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High Performance Power Electronics Integrations

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 481 274
EU Contribution
€5 481 273
Project website
Project Acronym
HiPE
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The EU-funded HiPE project is developing energy-efficient, cost-effective, modular, compact and integrated wide band gap (WBG) power electronics for next-generation battery electric vehicles. The aim is to facilitate a more significant market penetration of WBG in the automotive sector. Project outputs will include: i) a scalable and modular family of WBG-based traction inverters with significantly improved specific cooling performance for 400 - 1 200 V applications; ii) bi-directional OBC and DC/DC converters with the use of gallium nitride (GaN); and iii) integrated, fault-tolerant and cost-effective GaN-based power electronics for HV ancillaries and chassis actuators. Comprehensive simulation analysis and digital-twin modelling (e.g. pin fin or immersion cooling, machine-learning and predictive control) are planned. Final testing of use cases on the bench will demonstrate targeted performance and efficiency.

Objectives

HiPE brings together 13 participants covering the whole value chain, to develop a new highly energy-efficient, cost-effective, modular, compact and integrated wide bandgap (WBG) power electronics solutions for the next generation of battery electric vehicles (BEV), and to facilitate a significant market penetration of WBG in the automotive sector.

The project outputs will include: i) a scalable and modular family of WBG-based traction inverters and DC/DC converters with significantly improved specific cooling performance, suitable for 400V, 800V and 1200V applications, with power ratings from 50 to 250 kW, integrated into electric drives enabling drastic size and weight reductions; ii) a family of integrated WBG-based on-board chargers and DC/DC converters, with optimised innovative topologies, including use of GaN; and iii) integrated, fault-tolerant and cost-effective GaN-based power electronics for high-voltage ancillaries and chassis actuators.

Methodology

The result will be an unprecedented level of functional integration, e.g., the HiPE power electronics solutions will be smart cyber-physical systems, incl. intelligent and predictive controllers to optimise performance, innovative and computationally efficient data-driven approaches to monitor the state-of-health of the relevant hardware, as well as novel digital-twin-based methodologies to tailor the component- and vehicle-level algorithms to the specific condition of the hardware installed on each individual BEV, and actively control the reliability and availability of the relevant parts. This will be achieved while preserving the expected automotive quality level without having to recur to overengineering, thanks to the innovative implementation of data-driven dependability techniques for cyber-physical systems. The extensive simulation analyses running in parallel with the design and experimental activities will further demonstrate the scalability, modularity and wider potential impact of power electronics solutions.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-02 - Nextgen EV components: Integration of advanced power electronics and associated controls (2ZERO)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
INFFELDGASSE 21 A, 8010 GRAZ, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€739 625
Partner Organisations
Organisation
IDEAS & MOTION SRL
Address
VIA SANTA MARGHERITA 8, 12051 ALBA, Italy
EU Contribution
€499 500
Organisation
NEXPERIA GERMANY GMBH
Address
STRESEMANNALLEE 101, 22529 HAMBURG, Germany
EU Contribution
€200 000
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€469 720
Organisation
SKODA AUTO AS
Address
TR VACLAVA KLEMENTA 869, 293 01 MLADA BOLESLAV II, Czechia
EU Contribution
€675 278
Organisation
USTAV TEORIE INFORMACE A AUTOMATIZACE AV CR VVI
Address
POD VODARENSKOU VEZI 4 LIBEN, 182 00 PRAHA 8, Czechia
EU Contribution
€177 500
Organisation
AVL LIST GMBH
Address
HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1, 8020 GRAZ, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€302 150
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Address
EHRENBERGSTRASSE 29, 98693 ILMENAU, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€399 875
Organisation
Iesta - Institut Fur Innovative Energie -Stoffaustauschsysteme
Address
STRASSERHOFWEG 9, 8045 GRAZ, Austria
EU Contribution
€217 500
Organisation
FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
Address
AKPINAR MAH HASAN BASRI CAD NO 2 SANCAKTEPE, 34885 ISTANBUL, Turkey
EU Contribution
€806 000
Organisation
Tenneco Automotive Europe Bvba
Address
INDUSTRIEZONE SCHURHOVENVELD 1037, 3800 SINT TRUIDEN, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€311 875
Organisation
Marelli Europe Spa
Address
VIALE ALDO BORLETTI 61/63, 20011 CORBETTA, Italy
EU Contribution
€682 250
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric vehicle batteries (and energy management)
Technology
Modular battery design
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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