The ADVICE project aims at increasing the number of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Plugin-HEVs to up to 10% of all vehicles registered in the mid-term range. This will be achieved by focusing on a market segment called "premium class", which covers vehicles ranging from medium to luxury class as well as SUVs. In ADVICE three demonstrator vehicles are built, ranging from mild-hybrid to full plug-in hybrid and operating either on gasoline or diesel.
Besides fulfilling the energy efficiency and emission requirements of the call and limiting premium costs to 5% with respect to the best in-class non-hybrid diesel (and 15% premium for a P-HEV), particular attention is devoted to optimum drivability and drive performance.
Hybrid energy storage systems (a combination of differently sized electrochemical systems or mixed electrochemical and mechanical systems), waste heat recovery and high temperature electronics will be the enablers to demonstrate both, energy efficiency and cost reduction.