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POWERtrain for FUture Light-duty vehicles

Objective

The Project aims to develop new powertrain concepts able to give a substantial contribution to the achievement of a 50% CO2 reduction (based on 2005 figures) for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles for the new vehicle fleet in 2020. In particular, the research target on spark ignited (SI) engines powered vehicles is to achieve 40% lower CO2 emissions with respect to the 2005 values and 20% lower CO2 emission than the 2005 level for compression ignition (CI) engine powered vehicles. The objective includes also the target of near-zero emission levels (better than EURO 6) maintained during the useful life of the engines and keeping into account real life emissions, in line with the intention to amend the test procedures in emission legislation in view of real life emissions. Three different concepts will be investigated and implemented: - ultradownsizing gasoline engine integrating VVA, advanced turbocharging and Direct Injection; - two-stroke downsized diesel engine integrating HCCI and low temperature combustion modes; - combined combustion system based on Compression Ignited engine dedicated to new fuel formulation. Transversal supporting activities will be integrated for evaluating and assessing: advanced simulation methodologies for powertrain integration, advanced approaches for friction reduction (design solutions, coatings and surface treatments, lubricants), PEMS methodologies for real world emission analysis.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/lubrication

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RENAULT SAS
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 122 976
Administrative Contact
Yuko Mathieu (Ms.)

Participants (17)

VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 128 968
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schmerbeck (Dr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 023 625
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Holleis (Mr.)
FEV EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 909 769
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Schwoebel (Mr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 1 376 701
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
AVL LLM SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 319 957
Address
5-9 Rue Benoit Frachon
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gérard Trémoulière (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 487
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 309 284
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jirí Zápotocký (Mr.)
DINEX ECOCAT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 218 425
Address
Vihtavuorentie 162
41330 Vihtavuori
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Toni Kinnunen (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 659 612
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Wittler (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 339 878
Address
Pl Marii Sklodowskiej Curie 5
60 965 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Wislocki (Prof.)
MARELLI EUROPE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 750
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Mioli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 000
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Bacchieri (Dr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saioa Mondragón (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 137 880
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Kowalska (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 127 709
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 103 809
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
DELPHI FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 368 330
Address
64 Avenue De La Plaine De France, Zac Paris Nord 2
93290 Tremblay En France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Doradoux (Mr.)