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Optimised Real-world Cost-Competitive Modular Hybrid Architecture for Heavy Duty Vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€10 192 029
EU Contribution
€8 310 755
Project Acronym
ORCA
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-GV-2016-INEA
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The ORCA Project proposal addresses topic GV-03-2016, of the Transport Work Programme. The work proposed will, in a single coordinated project, address all the aspects of the domain 2 “For pure and plug-in hybrids, power-train system integration and optimisation through the re-use of waste heat, advanced control, downsizing of ICEs, innovative transmissions and the integration of electronic components” regarding Heavy Duty Vehicles.

The activity proposed will be conducted by an 11-member consortium from 7 different European Members States representing all requested competencies in the field of powertrain optimization for Heavy Duty vehicles. The consortium comprises OEMs with IVECO-ALTRA, CRF and VOLVO (also members of EUCAR, suppliers VALEO, BOSCH, JOHNSON MATTHEY and JSR MICRO (CLEPA), leading Engineering and Technology Companies/organizations and Universities with TNO, FRAUNHOFER, and VUB (EARPA). The majority are also active members of ERTRAC and EGVIA.

The overall objectives of the ORCA project are:

Reduce the TCO to the same diesel vehicle TCO level, targeting over 10% system cost premium reduction compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and VOLVO conventional truck with the same performances, same functionalities and operative cost, and also targeting up to 10% rechargeable energy storage (RES) lifetime/energy throughput improvement.

Improve the hybrid powertrain efficiency up to 5% compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and conventional truck through optimized RES selection & sizing and by improving the energy and ICE management.

Reduce the fuel consumption by 40% compared to an equivalent conventional HD vehicle (bus & truck).

Downsize the ICE by at least 50% compared to actual IVECO hybrid bus and VOLVO conventional truck.

Improve the electric range from 10km to 30km by adding the PHEV capabilities and optimising the RES capacity.

Case study assessment to replace a diesel engine by a CNG engine for future heavy-duty vehicles.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 292 170
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€549 190
Organisation
Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€681 019
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 275 563
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€121 275
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€464 875
Organisation
Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Engineering Limited
Address
Nobel Road Units 1 Nobel Court, Dundee, DD2 4UH, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 295 875
Organisation
Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Engineering Limited
Address
Nobel Road Units 1 Nobel Court, Dundee, DD2 4UH, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€703 182
Organisation
Iveco S.p.a.
Address
Via Puglia 35, 10156 Torino, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Iveco S.p.a.
Address
Via Puglia 35, 10156 Torino, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 017 100
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€199 813
Organisation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Address
Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 363 950
Organisation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Address
Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 161 875
Organisation
Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur Sas
Address
Avenue Des Beguines 14, 95800 Cergy, France
EU Contribution
€1 196 453
Organisation
Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur Sas
Address
Avenue Des Beguines 14, 95800 Cergy, France
EU Contribution
€700 210
Organisation
Altra Spa
Address
Via Adamoli Gelasio 237 F-G, 16138 Genova, Italy
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Altra Spa
Address
Via Adamoli Gelasio 237 F-G, 16138 Genova, Italy
EU Contribution
€805 700
Organisation
Jsr Micro Nv
Address
TECHNOLOGIELAAN 8, 3001 LEUVEN, Belgium
EU Contribution
€1 805 665
Organisation
Jsr Micro Nv
Address
TECHNOLOGIELAAN 8, 3001 LEUVEN, Belgium
EU Contribution
€163 538

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road vehicle propulsion
Technology
Downsized internal combustion engines for hybrid buses and trucks
Development phase
Research/Invention

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