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Intelligent Heating and Cooling solution for enhanced range EV Battery packs

Objective

The envisaged European CO2 fleet emission limits for 2025-2030 already require a massive market introduction of EVs. However, there are still some obstacles for user acceptance of EVs: high cost, slow charging, limited range, perceived lack of added value and concerns of limited mobility.
In this context, i-HeCoBatt stands for Intelligent Heating and Cooling solution for enhanced range EV Battery packs. The aim of i-HeCoBatt is to achieve a smart, cost bursting industrial battery heat exchanger to minimize the impact on full electric vehicle range in extreme conditions.
The proposed solution will remove the currently used expensive and heavy gap filler between the heat exchanger and the battery pack and will replace the aluminium interface plate in contact with the battery pack with a thin polymer layer. This design enhances the efficiency of the heating and cooling system that will be supported by a heating actuator in direct contact to the battery pack. Customized printed sensors will be embedded to the heat exchanger and will feed the battery management control unit as well as an external early diagnostic and safety system connected to the cloud. Different interfaces will be created to access these data according to user profiles: designers, testers, maintenance teams or driver. Finally, the industrialization of the patented innovative heat exchanger concept will contribute to the cost reduction of the heating and cooling system and the EV.
The Consortium gathers know-how from a multidisciplinary group of research centres, SME and industrial partners, including an automotive OEM, with expertise in battery pack and thermal systems design, testing and manufacturing for automotive applications. Partners behind the intelligent heat exchanger concept are European TIERs that intend to position with an unbeatable environmental compliant product that will be introduced in OEMs value chain in a maximum period of 2 years after the closure of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 549 562,50

Participants (6)

MIBA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 960 029,30
Address
Dr Mitterbauer Str 3
4663 Laakirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 624 166,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
DATIK INFORMACION INTELIGENTE S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 550
Address
Ps Mikeletegi Edif B8 661
20009 Donostia San Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPI GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 341 897,50
Address
Leopoldauer Strasse 173-181
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 806,88
Address
Auto-union-str. 1
85057 Ingolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)