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Modular Electric Drivetrains

Modular Electric Drivetrains

Objective

Electrification of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles will have a knock-on effect on reducing the greenhouses gases emission from the transportation sector, as it is still the biggest emitter due to fossil fuel based engines. However the maturity of electrical drives and electrical engines needs a final push for better performance, better comfort and cost reduction in order to generate a massive adoption of such transport in Europe and worldwide, replacing conventional cars. ModulED aims at developing a new generation of modular electric engine based on buried-permanent magnet motor with reduced rare earth use, and electric drivetrain for various configurations of Full and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (including cost, environmental impact, efficiency, and mass manufacturing ready). The multiphase e-motor will integrate the latest GaN inverter for power electronics, advanced control with higher fault tolerance, advanced cooling features, with reduced sizing and higher efficiency. It will be linked with a performant electrical drive and transmission, adapting new regenerative braking strategies. The project takes into account industrial, user requirements and environmental impacts through life cycle analysis, to gear the activities towards a full vehicle approach design and realization of each component and whole powertrain. Also, new virtual models will be developed for reliable design and simulation of every component features. Demonstration on BMW i3 or similar vehicle will be performed at the end, validating the high performance powertrain. The project gathers 9 partners as cutting-edge from automotive, power electronics, powertrain specialists with 3 research centres, 3 Tier-1 suppliers and SMEs.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 511 875

Participants (8)

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BRUSA ELEKTRONIK AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 284 363,75

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 598 521,25

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 563 625

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 395 000

ZG ZAHNRADER UND GETRIEBE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 309 062,50

PUNCH POWERTRAIN NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 474 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 650 170

EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 236 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769953

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 022 867,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 022 867,50

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France