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Functionally Integrated E-axle Ready for Mass Market Third GENeration Electric Vehicles

FITGEN

Functionally Integrated E-axle Ready for Mass Market Third GENeration Electric Vehicles

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Objectives: 

FITGEN aims at developing a functionally integrated e-axle ready for implementation in third generation electric vehicles. It is delivered at TRL and MRL 7 in all its components and demonstrated on an electric vehicle platform designed for the European market (A-segment reference platform). The e-axle is composed of a latest generation Buried-Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machine, driven by a SiC-inverter and coupled with a high-speed transmission. It is complemented by a DC/DC-converter for high voltage operation of the motor in traction and for enabling superfast charging of the 40kWh battery (120kW-peak) plus an integrated AC/DC on-board charger. The e-axle also includes a breakthrough cooling system which combines the water motor/inverter circuit with transmission oil.

Methodology: 

The FITGEN e-axle delivers significant advances over the 2018 State of the Art:

  1. 40% increase of the power density of the e-motor, with operation up to 18,000rpm;
  2. 50% increase of the power density of the inverter, thanks to the adoption of SiC-components;
  3. affordable super-fast charge capability (120kW-peak) enabled by the DC/DC-converter, integrated with single- or 3-phase AC/DC-charger;
  4. increase of the electric driving range from 740 to 1,050km (including 75 minutes of charging time) in real-world freeway driving with the use of auxiliaries.

The FITGEN e-axle will enter the market in the year 2023, reaching a production volume target of 200,000 units/year by 2025 and of 700,000 units/year by 2030. It is designed to be brand-independent and to fit different segments and configurations of electric vehicles, including hybrids. The FITGEN consortium includes one car-maker and three automotive suppliers for motor, power electronics, and transmission, reproducing the complete supply chain of the e-axle. Their expertise is leveraged by the partnership with research institutions and academia, constituting an ideal setup for strengthening the competitiveness of the European automotive industry.

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: 

Ait- Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh

Address: 
Donau-City-Strasse 1
1210 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€882,408
Partner Organisations: 

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€918,625

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Address: 
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia - Calle Geldo - Edificio 700
48160 Derio
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€433,000

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Address: 
Pleinlaan
1050 Brussel
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€205,750

Brusa Elektronik Ag

Address: 
Neudorf 14
9466 Sennwald
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€1,228,892

Politecnico Di Torino

Address: 
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi
10129 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€592,875

Gkn Driveline International Gmbh

Address: 
HAUPTSTRASSE 130
53797 LOHMAR
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€221,900

Stmicroelectronics Srl

Address: 
Via C.olivetti
20864 Agrate Brianza
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€515,218
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