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Optimised Energy Management and Use

Objective

Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS) represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due to limited storage capacity of electric batteries.

The OPTEMUS project proposes to tackle this bottleneck by leveraging low energy consumption and energy harvesting through a holistic vehicle-occupant-centred approach, considering space, cost and complexity requirements. Specifically, OPTEMUS intends to develop a number of innovative core technologies (Integrated thermal management system comprising the compact refrigeration unit and the compact HVAC unit, battery housing and insulation as thermal and electric energy storage, thermal energy management control unit, regenerative shock absorbers) and complementary technologies (localised conditioning, comprising the smart seat with implemented TED and the smart cover panels, PV panels) combined with intelligent controls (eco-driving and eco-routing strategies, predictive cabin preconditioning strategy with min. energy consumption, electric management strategy).

The combined virtual and real-life prototyping and performance assessment in a state of the art, on-the-market A-segment electric vehicle (Fiat 500e) of this package of technologies will allow demonstrating a minimum of 32% of energy consumption reduction for component cooling and 60% for passenger comfort, as well as an additional 15% being available for traction, leading to an increase of the driving range in extreme weather conditions of at least 44 km (38%) in a hot ambient (+35ºC and 40% rH) and 63 km (70%) in a cold ambient (-10ºC and 90% rH).

Coordinator

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Address

Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 577 428,75

Participants (15)

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ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 197 750

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 996 426,25

IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 534 356,25

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 896 250

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 396 822,50

MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 287 932,50

SISTEMI SOSPENSIONI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 153 281,25

BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 400

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 517,50

DENSO Thermal Systems S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 620 031,25

DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 433 750

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 670 000

ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 062,50

CPT GROUP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653288

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 390 633,75

  • EU contribution

    € 6 390 633,75

Coordinated by:

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria