H2020 project: SELF-sustained and Smart Battery Thermal Management Solution for Battery Electric Vehicles
The next generation of electrified vehicles (EV) will require ultra-fast charging, long range and long battery life without sacrificing cost for the buyers. Battery Thermal Management will play a key role as an enabling technology to make these trade-offs possible.
Right now, there is no electric car that can accept “ultra-fast charging” with charge rates between 150 kW and 350 kW, but upcoming EV models are expected to able to accept that kind of power. SELFIE aims to ensure that the EVs can accept this high charge rate (towards 5C, 140kW), and store the electric energy efficiently in their batteries with minimal losses.
The SELFIE project consortium consists of 10 leading partners, including i2m, CRF (Fiat Research Centre), AIT, Virtual Vehicle, and Fraunhofer. By 2022, the project partners will develop and demonstrate in a car:
The specialised Phase-Change Material (PCM) developed by i2m will be further developed to TRL 6 and integrated into the demonstrator vehicle body, serving as a High-Performance Thermal Storage. It will complement the other components as part of the BTMS.
Currently the project is under development and will complete its work by 2022.
The project aims to deliver:
The Benefits of our PCM thermal storage technology for BTMS of EVs
Visit the project website https://eu-project-selfie.eu
View the project video presentation on YouTube
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824290