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An advanced air conditioning system for Electric Vehicles

Project description

An efficient way to keep electric vehicles cool in the summer

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, so boosting electric vehicles (EVs) is important. However, reducing the energy lost/consumed by EVs is hard in the summer. Using the car’s air conditioning (AC) may reduce the battery range by up to 40 % in an urban driving cycle condition. In this context, the EU-funded Ellum AC System project proposes a new AC system that uses an innovative material called E-llum. The E-llum AC is a closed cycle system that does not release the thermal energy into the atmosphere as the actual external radiator sited into the EV. It’s also less harmful to the ozone layer as no hydrofluorocarbons gases are used.

Objective

E-llum A/C project aims at launching in the automotive sector an advanced air conditioning system made using an innovative material, called E-llum as a new thermal source in an absorption air conditioning. This system can reduce by 20% to 40% the energy consumption of the air conditioning system of the electric vehicles. The solution developed, in fact, will make more efficient use of energetic resource, reaching a perfect control of the cooling process and reducing weight and installed power. Furthermore, it will increase the energy availability distances per charge and the general comfort thanks to the reduction of the noises and the cooler picks; E-llum A/C reduces the costs of the A/C car components and the time and costs of A/C maintenance. The E-llum A/C is a closed cycle system, instead of the common A/C system, because don’t release the thermal energy into the atmosphere as the actual external radiator sited into the Electric Vehicle, in addition It is also less harmful to the ozone layer as no HFCs gases are used. The goal is to realise a strong business growth of E-WENCO initiative: to sell more than 100,000 E-llum AC Systems per year, with an annual turnover of over 14 million euro.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017

Coordinator

E-WENCO SRL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
VIA SAN MICHELE DEL CARSO 23
20025 LEGNANO
Italy

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00