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Lithium battery evaluation and research - accelerated life test direction

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK6-CT-2002-00626

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 137 159

  • EU contribution

    € 1 588 470

Coordinated by:

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

Objective

To develop and validate, on test benches, accelerated life test procedures of lithium batteries for vehicle propulsion and high-energy storage applications. To deliver accurate and cost effective testing processes that will predict the full 10+ year life of the battery system using a test period of typically 6 months. The work will follow a structured approach, firstly of theoretical examination of ageing and stress mechanisms plus examination of vehicle/stationary operational duties. The procedures will then be developed followed by their validation on the bench, using a range of battery samples from various suppliers. Finally the tested samples will be analysed by the suppliers. The accelerated test data obtained will then be compared with longer life information from other sources. This work will provide an essential design tool for the exploitation of lithium battery technology into the vehicle and stationary power industries.

Coordinator

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Address

Berliner Ring 2
38436 Wolfsburg

Germany

Participants (16)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

AB VOLVO

Sweden

ADAM OPEL AG

Germany

BMW BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG

Germany

CATELLA GENERICS AB

Sweden

CENTER FOR SOLAR ENERGY AND HYDROGEN RESEARCH BADEN-W_RTEMBERG

Germany

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

ECOLE D'INGNIEURS EN GENIE DES SYSTEMES INDUSTRIELS

France

INSTITUT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNOLOGIE ANORGANISCHER STOFFE

Austria

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

REGIENOV GROUPEMENT D INTERET ECONOMIQUE*

France

SAFT S.A.

France

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

VARTA AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK6-CT-2002-00626

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 137 159

  • EU contribution

    € 1 588 470

Coordinated by:

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

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