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Models and generic interfaces for easy and safe Battery insertion and removal in electric vehicles

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265684

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 778 975,39

  • EU contribution

    € 2 244 511

Coordinated by:

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

Objective

“The Battery is the Car”. New traction battery packs make the fully electric & plug-in vehicles more and more capable. Their share of the price of the car is set to become even more dominant. Factors driving this include the strident demand for better car range. Battery packs increasingly incorporate electronics for safety and power conversion. The integration of these new complex battery packs presents major challenges especially considering the current lack of standards.
EASYBAT’s main mission is to address these integration challenges by defining new concepts for the smart insertion of batteries and by developing in particular generic interfaces for electric vehicles. This research aims at enabling smooth batteries integration and swap. The EASYBAT integration system will be developed for fully electric vehicles.
EASYBAT will develop (i) generic interfaces to improve interoperability between the battery system modules and the vehicle on board-systems and (ii) new components for an easy & safe location and quick integration of the battery in the vehicle. (iii) At each stage of the project, the EASYBAT partners will assess the feasibility of the overall battery swapping concept considering costs, logistics, and environmental aspects. Based on these parameters, the EASYBAT system performance will be compared to alternative solutions for EVs.
The EASYBAT consortium includes a major electric vehicle services provider, one of the top global OEMs, a leading automotive supplier, research institutes covering fields of expertise such as safety & security, interfaces and communication protocols, EVs electrical architecture, and standardization within the IEC/ISO.
Together, the EASYBAT partners will offer solutions enabling cost effective, environmental friendly switchable battery packs and will contribute unleashing the EVs potential for a wider use.
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Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Address

Utrechtseweg 310
6812 Ar Arnhem

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 312 075,25

Administrative Contact

Henk Koops (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 497 431

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 700

BETTER PLACE LABS ISRAEL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 115 940,25

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 186 562

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 207 195,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 76 200

TÜV RHEINLAND KRAFTFAHRT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 271 892

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 74 640

Continental Engineering Services GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 290 875

ERNST & YOUNG (ISRAEL) LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265684

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 778 975,39

  • EU contribution

    € 2 244 511

Coordinated by:

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

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