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Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range

CEVOLVER

Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range

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Background & policy context: 

The current generation of electric vehicles have made significant progress during the recent years; however, they have still not achieved the user acceptance needed to support broader main-stream market uptake. These vehicles are generally still too expensive and limited in range to be used as the first car for a typical family.

Objectives: 

Long charging times and uncertainties in range prediction are common as further barriers to broader market success. For this reason, the CEVOLVER project takes a user-centric approach to create battery-electric vehicles that are usable for comfortable long day trips whilst the installed battery is dimensioned for affordability. Furthermore, the vehicles will be designed to take advantage of future improvements in the fast-charging infrastructure that many countries are now planning.

Methodology: 

CEVOLVER tackles the challenge by making improvements in the vehicle itself to reduce energy consumption as well as maximizing the usage of connectivity for further optimization of both component and system design, as well as control and operating strategies. This will encompass measures that range from the on-board thermal management and vehicle energy management systems, to connectivity that supports range-prediction as a key element for eco-driving and eco-routing driver assistance. Within the project it will be demonstrated that long-trip are achievable even without further increases in battery size that would lead to higher cost. The driver is guided to fast-charging infrastructure along the route that ensures sufficient charging power is available along the route in order to complete the trip with only minimal additional time needed for the overall trip. The efficient transferability of the results to further vehicles is ensured by adopting a methodology that proves the benefit with an early assessment approach before implementation in OEM demonstrator vehicles.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
LC-GV-01-2018 Integrated, brand-independent architectures, components and systems for next generation electrified vehicles optimised for the infrastructure
Lead Organisation: 

Fev Europe Gmbh

Address: 
Neuenhofstrasse 181
52078 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€510,650
Partner Organisations: 

Robert Bosch Gmbh

Address: 
Robert-Bosch Platz
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€718,506

Volvo Personvagnar Ab

Address: 
Avd 50090 Hb3S
405 31 Goteborg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€687,605

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€524,575

Robert Bosch Ag

Address: 
GOLLNERGASSE 15-17
1030 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€256,703

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Address: 
Pleinlaan
1050 Brussel
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€399,956

Ford Werke Gmbh

Address: 
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1
50725 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,114,109

Uniresearch

Address: 
Elektronicaweg 16c
2628XG DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€139,475

I2M Unternehmensentwicklung Gmbh

Address: 
HANGWEG 27
8052 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€112,963

Ifp Energies Nouvelles

Address: 
1et 4 avenue de Bois-Préau
92500 RUEIL MALMAISON
France
EU Contribution: 
€535,159
Technologies: 
Development phase: