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Optimised storage integration for the electric car

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265629

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 014 679,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 922

Coordinated by:

MIRA LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

Present-day electric vehicles are typically designed by starting from an existing vehicle platform and designing a storage device (battery pack) to fit the constraints of the existing vehicle. OSTLER is based on the concept of modular storage devices around which an electric vehicle (EV) can be designed. The vehicle designer can select storage capacity to give range in EV mode (e.g. 20 km, 50 km, 100 km) in much the same way as current-generation vehicles are designed around different powertrain packages (e.g. 1.6 litre, 1.8 litre, 2.0 litre).

OSTLER will develop novel solutions for mechanical, thermal and electrical integration based around such a modular concept of storage-centric design. The project will further investigate the implications of these integration solution if one or more of the storage packs is removable, and hence evaluate the feasibility of a removable concepts e.g. quick drop or user-changeable packs.
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Coordinator

MIRA LTD

Address

Watling Street
Cv10 0tu Nuneaton

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 826 156,70

Administrative Contact

Simon Hall (Mr.)

Participants (8)

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 357 232

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 618 037,50

MARELLI EUROPE SPA

Italy

FICO CABLES S.A

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 208 720

FKA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 889

VALENCE TECHNOLOGY INC

United States

POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 327 886,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265629

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 014 679,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 922

Coordinated by:

MIRA LTD

United Kingdom