The European countries are committed to keep on reducing CO2 emissions and slowing down the climatechange. For the individual transport system, the pure electric vehicle technology powered by green electricityoffers a great chance for an important contribution to the protection of the environment. Resulting from lowenergy density of batteries and the need to offer a convenient range, the battery packs of the near future will beheavy and bulky (despite the latest advances in Li-Ion cells).The objective of SmartBatt is to develop and proof an innovative, multifunctional, light and safe concept of anenergy storage system which is integrated in the pure electric cars structure. The main challenges of this smartintegration are the combination of lightweight design with a high safety level against all kinds of hazards, theoptimization of functions and the intelligent design of interfaces to various on-board systems.In order to meet the various challenges, a consortium of different companies and institutes with good reputationwas formed capable of viewing on the problem from all important sides and willing to contribute with theirknowledge and capacities to the solutions for this specific topic. The expertise of all partners comprises completevehicle competence, electrics, electronics, batteries, lightweight design, engineering, materials, testing andvalidation. All 10 partners from 5 European countries are well experienced in running EC projects. The consortium is wellbalanced: 5 industrial (incl. 2 SMEs) and 5 research partners. The exploitation is not limited to the partnersbut results will be distributed on different ways e.g. project website, papers or trainings as well as face-to-faceworkshops and meetings with OEMs.As the automotive sector is a traditionally male dominated area the SmartBatt project aims at initiating a nextstep towards change. A Gender Action Plan will raise awareness of the gender dissemination and encourage women to participate in research as scientists.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/11 → 31/03/13|
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