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SELF-sustained and Smart Battery Thermal Management SolutIon for Battery Electric Vehicles

Objective

Strong efforts would be required to drastically reduce the fossil dependency and the CO2 emissions reductions in the transport sector, in line with the 2011 White paper on Transport – i.e. a 20% reduction in the CO2 emissions by 2030 (relative to 2008 levels) and a 60% reduction by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). Electrification of the transport sector offers EU the opportunity to achieve these long term targets. The larger automotive industry have recognized the potential of electric vehicles (EVs) and there are large strides planned in building electric charging infrastructure – as announced by E.ON and Ionity about their investment plans for ultra-fast charging infrastructure. Right now, there’s no EV that can accept this charge rate, but several automakers are working on electric cars able to accept that kind of power. SELFIE makes its biggest impact here, ensuring that the EVs, in the not so distant future, are able to accept this high charge rate without reduction on battery lifetime, and to store the energy efficiently in their batteries with minimal losses.

The overall objective is to develop and demonstrate a novel self-sustained compact battery system, consisting of:
- A smart modular battery pack, which has excellent internal thermal conductivity properties, a refrigerant cooling system and thermal storage system (heat buffer) capable to absorb excess heat due to fast charging, and which is thoroughly insulated from the outside;
- An advanced battery thermal management system capable to keep the battery temperature effectively within the optimal window and to prevent overheating (and battery degradation) due to fast charging.

SELFIE will significantly increase user acceptance of EVs by enabling fast-charging; offering significant cost reductions and elimination of range anxiety compared to other propulsion technologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 721 106,25

Participants (10)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 721 375
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 680 137,50
Address
Rue Louis Lormand 8
78321 La Verriere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALEO KLIMASYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 550 812,50
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 6
96476 Bad Rodach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 629 476,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 480 875
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 375
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 180 035
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMECAR ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 322 772,63
Address
Sarisu Mah 160 Sokak N 5L Konyaalti
07130 Antalya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
I2M UNTERNEHMENSENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 203 350
Address
Hangweg 27
8052 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEV POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 210 140
Address
Nr 467, Cholerzyn
32 060 Liszki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)