With the successful introduction of electrified vehicles on the market, the upcoming challenge is to achieve affordability, user friendliness and optimization of the infrastructure. In parallel to the ongoing developments of vehicles powertrains, electronics and sub-systems innovations will enable new functionalities in EVs. On the infrastructure side, variable and higher charging power are coexisting and connected services are currently under development. New developments in the electronic architecture as well as in the system integration of innovative sub-systems in the vehicles are required to leverage the benefits of new functionalities for the user. The topic should contribute to face the challenge of the development of new components, systems and architectures required for the next generation of electrified vehicles that will allow to meet end-users expectations in terms of cost, convenience of long range travel and comfort, by finding for each application the best compromise between fast charge, battery size and battery life.Scope:
Proposals will have to address one or more of the following technical areas:
For each of technical areas reliability, safety and security to be considered – including for instance electromagnetic compatibility and sensorisation of components. Coverage of research on all quality aspects is required to keep quality high and costs due to failures low using components and sub-systems for the 3rd generation. Research topics are like modelling of aging, lifetime, bonding, packaging, cooling, manufacturing in general, traceability and a database for failure mechanisms.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact: