Expected impact 1: Considerably improved performance of the EV through reduced battery system weight by 20% at constant electric vehicle range for mid-size battery electric car. Through ALBATROSS, the battery system weight for a BMW i3 will be reduced by 20% to 222 kg.
Overcome the uncertainty of range by achieving 25% shorter recharging time with a 150kW charger compared to the best-in-class electric car available on the market in 2018. The demonstrator must have the same battery capacity as the reference car and meet the useful battery life mentioned below. ALBATROSS will develop innovative thermal management designs and a BMS that achieves a battery recharging time 25% shorter (from 40 minutes to 30 minutes) with a 150kW charger for the BMW i3.
Improved attractiveness of the EV through achieving extended useful battery life to 300 000 km in real driving referring to a mid-size passenger car using improved battery management, balancing and thermal management during high-power charging/discharging. ALBATROSS will demonstrate an approach to improved battery management, balancing and thermal management during high power charging/discharging, thereby extending the useful life of a battery in a mid-sized passenger car to at least 300 000 km.
Contribution to Circular Economy goals through a minimum 20% Life Cycle Analysis improvement compared to existing products. The ALBATROSS pack will contribute to the EU Circular Economy goal through an improvement to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of 20% compared to current EV products.
Considerably improved knowledge on module and pack sensorisation and thermal management. Innovative sensors and an advanced BMS will be combined with cloud-based AI techniques to come to a much greater understanding of pack sensorisation and thermal management.
General Assembly (GA): composed by all ALBATROSS partners with the ultimate decision for the project activities. The GA is led by the Project Coordinator and meetings are organized in 6 months of interval.
It is composed of representatives of each beneficiary holding signatory power in their organizations and/or being authorized to commit her/his organization to the decisions of the MC. Meetings of the MC will be organized on demand of the PC or PSC. MC meetings will be organized by the PC, preparing all relevant information enable consensus MC decisions. MC decisions are documented, especially in case of contractual consequences for agreements. MC meetings can be organized as physical, online (e.g. TelCo) or offline (e.g. email) meetings or combinations thereof, responsible for: Support the PC in fulfilling all obligations towards the EC and to ensure that the work meets requirements; Fundamental changes of the planned work/deliverables that will also be coordinated with/proposed to the EC; Decide as the last instance for the resolution of conflicts or for a fundamental reorientation of the project, which cannot be agreed on the other project management levels and to decide major changes to the contract to be suggested to EC. MC has a quorum when two third of all beneficiaries are present. Decisions of EC are expected to be taken by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, decisions will be taken by a majority vote. In voting, each Party shall have several votes equal to the percentage that its Project share bears to the total of all the Project Shares of the Parties. In the event of tie, the vote of the PC will decide.
will be responsible for all aspects of the interface between the project and the EC. He has extensive experience of leading R&D projects across the Automotive sector (previously at Rollmech Automotive and Coşkunöz Holding) in terms of technical and commercial developments.
I main role will be to act as project champion for exploitation. will act as IM of ALBATROSS. As IM he will be responsible for ensuring that all exploitation activities of the project are well directed, of good quality and relevant to the exploitation of the outputs of ALBATROSS. The IM will supervise all activities related to the business aspects of the ALBATROSS project and monitor the opportunities for exploitation of the project results. He should identify and inform Project Steering Committee (PSC) of any barriers to the exploitation of the project results. In addition, the IM will oversee the use case activities.
responsible for ensuring that all dissemination and training activities of the project are well directed, of good quality and relevant to the target audiences. The DM will report directly to the PSC and PC under necessity.
It consists of the PC, PM, IM, DM and one representative from each Work Package (i.e. usually the WPLs). The primary tasks of the PSC are to monitor the project progress, analyse and approve the results, decide on corrective actions proposed, where appropriate, recommend contractual changes, and provide proper administration of the project (provide project management support regarding technical, financial and/or exploitation/ dissemination issues, as appropriate, propose changes in work shares and related budget).