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Optimised Real-world Cost-Competitive Modular Hybrid Architecture for Heavy Duty Vehicles

Objective

The ORCA Project proposal addresses topic GV-03-2016, of the Transport Work Programme. The work proposed will, in a single coordinated project, address all the aspects of the domain 2 “For pure and plug-in hybrids, power-train system integration and optimisation through the re-use of waste heat, advanced control, downsizing of ICEs, innovative transmissions and the integration of electronic components” regarding Heavy Duty Vehicles.
The activity proposed will be conducted by an 11-member consortium from 7 different European Members States representing all requested competencies in the field of powertrain optimization for Heavy Duty vehicles. The consortium comprises OEMs with IVECO-ALTRA, CRF and VOLVO (also members of EUCAR, suppliers VALEO, BOSCH, JOHNSON MATTHEY and JSR MICRO (CLEPA), leading Engineering and Technology Companies/organizations and Universities with TNO, FRAUNHOFER, and VUB (EARPA). The majority are also active members of ERTRAC and EGVIA.

The overall objectives of the ORCA project are:
Reduce the TCO to the same diesel vehicle TCO level, targeting over 10% system cost premium reduction compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and VOLVO conventional truck with the same performances, same functionalities and operative cost, and also targeting up to 10% rechargeable energy storage (RES) lifetime/energy throughput improvement.
Improve the hybrid powertrain efficiency up to 5% compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and conventional truck through optimized RES selection & sizing and by improving the energy and ICE management.
Reduce the fuel consumption by 40% compared to an equivalent conventional HD vehicle (bus & truck).
Downsize the ICE by at least 50% compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and VOLVO conventional truck.
Improve the electric range from 10km to 30km by adding the PHEV capabilities and optimising the RES capacity.
Case study assessment to replace a diesel engine by a CNG engine for future heavy-duty vehicles.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2016-INEA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 347 206,94

Participants (11)

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 748 658,63
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVECO S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 017 100
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 910 373,97
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROLE MOTEUR SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 700 210
Address
Avenue Des Beguines 14
95800 Cergy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 135,38
Address
Nobel Road Units 1 Nobel Court Wester Gourdie
DD2 4UH Dundee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JSR MICRO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 163 537,50
Address
Technologielaan 8
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 622 563,96
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 464 875
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALTRA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 805 700
Address
Via Adamoli Gelasio 237 F-g
16138 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 812,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUEWAYS INTERNATIONAL BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 581,25
Address
Interleuvenlaan 64
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)