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A Platform Power Management System and Low Voltage Drive Train for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

A Platform Power Management System and Low Voltage Drive Train for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Objective

The European hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicle industry represents 1,600 SME manufacturers and suppliers. They commercialise small volumes of low-emission vehicles, including taxis, delivery vans, factory vehicles and domestic cars. However with current technologies their market is limited and their development has been split between low-cost mass market and expensive high-performance vehicles. These vehicles do not meet customer performance demands, at a price point which is competitive with IC engines. Large vehicle manufacturers overcome this gap and reduce their development costs by platform sharing component technologies. However due to the lack of collaboration within our industry, this platform technology is not available. This proposal addresses this technology gap though the development of an open platform power management system, with customisable performance and efficiency. The platform will be supported by a modular platform drive motor topology, based on a fully scalable axial flux design (100Nm to 1,200Nm cont. torque). The low cost technology will be sufficiently high torque to drive the wheels at a high speed, without requiring an intermediate gearbox. To further drive down cost we will use the housing of the liquid cooled drive motor, as a heat sink for a high current power convertor. This will be achieved by applying a circuit board directly onto the motor housing, using a thermal spraying technology. The project will benefit Europe through increased sales of low-emission vehicles and enable our members to reduce development time by 20% and component cost by 40%. The modular drive motor platform will enable our members to manufacturer desirable vehicles at a competitive price and reduce the total vehicle cost by up to 13%. In addition we will offset imports by EU manufacturing of new drive motors, increasing European revenues by €257 million and profits by €51 million.
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Coordinator

L'ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA MOBILITE ELECTRIQUE

Address

Boulevard De La Plaine 2
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 248 518

Administrative Contact

Foroohar Aghili (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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Association suisse des vehicules routiers electriques et efficients, e'mobile

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 358 687

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES VEHICULES ELECTRIQUES ROUTIERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 404 581

John Bradshaw Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 259 285

AVIA INGENIERIA Y DISEGNO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 172 193,55

EXAGON ENGINEERING SARL

France

METALLISATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 253 026,25

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 22 464

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 454

NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 14 700

Scimar Engineering Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 20 287

GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 163 271,20

MORAVSKOSLEZSKY AUTOMOBILOVY KLASTR OS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 142 024

Cogent Technology Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 931,66

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243470

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 083 088,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 294 422,66

Coordinated by:

L'ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA MOBILITE ELECTRIQUE

Belgium

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