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QUalifying and Implementing a user-centric designed and EfficienT electric vehicle

Objective

QUIET aims at developing an improved and energy efficient electric vehicle with increased driving range under real-world driving conditions. This is achieved by exploiting the synergies of a technology portfolio in the areas of: user-centric design with enhanced passenger comfort and safety, lightweight materials with enhanced thermal insulation properties, and optimised vehicle energy management.
The developed technologies will be integrated and qualified in a Honda B-segment electric vehicle validator. Among these, a novel refrigerant for cooling, combined with an energy-saving heat pump operation for heating, advanced thermal storages based on phase change materials, powerfilms for infrared radiative heating, and materials for enhanced thermal insulation of the cabin will be investigated. Further focus is put on lightweight glasses and composites for windows and chassis, as well as light metal aluminium or magnesium seat components. Optimized energy management strategies, such as pre-conditioning and zonal cooling/heating the passenger cabin as well as user-centric designed cooling/heating modules will further enhance the thermal performance of the vehicle. These strategies will be seamlessly implemented in an intelligent vehicle control unit enhanced by a novel Human Machine Interface, which, beyond being intuitive and user friendly, will also consider diverse users’ needs, accounting for gender and ageing society aspects.
The objective of QUIET is to reduce the energy needed for cooling and heating the cabin of an electric vehicle under different driving conditions, by at least 30 % compared to the Honda baseline 2017. Additionally, a weight reduction of about 20 % of vehicle components (e.g. doors, windshields, seats, heating and air conditioning) is also addressed. These efforts will finally lead to a minimum of 25 % driving range increase under both hot (+40 °C) and cold (-10 °C) weather conditions.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2017
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Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 332 831,25

Participants (13)

HONDA R&D EUROPE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 995 712,50
Address
Carl Legien Strasse 30
63073 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL QPUNKT GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 252 683,43
Address
Gewerbepark 11
8075 Hart Bei Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL THERMAL AND HVAC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 800
Address
Im Zukunftspark 1
74076 Heilbronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VENTREX AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 324 687,50
Address
Johann Sebastian Bach Gasse 1
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 253 781,25
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 568 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATT ADVANCED THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 253 102,50
Address
Gewerbeparkstrasse 77 5
8143 Dobl Zwaring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECON ENGINEERING MERNOKI, SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 513 375
Address
Kondorosi Ut 3 Iv Em
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUBITHERM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 052,50
Address
Imhoffweg 6
12307 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEATTEC SITZTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 463 625
Address
Wernher Von Braun Str 16
92224 Amberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OBRIST ENGINEERING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 694 906,25
Address
Rheinstrasse 26-27
6890 Lustenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 201 936,25
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 485 961,57
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)