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European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

Objective

The ECOCHAMPS project addresses topic GV-4-2014, Hybrid Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles. The work will, in a single coordinated project, address all aspects of this topic and will be conducted by 26 partners representing the European automotive industry (OEMs (EUCAR), suppliers (CLEPA), ESPs and universities (EARPA)) including members of ERTRAC and EGVIA. The objective is to achieve efficient, compact, low weight, robust and cost effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles (buses, medium and heavy duty trucks) with increased functionality, improved performance, comfort, safety and emissions below Euro 6 or VI, all proven under real driving conditions. The five demonstrator vehicles, for this purpose developed to TRL 7, that use the hybrid powertrains will among other give a direct cost versus performance comparison at two system voltage levels in the light duty vehicles, and include the modular and standardized framework components in the heavy duty vehicles. Achieving these innovations affordably will strengthen technical leadership in powertrains, enable a leading position in hybrid technology and increases the competitiveness of European OEMs. The vehicles will be ready for market introduction between 2020 and 2022 and (price) competitive to the best in-class (full hybrid) vehicles on the market in 2013. More importantly, the technology devised will impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions and the improvement of air quality. The project proposes to reach a 20% powertrain efficiency improvement and a 20% powertrain weight and volume reduction, with a ≤10% cost premium on the base model for the demonstrator. To meet air quality targets the project will prove, via independently supervised testing, real driving emissions at least below Euro 6 or VI limits and by simulation show the potential of the passenger car technologies to reach Super Low Emission Vehicle standards.

Coordinator

DAF TRUCKS NV

Address

Hugo Van Der Goeslaan 1
5643 Tw Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 695 192,03

Participants (27)

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 459 000

DAIMLER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 659 273,70

FPT INDUSTRIAL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 607 677,88

IVECO S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 701 533,75

MAN TRUCK & BUS SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 918 798,88

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 618 724,63

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 3 138 040,51

ENGINEERING CENTER STEYR GMBH & CO KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 890 137,50

GKN DRIVELINE INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 178,13

GEVEKE WERKTUIGBOUW BV

Netherlands

JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 617 438,50

SAMSUNG SDI BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 475 314,88

MAGNA STEYR BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH & CO OG

Austria

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 12 041,75

EUROPEAN THERMODYNAMICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 037,50

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 210 980,22

FEV EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 275

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 466 828,67

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 290 250

UNIRESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 224 196,88

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 343,75

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 477 860

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 255 073,75

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 303 000

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 179 296,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 254 560

GARDNER DENVER LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 364 010,51

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653468

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 28 419 785,01

  • EU contribution

    € 21 009 064,67

Coordinated by:

DAF TRUCKS NV

Netherlands