufacturers.

Report on commercial parameters

Competitor analysis (identification of the target audience, customer expectations and derises, referring sales markets, commercial parameters); definition of buyers' profiles; definition of brand values and competitive advantages.

Vehicle specifications

Vehicle concept research based on chassis and engine features given by overall concept; essential characteristics of the vehicle.

Summary of the performed safety analysis during the project

The report will include the analysis of the structure and chassis in terms of the safety of passengers. The main purpose is to improve the passive safety of electric 3-wheeler in order to reduce the number of fatalities and the severity of the injuries. In this case is particularly important to pay attention to the selection of the mounting structure seat and safety belt anchorages. Several add-ons will be proposed to decrease the fatality in crashes with other vehicles.

Communication and Dissemination Plan

Document providing details on how outputs/results of each WP and deliverables will be disseminated during and after the finalization of the project.

Electric drive specifications

The deliverable will provide the specifications defined in Task 4.1, which compile the desired performance and requirements for the electric drive system, specifically for the electrical machine and the cooling system, consisting of: Driving maps and desired torque-speed curve in the wheel; Geometrical dimensions of the available space for the electric machine; Thermal conditions: surrounding temperature and temperature limit, required IP protection, etc.; Characteristics of electrical batteries: electrical ratings and power delivery on charge/discharge; Torque-speed curve of motor (according to desired wheel torque-speed); Electric machine’s duty cycles for cooling system design (based on driving maps).

Report on design themes and stylistic proposals for vehicle exterior and cockpit elements

Summary/description of the different proposals for vehicle exterior and cockpit elements. Reasons for the update: in the original planning there was a mistake as the vehicle styling (D2.3) should come after the initial design of chassis and structure (D3.2, M14) and first PINCER design (D6.1, M12) (both severely affecting layout) are ready. In any case this new schedule does not impact the development of other activities in the project.

Report on the validation of the communication interface including code library and test tools including test report

A technical specification document will be delivered, that will describe the communication physical interface with minimum requirements and the application protocol. An implementation of the communication protocol will be available on the target architecture chosen for the BMS, tested according to specifications and with the support of simulation tools. The software test and simulation tools to validate the implementations of the communication protocol will be also delivered.

Report on validation of electric drive test-bench results

The deliverable will show the results of the electric drive system tests carried out on a test-bench.

Vehicle homologation and certification report

Description of test reports and the homologation process for the final vehicle, including fulfilment of EC regulations requirements and reporting on EC certificate for road use.

Report on the results of the virtual analyses

The final design of the vehicle chassis and structure will be analyzed for crash safety, NVH, dynamic drive conditions, load conditions, durability and weight reduction possibilities. The report will validate the final virtual design of the vehicle chassis and structure.

Vehicle validation report

At the end of the project prototype vehicle will be subjected to various tests in order to measure and validate the Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle NVH, Energy Consumption and Performance of the Vehicle. Automotive tests will be executed to fully demonstrate the outcome of the project. Findings will be published as a detailed report.

Description of project website

Document describing use/operation of the project website, including both the internal (for project partners) and external (for the general public) parts.


Stability and parking cross distance adapter mechanism for electric vehicle

Author(s): M. Izquierdo, I. Ulacia, I. Fernandez de Bastida, E. Olabarrieta, S. Gomez
Published in: 15th European Automotive Congress, EAEC 2017, Issue 05/10/2017, 2017
Publisher: FISITA, The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies

"ACEM Conference 2015: Invited to present WEEVIL project and join discussion panel on: ""unlocking the innovation potential for L-category vehicles"" (Brussels, Belgium)"

Author(s): IK4-TEKNIKER
Published in: "ACEM Conference 2015: Invited to present WEEVIL project and join discussion panel on: ""unlocking the innovation potential for L-category vehicles"" (Brussels, Belgium)", Issue 24/09/2015, 2015
Publisher: Conference

European Transport Research Conference: Safety of ultra-light three wheel vehicles (Brussels, Belgium)

Author(s): PIMOT
Published in: European Transport Research Conference: Safety of ultra-light three wheel vehicles (Brussels, Belgium), Issue 01/04/2016, 2016
Publisher: Conference

Mecanismo de ancho de vía variable para vehículo eléctrico urbano de tres ruedas

Author(s): M. Izquierdo Ortiz de Landaluce, I. Ulacia Garmendia, I. Gallego Navas, I. Eraña Larrañaga, E. Olabarrieta
Published in: XXII Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Mecánica, Issue 19/09/2018, 2018, ISSN 0212-5072
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

L’italia Sostenibile: Idee e Azioni per il Futuro (Bologna, Italy)

Author(s): KAITEK
Published in: L’italia Sostenibile: Idee e Azioni per il Futuro (Bologna, Italy), Issue 20/05/2016, 2016
Publisher: Other

ERTRAC & EGVIA: Participation in the Task Force to update the European Roadmap “Electrification of Road Transport, 3rd Edition” Presentation of Lightweight EVs: WEEVIL (Brussels, Belgium)

Published in: ERTRAC & EGVIA: Participation in the Task Force to update the European Roadmap “Electrification of Road Transport, 3rd Edition”, Issue 29/01/2016, 2016
Publisher: Other

Improving Energy Efficiency in Electric Vehicles (Bologna, Italy)

Author(s): KAITEK
Published in: Improving Energy Efficiency in Electric Vehicles (Bologna, Italy), Issue 24/11/2016, 2016
Publisher: Other

Disruptive Approaches to Urban Electric Mobility: WEEVIL

Author(s): Jon Madariaga
Published in: Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications, Issue 23/09/2016, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-44765-0
Publisher: Springer

Design and characterisation of cellular composite structures for automotive crash-boxes manufactured by out of die ultraviolet cured pultrusion

Author(s): I. Saenz-Dominguez, I. Tena, A. Esnaola, M. Sarrionandia, J. Torre, J. Aurrekoetxea
Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering, Issue 160, 2019, Page(s) 217-224, ISSN 1359-8368
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.10.046

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