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Mild Hybrid cOst effective solutions for a fast Market penetratiON

Objective

Mild Hybrid cOst effective solution for a fast Market penetratiON. THOMSON (Mild Hybrid cOst effective solutions for a fast Market penetration) project aims to the development of cost effective solutions, based on 48V architectures, answering the need in reducing the environmental impact of the transportation sector through a clever combination of advanced engines technologies, electrification and wider use of alternative/renewable fuels.
The project addresses very precise and consistent objectives to support a quick transition towards high efficient, cleaner and affordable electrified powertrains focusing on the 48V architectures, intended as key element to increase fuel economy and reduce environmental impact and to support a quick penetration on the market of the hybrid powertrains.
Approaches developed in the THOMSON project will demonstrate how the right combination of advanced engine downsizing/turbocharging technologies, coupled with a 48V motor-generator system, can provide the most cost effective solution for a rapid electrification through conventional vehicles.
The project will provide an exhaustive evaluation of this concept through the development of two different 48V architectures (one integrating the e-machine on the front engine belt drive, the other between the engine and the transmission) on two different engine families: on one side a mid-size 1.6 litre Diesel engine and, on the other one, a small downsized Spark Ignited CNG engine equipped with a Direct Injection system. This twin approach will allow to demonstrate how 48V architecture interacts with Diesel technologies (especially with regard to noxious pollutant reduction) and, on the other side, with Spark Ignited CNG ones, emphasizing the CO2 reduction already achieved through the use of a low carbon fuel such as CNG. Moreover, for both engine families, 48V architecture represent an important enabler to introduce electrically driven auxiliaries and sub-systems leading to a global better man
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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 751 250

Participants (12)

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FORD-WERKE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 840 000

BORGWARNER TURBO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 576 374,75

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 805 105

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 903 329,27

CONTINENTAL EMITEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 716,75

FAURECIA SYSTEMES D ECHAPPEMENT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 399 634,38

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 340 000

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 297 196,38

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 709 849,25

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 772 655

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 262 560

CPT GROUP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 345 286,73

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 724037

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 694 311,43

  • EU contribution

    € 9 123 957,51

Coordinated by:

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy