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Scalable European Powertrain Technology Platform for Cost-Efficient Electric Vehicles to Connect Europe

Objective

The need for common, scalable and brand-independent technology platforms for the key elements of EV, like the inverter-motor-transmission/gearbox (powertrain) and the battery, is evident. The project 1000kmPLUS will ensure the superiority of European automotive key technologies in terms of performance, scalability and costs for the 2nd and 3rd generation of EV. The EV powertrain and battery technologies must now start to mature, in order to fulfil existential human mobility needs in terms of affordability and usability: this is the key to enter the early mass market. It assumes ramp-up of series production and affordability by economies of scale. 1000kmPLUS will provide key arguments regarding the usability of the 2nd generation of EV to the Early Majority customers. Further, it will speed up the development and the ramp-up of series production of the 3rd EV generation. To obtain breakthroughs in terms of energy efficiency, driving range, charging and costs, the 1000kmPLUS project develops a Scalable European Powertrain Technology Platform (SEPtop@SiC), which will define automotive powertrains for EV as commodities. It will use 1200 V SiC-MOSFETs to enable a 400 V/800 V cross-compatible inverter-motor-gearbox combo, scalable as a function of the required performance. Furthermore, ultra-fast charging up to 350 kW for everyday use will be demonstrated in an EV providing an initial driving range of 500 km based on its battery energy capacity. The 1000kmPLUS project will enable, demonstrate and set up European mass production capabilities of EV key components (inverter, motor, transmission, SiC-MOSFET power modules, battery cells) by Europe´s leading automotive companies. Further, it will build ECS value chains with focus on quality, safety, efficiency and costs. The 1000kmPLUS project will build up a Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicle to demonstrate the project achievements by performing 3 challenges, representing real use cases for business as well as private travellers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 762 217,75

Participants (11)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 980 385
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 405 625
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DAIMLER AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 702,21
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 063 257,63
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULEAMBERG-WEIDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Ring 23
92224 Amberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAFT

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 484 885
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALEO SIEMENS EAUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 858 725
Address
Frauenauracherstrasse 85
91056 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUTCHINSON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 47 950
Address
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONITY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 468,75
Address
Moosacher Str 84
80809 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCEDES-BENZ AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 069,92
Address
Mercedesstrasse 120
70372 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)