CASTOR

Car Multi-Propulsion Integrated Power Train

 Future electrical propulsion concepts demand more efficiency and less complexity with great functionality, robustness and light weight, and the ability to operate in a wide ambient temperature range. CASTOR will explore architectural advantages of fully integrated power train electronics for distributed propulsion systems that enable future generations of electric vehicle (EV) and personal propulsion systems.

  • Advancements in efficiency and safety will be achieved by implementing a multi-propulsion power train based on the synergic integration of the energy storage with the propulsion unit.
  • The research will not only focus on the integration of the component functionalities but also adopt a holistic approach for thermal management.
  • The research is aimed to achieve 10~20% energy saving, 25% cost reduction, 15~20% improvement in vehicle range, and increased safety and integrability against the current state-of-the art EV propulsion systems.
  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Completed
  • Ongoing Date: 31 May 2013
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Technology fields: Drive Train Technologies,
  • Project Partners: FICOSA (Spain), Infineon Technologies (Germany), Magnomatics (United Kingdom), Stiftelsen SINTEF (Norway), University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), Volkswagen (Germany), CRF - Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy),
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