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Integrated Modular Distributed Drivetrain for Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

Objective

Within this project a new compact and efficient high speed 30-50 kW electrical machine will be integrated with an efficient fully SiC drive and a gearbox within a powertrain traction module. The electrical machine will have a dry rotor direct liquid cooling system integrated with the cooling system for the SiC drive. This traction module can be mechanically coupled with an axle of a low performance electric/hybrid vehicle, or several units could be coupled directly with the wheels for a high performance vehicle or a light-duty vehicle or a bus. Economic feasibility of mass-manufacturing of different electric machine topologies will be studied to choose the best trade-off between performance, manufacturing cost, and efficiency in the selected performance range. Feasibility of direct drive, single stage, and two-stage switchable high speed gearboxes will be studied as well. The resultant powertrain traction module will be an optimal trade-off between efficiency, manufacturability, and cost, utilizing newest technologies in electrical machines, power electronics, and high speed gearboxes. We will demonstrate the scalability of the solution by embedding several powertrain modules on board a test vehicle.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 046 872,50

Participants (11)

SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 903 125
Address
Sigmundstrasse 200
90431 Nurnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFICATION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 250 750
Address
Lentokentaentie 44
53600 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 899 625
Address
Im Gewerbepark B 29
93059 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 583 875
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 569 547,50
Address
Saabvagen 5
461 38 Trollhattan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BORGWARNER SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 678 575
Address
Instrumentgatan 15
261 24 Landskrona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 510
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THIEN EDRIVES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 553 750
Address
Millennium Park 11
6890 Lustenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 171 437,50
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
S.C.I.R.E. CONSORZIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Centro Direzionale Isola C4 Sn Facolta Di Ingegneria Dell Universita Di Napoli Parthenope
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 500
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other