Utilize 48V system to gain CO2, safety & improved UX

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Avd 94250, PVD3:2
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 738 800
Project duration April 2014 - May 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
Call 2013-01868-en

Purpose and goal

To quantify potential CO2 savings with a low cost high volume mild-hybrid system based on 48V system solution. - Reduce fuel consumption with 8-10g CO2/km on average per vehicle - Meet legal fleet fuel consumption regulations, year 2020 & 2025 - Study how to utilizie 48V to decrease fuel consumption, improve active safety and improved customer features - Create a core-cluster for applied research within 48V electric power supply architecture between academy and industry

Expected results and effects

The project results are expected to be of very great practical use. Certainly, this is an academic project but through the partner Volvo Cars, it enables to pass on the increased knowledge to new advanced engineering projects. The result of a successful livelihood of the project is to increase market penetration of low-cost mild hybrid applications, all in order to reduce fleet fuel consumption and meet future regulatory requirements. The results will be continuously presented at symposiums and seminars, as well as in conference and journal articles.

Planned approach and implementation

Volvo Cars is the main applicant in the project and will act as project manager. The project is a PhD project based at Chalmers with strengthened tutorial. A project steering committee will be established. Participants are senior researchers from Chalmers University and PhD from Chalmers, together with line managers and technical specialists from Volvo Cars. The project timeplan is 5 years with planned start 2014-04-01. The total project budget is 9.4776MSEK whereof 4.7388MSEK public funds.

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