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LIBERTY project funded

2020·10·06

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LIBERTY, Lightweight Battery System for Extended Range at Improved Safety project has been funded by the European Commision, within the financial aid call "H2020-LC-BAT-2019-2020".
 

Description

There are still several challenges for EVs in general to become the standard in the customer vehicle fleet. The main barrier for customers to buy an EV is range anxiety; the fear that they cannot travel far and quick enough as compared to the more conventional ICE vehicles. The most obvious solutions to this, is to increase the range and shorten charging times while keeping costs at a reasonable level.

Another important aspect to consider is safety. A single incident blown out of proportion by the media could turn the public against a (new) vehicle. For many customers, the reason to consider the purchase of an EV, is the fact that they want to contribute to a more sustainable society. However, there are also concerns around the overall environmental impact of EVs. In the current situation an EV-battery is considered acceptable for use if it still has at least 70 to 80 percent of its initial capacity. After that it needs to be replaced. For customers it is important that the time it takes to get to this point is as long as possible, i.e. the battery lifetime (1st life) needs to be as long as possible.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Objective 1: To achieve a range of 500 km on a fully charged battery pack.
  • Objective 2: To achieve a short charging time.
  • Objective 3: To achieve an ultimately safe battery system.
  • Objective 4: To achieve a long battery lifetime.
  • Objective 5: To achieve sustainability over the battery pack’s entire life cycle.

 

 

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