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Functionally Integrated E-axle Ready for Mass Market Third GENeration Electric Vehicles

Objective

FITGEN aims at developing a functionally integrated e-axle ready for implementation in third generation electric vehicles. It is delivered at TRL and MRL 7 in all its components and demonstrated on an electric vehicle platform designed for the European market (A-segment reference platform). The e-axle is composed of a latest generation Buried-Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machine, driven by a SiC-inverter and coupled with a high-speed transmission. It is complemented by a DC/DC-converter for high voltage operation of the motor in traction and for enabling superfast charging of the 40kWh battery (120kW-peak) plus an integrated AC/DC on-board charger. The e-axle also includes a breakthrough cooling system which combines the water motor/inverter circuit with transmission oil. The FITGEN e-axle delivers significant advances over the 2018 State of the Art: 1) 40% increase of the power density of the e-motor, with operation up to 18,000rpm; 2) 50% increase of the power density of the inverter, thanks to the adoption of SiC-components; 3) affordable super-fast charge capability (120kW-peak) enabled by the DC/DC-converter, integrated with single- or 3-phase AC/DC-charger; 4) increase of the electric driving range from 740 to 1,050km (including 75 minutes of charging time) in real-world freeway driving with the use of auxiliaries. The FITGEN e-axle will enter the market in the year 2023, reaching a production volume target of 200,000 units/year by 2025 and of 700,000 units/year by 2030. It is designed to be brand-independent and to fit different segments and configurations of electric vehicles, including hybrids. The FITGEN consortium includes one car-maker and three automotive suppliers for motor, power electronics, and transmission, reproducing the complete supply chain of the e-axle. Their expertise is leveraged by the partnership with research institutions and academia, constituting an ideal setup for strengthening the competitiveness of the European automotive industry.

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 882 407,50
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 918 625,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 433 000,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRUSA ELEKTRONIK AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 228 892,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Neudorf 14
9466 Sennwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 526 668,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ostschweiz St. Gallen
 
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 592 875,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 515 217,50
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 220 807,50
GKN DRIVELINE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 221 900,00
Address
Hauptstrasse 130
53797 Lohmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 95 100,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
 
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
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€ 205 750,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest