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Smart and Safe Integration of Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Objective

The European countries are committed to keep on reducing CO2 emissions and slowing down the climate change. For the individual transport system, the pure electric vehicle technology powered by “green” electricity offers a great chance for an important contribution to the protection of the environment. Resulting from low energy density of batteries and the need to offer a convenient range, the battery packs of the near future will be heavy and bulky (despite the latest advances in Li-Ion cells).

The objective of SmartBatt is to develop and proof an innovative, multifunctional, light and safe concept of an energy storage system which is integrated in the pure electric car’s structure. The main challenges of this smart integration are the combination of lightweight design with a high safety level against all kinds of hazards, the optimization of functions and the intelligent design of interfaces to various on-board systems.

In order to meet the various challenges, a consortium of different companies and institutes with good reputation was formed capable of viewing on the problem from all important sides and willing to contribute with their knowledge and capacities to the solutions for this specific topic. The expertise of all partners comprises complete vehicle competence, electrics, electronics, batteries, lightweight design, engineering, materials, testing and validation.

All 9 partners from 5 European countries are well experienced in running EC projects. The consortium is well balanced: 4 industrial (incl. 2 SMEs) and 5 research partners. The exploitation is not limited to the partners but results will be distributed on different ways e.g. project website, papers or trainings as well as face-to-face workshops and meetings with OEMs.

As the automotive sector is a traditionally “male” dominated area the SmartBatt project aims at initiating a next step towards change. A Gender Action Plan will raise awareness of the gender dissemination and encourage women to participate in research as scientists.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)

Participants (9)

LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 179 389
Address
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse
5282 Ranshofen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 650
Address
Nobel Road Units 1 Nobel Court Wester Gourdie
DD2 4UH Dundee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donald Newton (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 503 282
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
Impact Design Europe
Poland
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
3 Maja 18
05-816 Michalowice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agata Sokoll (Ms.)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 764
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katherine Barlow (Ms.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 268 813
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Andersson (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 266 662
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Gugler (Dr.)
VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 010
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Goede (Dr.)
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GmbH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 015
Address
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)