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Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle System Component Development

Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle System Component Development

Objective

The objective of the project is the research on of low-cost components for fuel cell (FC-) systems and electric drive systems which can be used in future hybridised FC-vehicles (medium term objective) and ICE vehicles. The components will be analysed and tested in two FC-vehicle platforms with different concepts. The project consortium consists of 6 major European car manufacturers, 10 major and smaller suppliers, 6 institutes and 4 universities. The focus of the project is on components which have a high potential of significant cost reduction by decreasing complexity and/or choosing innovative approaches to support a future mass production. In the field of FC-system components the key components which are investigated are innovative air supply based on electrical turbochargers, novel humidification subsystems, new hydrogen sensors and innovative hydrogen injection system components. For the electric drive system we focus on highly integrated drive trains (converters, inverters and electrical motors) and high-energy-density battery systems based on innovative Li-Ion technology which has been developed in EU funded projects (EV-lift, Lionheart). All the component work is accompanied by a sub project which will work on requirements of the vehicles, subsystems and components, standardisation of the components, identification of synergies between components for FC- and ICE Hybrids, safety aspects and a comparative investigation of different electrical storage systems (battery / supercap) and the respective e-storage management. In the system level subproject not only will the components be integrated in the two validator vehicles and tested, but it will also be worked on optimised vehicle control strategies, energy-management and development of modular system control software. The improved system components and subsystems could be used as a basis for future FC- and ICE-vehicles which are planned to be deployed in the HyCOM initiative and the Lighthouse projects.

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Coordinator

DAIMLER AG

Address

Wilhelm-Runge-Str. 11
Ulm

Germany

Administrative Contact

Joerg WIND (Dr)

Participants (27)

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AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH

Germany

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

ITALIAN NATIONAL AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ENEA)

Italy

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

FISCHER AG PRAEZISIONSSPINDELN

Switzerland

FUMA-TECH GESELLSCHAFT FÜR FUNKTIONELLE MEMBRANEN UND ANLAGENTECHNOLOGIE MBH

Germany

RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)

Germany

MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG

Austria

MICROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS SA

Switzerland

PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES SA

France

RIVOIRA S.P.A.

Italy

SAFT S.A.

France

SELIN SISTEMI SPA

Italy

THIEN EDRIVES GMBH

Austria

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Sweden

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR, FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Slovenia

UNIVERSITÉ MONTPELLIER 2

France

REGIENOV (RENAULT RECHERCHE INNOVATION ACTING ON BEHALF OF RENAULT AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, IN PARTICULAR RENAULT SPORT AND SOMAC)

France

FACHHOCHSCHULE ESSLINGEN, HOCHSCHULE FÜR TECHNIK

Germany

NUCELLSYS GMBH

Germany

FISCHER FORTUNA GMBH

Germany

ELDOR CORPORATION S.P.A. CON SOCIO UNICO

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19981

  • Start date

    1 December 2005

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 22 130 545

  • EU contribution

    € 11 197 201

Coordinated by:

DAIMLER AG

Germany