CARTIF PROJECTS

Eco-Design for Eco-Innovation: the Green-Car

The ecodesign methodology to several components of the “electric vehicle” system

Description

The Green car ecodesign Project applies the ecodesign methodology to several components of the “electric vehicle” system: batteries, converter, charging points, conditioning systems and auxiliary systems from renewable sources.

The assessment of the baseline scenarios was developed in a first stage, followed by a some eco-design measures, testing a preliminary theoretical improvement results. Some of these eco innovations were developed and the final results were compared with real devices.

The interactions between the different components make necessary the development of a virtual model to assess the energy management, also including the car components.

 

 

Objectives

  • In a framework where the automotive industry is focused on reducing emissions [Directive 2009/33/CE, Reg (CE) nº443/2009 for new vehicles and the European strategy COM(2010) 186 final], the industry commitment was the new electric vehicle generation. The Project focused on assessing impact of those vehicles during their life cycle.

Actions

  • Description of the electric vehicle (batteries, converter, charging points, conditioning air, brakes, auxiliary systems).
  • Vehicle typology (particular use, urban routes, 5 seats, 140 km , average speed: 35 km/h, max. speed: 120 km/h
  • Incorporation of the environmental aspects in the design stage of the new components, first from a theoretical point of view and then in prototypes
  • Ecodesign guide

Expected results

  • Minimization of the battery size,
  • The new converter design combined the inverter and charger
  • The eco-innovated brake system
  • Heated seats and a selective air conditioning system were included
  • An energy recovery system was designed.
  • Ionic module optimization for the charging point.

Partners:

INTERREG IV B SUDOE

SOE2/P1/E326

Total budget: 1.168.699 €
Contribution: 876.524,25 €
Duration: 01/01/2011 – 31/03/2013

Team

Nuria García Rueda

R&D Programmes Department

nurgar@cartif.es

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