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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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KEMA NEDERLAND BV
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Netherlands
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Henk Koops (Mrs.)

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RENAULT SAS
France
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€ 497 431
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Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
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Gilles Mulato (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
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€ 133 700
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Christian Sahr (Mr.)
BETTER PLACE LABS ISRAEL LTD

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Israel
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€ 115 940,25
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Ha'amal St. 13
48092 Rosh Haayin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chanan Gabay (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 186 562
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations
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Walter Krause (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
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Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
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Sten Frandsen (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 76 200
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
TÜV RHEINLAND KRAFTFAHRT GMBH
Germany
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€ 271 892
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Am Grauen Stein, Konstantin Wille Strasse 1
51105 Koeln
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Stefan Behrning (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
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€ 74 640
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Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
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Iris Levi (Ms.)
Continental Engineering Services GmbH
Germany
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€ 290 875
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Graf Vollrath Weg 6
60489 Frankfurt Am Main
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Maja Stevanovic (Ms.)
ERNST & YOUNG (ISRAEL) LTD
Israel
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€ 78 000
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Aminadav Street 3
67067 Tel Aviv
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Elie Berdugo (Mr.)