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OPENER – Increasing the driving range of fully electric cars

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The on-going EU-funded OpEneR project is on a road to success in its aim to increase the driving range of fully electric vehicles as two fully electric prototypes of Peugeot 3008 e-4WD have been developed during the first year of the project. Both of these prototypes are driven by two e-machines, each with 50kW power. In addition a battery pack of 40kWh enables the vehicles to drive approximately 200 km purely on electricity. These prototypes will now be used in developing and testing new functionalities in order to realize an overall energy manager caring for an optimal driving range.
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