Workshop on high efficiency and low-cost drivetrains for electric vehicles

GV-04 Projects March Workshop

19 Mar 2019

The workshop will present the innovation that are currently being developed by three EU-funded projects under the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI): ModulED, ReFreeDrive and DRIVEMODE.

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These projects are expected to deliver an incremental reduction in total motor and power electronics system costs through optimised design for manufacture. A key challenge is to increase 30% the specific torque and specific power of electric motors with a 50% increase in maximum operating speed while halving motor losses. Additionally, the motors will lower their cost through reduced need for rare earth magnets and designs optimised for lower cost manufacturing processes.

As for power electronics, the projects are expected to deliver a 50% increase in its power density, a 50% reduction in losses and the ability to operate with the same cooling liquids and temperatures used for the combustion engine in hybrid configurations.

Participation to this event is free, but upon registration at the following link

The event will start at 13:15 and will be organised in L42 – Rue de la Loi, 42 – B 1040 Brussels.

12:15 Welcome lunch (optional)

13:15 Introduction Michal Klima, European Commission

13:30 ModulED project
Project overview – Charley Lanneluc, CEA
Integration challenges – Patrick Debal, Punch Powertrain

14:15 ReFreeDrive project
Project overview – Blanca Araujo, Cidaut
Motor designs and manufacturing technologies – Multiple speakers

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 DRIVEMODE project
Project overview – Alexander Smirnov, VTT
Inverter development – Jens Müller, Semikron
Key innovations – Michael Burghardt, AVL

16:15 Wrap-up
Lucie Beaumel, EGVIA

16:30 Adjourn

When 19 Mar 2019 from 13:00 to 16:30 (CEST)

Where GV-04 Projects March Workshop

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