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Modular Electric Drivetrains

ModulED

Modular Electric Drivetrains

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Background & policy context: 

Electrification of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles will have a knock-on effect on reducing the greenhouses gases emission from the transportation sector, as it is still the biggest emitter due to fossil fuel based engines. However, the maturity of electrical drives and electrical engines needs a final push for better performance, better comfort and cost reduction in order to generate a massive adoption of such transport in Europe and worldwide, replacing conventional cars.

Objectives: 

ModulED aims at developing a new generation of modular electric engine based on buried-permanent magnet motor with reduced rare earth use, and electric drivetrain for various configurations of Full and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (including cost, environmental impact, efficiency, and mass manufacturing ready). The multiphase e-motor will integrate the latest GaN inverter for power electronics, advanced control with higher fault tolerance, advanced cooling features, with reduced sizing and higher efficiency. It will be linked with a performant electrical drive and transmission, adapting new regenerative braking strategies. The project takes into account industrial, user requirements and environmental impacts through life cycle analysis, to gear the activities towards a full vehicle approach design and realization of each component and whole powertrain. Also, new virtual models will be developed for reliable design and simulation of every component features. Demonstration on BMW i3 or similar vehicle will be performed at the end, validating the high-performance powertrain. The project gathers 9 partners as cutting-edge from automotive, power electronics, powertrain specialists with 3 research centres, 3 Tier-1 suppliers and SMEs.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,511,875
Partner Organisations: 

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€563,625

Zg Zahnrader Und Getriebe Gmbh

Address: 
GEORG KOLLMANNSBERGER STRASSE 3
85386 ECHING-DIETERSHEIM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€309,063

Efficient Innovation Sas

Address: 
Avenue Clement Ader 55
34170 Castelnau-Le-Lez
France
EU Contribution: 
€236,250

Siemens Industry Software Sas

Address: 
Avenue Morane Saulnier 13 Espace Velizy Immeuble Le Chavez
92320 Chatillon
France
EU Contribution: 
€395,000

Punch Powertrain Nv

Address: 
Industriezone Schurhovenveld 4125
3800 Sint-Truiden
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€1,474,000

Brusa Elektronik Ag

Address: 
Neudorf 14
9466 Sennwald
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€1,284,364

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Address: 
Den Dolech
5612 AZ Eindhoven
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€650,170

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
-
41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€598,521
Technologies: 
Development phase:
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