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TOPIC : Electric vehicle user-centric design for optimised energy efficiency

Topic identifier: GV-05-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
04 October 2016
Deadline: 01 February 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
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Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Increasing the range of vehicles, and in particular EVs, requires the minimisation of the overall energy consumption of which a significant share, depending strongly on the ambient conditions, is often due to the systems (for de-icing/de-fogging, heating, cooling, etc.) required to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of the vehicle occupants. Correspondingly, there is a need to focus on all aspects of the user-centric design of EVs (mainly cars, with potential synergies with heavier vehicles) from the perspective of energy consumption in order to develop advanced solutions which will enable the range of the vehicle to be increased significantly without compromising safety, EV users requirements, all factors that directly affect the competitiveness of EVs with respect to conventional vehicles.

Scope:

Proposals should address all the following aspects:

―Analysis of all aspects of the user-centric design of vehicles which directly or indirectly impact energy consumption in a significant way (including visibility, thermal comfort, HMI, ergonomics, postural comfort, noise and vibration, etc.) that may require the development of new methodologies and design tools. Consideration should be taken of gender aspects and other demographic factors such as ageing.

―Development of solutions, including the application of novel materials, to improve the thermal insulation of vehicles and hence reduce the energy consumption needs over a wide range of ambient conditions.

―Integration of advanced systems and components, and their control, considering also preconditioning, in order to optimise occupant comfort and well-being with respect to energy consumption.

―Reducing the weight and thermal inertia of systems and components (including the windshield and window, seats, dashboard, trim, etc.) in the vehicle in order to improve efficiency without reducing performance.

―Implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level in order to ensure that the safety (including during and after crash) and perception of comfort and well-being remain uncompromised.

An assessment of the applicability of the solutions developed across different types of EVs should be carried out.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 7 and 10 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

Actions are expected to increase 25% the electric drive range of EVs across a wide extent of ambient conditions. This improvement will be achievable on production in the short- to medium-term. Actions will contribute to climate action and sustainable development objectives by achieving an improved energy efficiency without compromising in terms of both the performance of the respective systems and components (including de-icing/de-fogging, heating, cooling, lighting) and the safety, comfort and well-being of the vehicle occupants. Furthermore, through comprehensive impact assessment, the solutions will be demonstrated to be viable in terms of cost and production, and the potential improvement in the competitiveness of EVs with respect to conventional vehicles in the long-term will be analysed.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Open Innovation
Gender
Contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs)
EGVI

Topic conditions and documents

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  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process.

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
     
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

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    Specific provisions and funding rates
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    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6. Additional provisions:

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    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.
    Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

    Open access to research data
    The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

    Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

    Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

    - Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.

    - Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

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