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Reference Number EP/I038543/1
Title Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration (VESI)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 80%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor P Mawby
No email address given
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2011
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £3,154,532
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region West Midlands
Programme User Led Skills and Knowledge Flow, User-Led Research
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P Mawby , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr V Pickert , Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr DA Stone , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor E Levi , Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University (0.001%)
Dr A (Andrew ) Cruden , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor P.H. Mellor , Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Professor A Forsyth , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor CM Johnson , Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr K (Keith ) Pullen , Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci, City University (0.001%)
Dr PC Luk , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , HILTech Developments Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Prodrive Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Allied Vehicles Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Converteam Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ABB Group (International), Switzerland (0.000%)
Project Contact , TATA Motors Engineering Technical Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , AG Holding Ltd (trading as Axeon) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Arnold Magnetic Technologies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Rectifier (0.000%)
Project Contact , Motor Design Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hiflux Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Semelab Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sevcon Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Zytek Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ricardo AEA Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Infineon Technologies AG, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scorpion Precision Industry (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd., China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dynex Semiconductor Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The urgent need for EV technology is clear. Consequently, this project is concerned with two key issues, namely the cost and power density of the electrical drive system, both of which are key barriers to bringing EVs to the mass market. To address these issues a great deal of underpinning basic research needs to be carried out. Here, we have analysed and divided the problem into 6 key themes and propose to build a number of demonstrators to showcase the advances made in the underlying science and engineering.We envisage that over the coming decades EVs in one or more variant forms will achieve substantial penetration into European and global automotive markets, particularly for cars and vans. The most significant barrier impeding the commercialisation EVs is currently the cost. Not until cost parity with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles is achieved will it become a seriously viable choice for most consumers. The high cost of EVs is often attributed to the cost of the battery, when in fact the cost of the electrical power train is much higher than that of the ICE vehicle. It is reasonable to assume that that battery technology will improve enormously in response to this massive market opportunity and as a result will cease to be the bottleneck to development as is currently perceived in some quarters. We believe that integration of the electrical systems on an EV will deliver substantial cost reductions to the fledgling EV marketOur focus will therefore be on the two major areas of the electrical drive train that is generic to all types of EVs, the electrical motor and the power electronics. Our drivers will be to reduce cost and increase power density, whilst never losing sight of issues concerning manufacturability for a mass market
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