Societies around the world are looking for clean and affordable mobility. The global trend for sustainability is obvious, and electro-mobility is moving forward, driven by a significant progress with attractive market oriented cars with enhanced drive dynamics, cruising capabilities and driving range.

However, car buyers are still reluctant to purchase electrical vehicles (EV) that are still more expensive than conventional vehicles. Additionally, customers have concerns about limited driving range and doubts to reach the planned destination due to variations of up to 50% from the car’s nominal range. This underlines the need for improved autonomy and predictable mileage, powertrain and battery thermal endurance, and passenger comfort despite changing climatic conditions. Simply increasing the battery capacity is not a viable option for cost-efficient vehicles.

The expectation on the 3rd and 4th Generation of electrified cars is to have the same level of comfort as on conventional cars today. According to market intelligence safe, eco and human oriented mobility at afford-able costs is required. OSEM-EV translates the foreseen project innovations into a customer value proposition. Highest priority is improved mileage and predictable range without adding further cost and weight.

 

In particular, OSEM-EV addresses these drawbacks and challenges:

  • Range limitation due to the limited storage capacity of electric batteries
  • Batteries' capacity feed auxiliary equipment such as climate control (in extreme conditions up to 60%
  • Systematic energy management based on the integration of components and sub-systems without sacrificing comfort
  • Limit the negative impact of high and low environment temperatures
  • Extend the range of electric vehicles in all weather conditions

OSEM-EV aims reduce significantly the negative impact of high and low climatic temperatures while ensuring a better controlled and predictive travel. Cars autonomy will be increased by thanks to a considerable reduction of energy used for passenger comfort and component cooling in extreme conditions.

Horizon 2020

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation