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ELISE - Electric Air Transport In Sweden

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Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för industri och materialvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 495 000
Project duration April 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)

Purpose and goal

Project Elise coordinates the development and use of electric aircraft in Sweden. The first step to create a roadmap from three perspectives; international positioning, societal need and technology inventory. A consortium consisting of Chalmers, KTH, LiU, LTU, Uppsala University, RISE, QRTECH, Heart Aerospace, Abtery and Elitkomposit, with SAAB, GKN, LFV and Svenskt Flyg in an advisory board. In steps 2 and 3, the consortium will develop an electric regional passenger plane with and operating range of 400 km. The goal is to have a certified aircraft by 2025.

Expected results and effects

The overall goal is to create an electric aviation industry and infrastructure in Sweden. In step one, there were three sub-goals; a roadmap, an academic-industrial consortium, and an electric aircraft prototype. The project has the following goals: The Swedish aerospace industry becomes more innovative and sustainable Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation Higher share of renewable energy in the global energy mix Higher productivity Sustainable infrastructure between urban and rural areas

Planned approach and implementation

Industrial activities: A test rig for the electric powertrain - engine, power electronics, battery pack - will be designed and built in 2019. The work will be led by Abtery. The concept design for the planet will be ready before Q2 2019, led by Heart, whereby work on preliminar design and detail design will begin. A 1:4 scale model will be manufactured in 2019, led by Elitkomposit. Academic activities: Aerodynamic analysis - KTH Concept design - LiU Aero acoustics - Chalmers Power train - Uppsala University Autonomy - LTU

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Last updated 7 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00284

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