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Advanced Light MAterials and processes for the eco-design of electric vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 197 595
EU Contribution
€4 355 786
Project Acronym
ALMA
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-LC-GV-2020
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

In the need to improve the efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles (EVs), one strategy is the weight reduction of the global vehicle. There are already available solutions based on advanced light materials with promising structural properties but they still need further development to increase their TRL and reach the market. Furthermore, increasing environmental awareness and forthcoming stricter regulations demands the adoption of circular economy principles across the entire vehicle life-cycle.

Objectives

To respond to this challenge, ALMA will develop a novel BEV structure for a passenger car with 45% weight reduction potential compared to current baseline (15% additional reduction if compared to prior-art solutions) at affordable costs (below 3€/Kg-saved of additional cost), thus enabling up to 2.2 KWh/100Km efficiency increase and 11% LCA improvement. For this purpose, ALMA will develop a multi-material modular platform (BIW, chassis and closures) made of a combination of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHHS), Advanced-SMC and steel-hybrid materials, characterized with multiscale model-based tools.

Methodology

ALMA will adopt circular economy principles from early stages through the application of eco-design strategies to create a novel BEV platform “made to be recycled”, using a structural reversible bonding technology to enable the separation of components at the end-of-life (EoL) for repair and reuse. A ground-breaking health monitoring system based on acoustic emissions will be integrated in the structure to detect and locate damage while in-service. At last, efficient recycling and material recovery options will be analysed to complete the circular loop.

ALMA involves a well balance group of 9 partners from 4 different EU countries, 5 of them are market-oriented companies (with 2 SMEs), being one an automotive OEM. It also includes 3 RTOs and one international association. ALMA has also gathered the support of 15 external supporting partners in the Advisory Board.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport
Other Programme
LC-GV-06-2020 Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fundacion Para La Promocion De La Innovacion, Investigacion Y Desarollo Tecnologico En La Industria De La Automocion De Galicia
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249, 36400 PORRINO PONTEVEDRA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€755 675
Partner Organisations
Organisation
International Solid Waste Association
Address
STATIONSPLEIN 45, A4.004, 3013 AK ROTTERDAM, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€276 070
Organisation
Arcelormittal Maizieres Research Sa
Address
RUE ANDRE CAMPRA 6 IMMEUBLE LE CEZANNE, 93200 SAINT DENIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€510 599
Organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
Address
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1, 2595 DA DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€600 341
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€461 500
Organisation
Ford Werke Gmbh
Address
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1, 50725 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€780 995
Organisation
Batz Sociedad Cooperativa
Address
Calle Torrea 32, 48140 Igorre, Spain
EU Contribution
€359 198
Organisation
Rescoll
Address
ALLEE GEOFFROY SAINT HILAIRE 8, 33600 PESSAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€297 983
Organisation
Innerspec Technologies Europe Sl
Address
CALLE SANGLAS, 13, 28890 LOECHES MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€313 425

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
Lightweight modular EV
Development phase
Research/Invention

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