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Advanced Light MAterials and processes for the eco-design of electric vehicles

Objective

In the need to improve the efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles (EVs), one strategy is the weight reduction of the global vehicle. There are already available solutions based on advanced light materials with promising structural properties but they still need further development to increase their TRL and reach the market. Furthermore, increasing environmental awareness and forthcoming stricter regulations demands the adoption of circular economy principles across the entire vehicle life-cycle.

To respond to this challenge, ALMA will develop a novel BEV structure for a passenger car with 45% weight reduction potential compared to current baseline (15% additional reduction if compared to prior-art solutions) at affordable costs (below 3€/Kg-saved of additional cost), thus enabling up to 2.2 KWh/100Km efficiency increase and 11% LCA improvement. For this purpose, ALMA will develop a multi-material modular platform (BIW, chassis and closures) made of a combination of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHHS), Advanced-SMC and steel-hybrid materials, characterized with multiscale model-based tools.

ALMA will adopt circular economy principles from early stages through the application of eco-design strategies to create a novel BEV platform “made to be recycled”, using a structural reversible bonding technology to enable the separation of components at the end-of-life (EoL) for repair and reuse. A ground-breaking health monitoring system based on acoustic emissions will be integrated in the structure to detect and locate damage while in-service. At last, efficient recycling and material recovery options will be analysed to complete the circular loop.

ALMA involves a well balance group of 9 partners from 4 different EU countries, 5 of them are market-oriented companies (with 2 SMEs), being one an automotive OEM. It also includes 3 RTOs and one international association. ALMA has also gathered the support of 15 external supporting partners in the Advisory Board.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 755 675

Participants (8)

FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 780 995,25
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 510 599,38
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BATZ SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 359 198
Address
Calle Torrea 32
48140 Igorre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 297 982,50
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 461 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNERSPEC TECHNOLOGIES EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 425
Address
Calle Sanglas, 13
28890 Loeches Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 600 341,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 276 070
Address
Stationsplein 45, A4.004
3013 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Other