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Towards a fast-uptake of mEdium/Low-voltage eLectric power trains

TELL

Towards a fast-uptake of mEdium/Low-voltage eLectric power trains

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Background & policy context: 

The TELL project addresses the large-scale manufacturing of low and mid voltage power converters and more in general low and mid voltage powertrain solutions targeting:

  • The electrification of the small and lower-medium segments accounting for about 70% (8 million/year) of the current total passenger cars sold in Europe,
  • Hybrid vehicles adopting a low voltage add-on electric propulsion,
  • The lightweight urban mobility sector which on a global scale is exponentially growing.
Objectives: 

For this purpose TELL brings together an integrated supply chain including a world leader in Power Semiconductors, two leading Tier1s in Automotive and Industrial powertrains, a high-tech small to medium enterprise in e-mobility applications and a leading-edge RTO.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Develop technologies, know-how and best practices for handling thinner wafers throughout the entire supply chain aiming at increasing the global efficiency in urban mobility and those driving cycles having a high number of stops and starts.
  • Increase the yield both in the production of chips and at the inverter-level integration.
  • Explore the potentiality of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors at low voltage using a novel GaN inverter and a novel synchro motor with integrated GaN switches.
  • Develop two types of advanced super-compact powertrains based on Si-Mosfets and GaN FETS on thin chips with embedded state of-the-art control algorithms enabled by electrical powertrains.
  • Introduce a higher degree of smartness at a system level in both powertrains.
Methodology: 

The achievements will be demonstrated in two EV platforms: 4WD operated at a nominal voltage of 100V and 2WD operated at a nominal voltage of 48V.

The proposed solutions will be 100% made in Europe, robust, efficient, low-cost:

  • 25% of cost reduction in mass production with increased user-friendliness and experience,
  • highest quality devices and two powertrains solutions meeting and overcoming the current automotive standards.
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: 

Infineon Technologies Austria Ag

Address: 
SIEMENSSTRASSE 2
9500 VILLACH
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€1,181,250
Partner Organisations: 

Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles Srl

Address: 
Via Carle
12048 Sommariva Del Bosco Cn
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€699,125

S.m.e. Spa Societa Unipersonale

Address: 
VIA DELLA TECNICA 40
36071 ARZIGNANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€813,750

University Of Surrey

Address: 
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7XH
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€499,771

Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur Sas

Address: 
2 Rue Andre Boulle
94000 Creteil
France
EU Contribution: 
€928,375
Technologies: 
Development phase: