Development of New Light High-Performance Environmentally Benign Composites Made of Bio-Materials and Bio-Resins for Electric Car Application

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 30/09/2013
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars and Two wheelers
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ECOSHELL is concerned with the development of optimal structural solutions for superlight electric vehicles (category L6 and L7e), decreasing its environmental footprint and using an innovative bio-composite material for the vehicle body. Traditionally this category of urban vehicles has been relatively expensive and lacking of sufficient security measures compared to a classic vehicle (category m1 n1), thus less attractive for popular use. However, a body car lighter than 100Kg can allow the electric vehicles to have acceptable performances at an affordable price, due to lower power of the engine and lower energy consummation. This project aims at handling the first two major draw backs (production cost and safety) while further improving the associated environmental advantages via the application of innovative biodegradable materials for the vehicle body.