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Development of new light high-performance environmentally benign composites made of bio-materials and bio-resins for electric car application

Objective

ECOSHELL is concerned with the development of optimal structural solutions for superlight electric vehicles (category L6 and L7e), decreasing its environmental footprint and using an innovative bio-composite material for the vehicle body. Traditionally this category of urban vehicles has been relatively expensive and lacking of sufficient security measures compared to a classic vehicle (category m1 n1), thus less attractive for popular use. However, a body car lighter than 100Kg can allow the electric vehicles to have acceptable performances at an affordable price, due to lower power of the engine and lower energy consummation. This project aims at handling the first two major draw backs (production cost and safety) while further improving the associated environmental advantages via the application of innovative biodegradable materials for the vehicle body .
ECOSHELL partners will work at the same time on:
- The material: finding the best material for such application : natural fibber, resin and glue
- The structural parts: defining the optimum geometry and architecture of the body and the optimum shape of the different parts
- The vehicle: defining the optimum shape and architecture.
The work will be carried out throw three subprojects:
- “Manufacturing”: Manufacturing the material, manufacturing and assembling the parts of the body and assembling the car.
- “Live cycle”: Finding materials whose properties are in accordance with the vehicle live cycle, defining the parts of the body responding to the constraints of the vehicle live cycle and defining the vehicle, testing it against torsion, flexion and crash.
- “End of live “: defining the end of live for the material, the structural parts, and the car (disassembly )
ECOSHELL stands out clearly as an innovative project compared to most currently related activities which are mostly concerned with the improvement of production and weight of small size vehicles.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/biocomposites
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES
Address
96 Avenue Charles De Gaulle
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 171 681,45
Administrative Contact
Alain De Larminat (Mr.)

Participants (12)

HLP DEVELOPMENT

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 149 206
Address
Rue Notre Dame De Lorette 8
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabien Marty (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE HENRI POINCARE NANCY 1

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 179 775
Address
Rue Lionnois 24-30
54003 Nancy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Pizzi (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 534 846
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
James Njuguna (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 296 238
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 402 493
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Pizzi (Mr.)
MAHYTEC SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 241 500
Address
Avenue De Verdun 210
39100 Dole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Avril (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 062
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
CADLM
France
EU contribution
€ 230 250
Address
Rue Du Saule Trapu 43
91300 Massy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Benchissou (Mr.)
GRM Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 116
Address
Guys Cliffe Avenue 157
CV32 6RX Leamington Spa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Gambling (Mr.)
EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS
France
Address
Avenue Clement Ader 55
34170 Castelnau Le Lez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabien Marty (Mr.)
CONCEPTION ETUDES REALISATION ET GESTION INFORMATIQUE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 209 832,55
Address
Route De Gisy Burospace Batiment 19
91570 Bievres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain De Larminat (Mr.)