Today is officially the last day of the i-HeCoBatt project, which started in 2019 and worked on developing an innovative, cost-bursting industrial battery heat exchanger to minimise the impact on fully electric vehicle range in extreme conditions.
All involved partners participated in numerous activities providing their expertise and contributing to the project performance through the different tasks, among others:
- Thermal enhancing strategy by measuring and analysing the entire thermal behaviour of the vehicle battery pack and building up a complete numerical model (CEA);
- Developing a thermal management strategy to efficiently operate the heating and cooling system and reduce the impact of extreme conditions on the battery (CIDETEC);
- Providing innovative thermal management FLEXcooler® solution for batteries and work on design, manufacturing and assembly of A-sample and virtual B-Sample development as a redesigned industrialised set-up (MIBA);
- Testing processes in an appropriate simulated industrial environment and produced through high-throughput manufacturing routes and standards (AUDI);
- Implementing a cloud data system with a suitable interface for each end-user to ensure optimal diagnostics and safety of the critical components in the vehicle (DATIK);
- Implementing eco-design, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) approaches to each step of the process of the heat-exchanger development in order to guide all previous studies’ development in a sustainable frame (LOMARTOV).
During these 42 months, all the tasks were divided into 9 work packages, delivering 44 deliverables, attending 22 events and conferences, preparing 5 scientific publications, 5 press releases and notes, 3 newsletters and organising 2 webinars involving +100 attendees and a final workshop with +60 attendees in person and +260 online.
All this work would not have been possible without our team: a top automobile manufacturer AUDI, a leading automotive components manufacturer MIBA, an automotive data management software developer DATIK, and an eco-design expert LOMARTOV, supported by first-order two European research centres CEA and CIDETEC as a project coordinator providing their knowledge to make i-HeCoBatt and electromobility development a reality.
Thank you, and see you soon!
For any additional information, please contact the project coordinator:
Mikel Arrinda Martinez – CIDETEC – firstname.lastname@example.org